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Reykjavik advice

My husband and I will be spending two full days and three nights in Reykjavik summer 2023, Definitely not renting a car. Looking for: Best hotels that offer airport transport, and any leads on great day tour operators. AND Anything you think we shouldn’t miss!…Thank you!

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Hi Sallylucywright,

When my family visited Iceland in 2021 we stayed in a hotel in Reykjavik that didn't offer a transfer to the airport. We used FlyBus which has buses that leave direct from the airport.

For good/local daytrip operators we used Nice Travel for a tour of the Golden Circle and South Coast. We were very impressed with the quality of the guide, smaller bus, and attention they gave each member of the tour.

For a under the radar idea go walk around the harbor for an hour really cool to see all the industrial fishing boats.
Safe Travels.

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Personally, I like to take the Flybus from the airport and then transfer to the correct bus at the BSI bus terminal downtown. Don't worry, they will point you in the right direction based on your hotel. I have always had good luck with the Center Hotels chain, and prefer to stay either on Laugavegur, the main shopping street, or in the center plaza near the old marina. This puts everything in walking distance (and ease of walking to a bus stop if you choose to go to Perlan).

I always do my tour bookings through Reykjavik Excursions, only because I like what they have to offer and have always had good service. For the time that you're going, if you haven't already booked airfare, keep an eye out on travel sites like Travelzoo and Sherman's travel. I'm always seeing packages including everything that you're looking for at well less than $1000/ person from the East coast.

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Reykjavik hotels don't offer transportation as Reykjavik is a 45 minute drive from the airport. Many use the Flybus.

I've been to Reykjavik a few times. The last time I stayed at the Center Hotel Laugavegur. I highly recommend it.

Reykjavik Excursions is the largest tour operator in Iceland. They also run the Flybus.

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As mentioned, you won't find a hotel with transportation from the hotel. Flybus is very easy to use and not expensive. We have taken a taxi before as well, which ran $120 between our hotel in Reykjavik and the airport.

I agree with the recommendations for Center Hotels. We have stayed at both the Midgardur location as well as the Laugarvatn and both were wonderful.

As for tour operators, we have used Troll twice this past year and were very pleased. We used Reykjavik Excursions about 8 years ago and they were good, but we have not used them recently.