Private transfer to Reykjavik
When flying to Iceland from another country, you will fly into Keflavik International Airport, which is a long way from Reykjavik city center. To get from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik, there are a few shuttles run by different companies and even a public bus service, but if you are not on a budget and you are looking for a more practical way, I believe a private transfer is your best option, even though it might not be the cheapest, and here are my top 5 reasons for that.
1. Private Transfers are worry-free
Imagine you are flying overnight, you land in Keflavik early morning, you are tired and sleepy…the last thing you want to do is try to find the right bus, carry all your bags and wait for the bus to leave. By booking a private transfer, you won’t have to worry about anything because your driver will be waiting for you at arrivals, holding a sign with your name, and will take you directly to his car, usually very close to the exit, possibly helping with the bags…what is better than that after a long flight, when all you want to to is get to your hotel without worrying about anything?
2. Private Transfers are quicker.
When booking a shuttle from the Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik, you should keep in mind how the shuttle system works: the trip from the airport to the main bus terminal in Reykjavik is about 45 minutes on a big bus, you will then need to change bus and get on a smaller one which will take you downtown to designated stops. The same happens on the way back to the airport: pick up from the locations downtown starts half an hour before the actual departure time of the bus, you are taken to the main bus terminal and then change bus to go to Keflavik. All in all, the transfer can take up to one and a half hours. With a private transfer however, you will be at your hotel in just about 45 minutes, because you will go directly from the airport to your hotel and vice versa, without having to wait or change buses.
3. Private Transfers take you directly to your hotel.
The shuttles need to follow the bus ban in downtown Reykjavik, meaning that if your hotel is located inside the restricted area, you will be dropped off at the nearest convenient bus stop, usually a few minute walk away. However, cars and private transfers can usually take you all the way to your hotel entrance and pick you up from there when you need to go back to the airport, which is especially nice in the winter or when Iceland is giving you an example of its bad weather.
Picture the same situation as before: you land after a long overnight flight, you are tired and grumpy, you do not want to be dropped off somewhere and having to find your hotel yourself, carrying your bags down streets you don’t know, when it is dark, windy and cold outside.
With a private transfer, you will not have any of these problems: you will be dropped off right at your hotel and the driver will even help you with the bags, you won’t get too cold or wet if it rains!
4. Private Transfers can take you anywhere in Reykjavik.
If you have booked an Air B&B, you driver will take you there without any problems because private transfers do not have designated stops and can take you to any location you need to go to in Reykjavik. You can even add a stop at the Blue Lagoon for example, or somewhere else! Just talk to the company when you book the transfer from Keflavik airport and make some arrangements your driver will be happy to accommodate.
5. Private Transfers are actually more convenient if you are traveling in a group.
If there is more of you traveling together, you might want to consider booking a private transfer as it is often the same price as bus tickets for many people. Of course it depends on how big the group is and what type of vehicle you require, but it is often just a matter of little more money for having a better, faster and more comfortable service.
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Text: Elisa Maccagnoni – Iceland premium tours