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Transport

Whether you plan to drive, take a bus, walk, cycle or even fly around the country, there is
plenty from which to choose.

Airlines

Iceland has a few airlines, international and domestic flights can be booked through
their websites or via telephone.

Bus tours

Busses operate all over the country. Some routes are driven year round but some roads
are only open during the summer. Detailed maps of different routes are available at the tourist
information centers as well as in certain other public areas.

Car Rentals

There are plenty of car rentals throughout the country. Some are part of an
international chain and others are privately owned. Prices and quality may vary so it’s
important to examine carefully all the possibilities.

How to get here?

Reykjavík to Borgarnes, 74 km, paved road:
Reykjavík – Hvalfjörður (tunnel) – Borgarnes
(Drive road 1 all the way to Borgarnes)

Reykjavík to Akranes, 49 km, paved road:
Reykjavík – Hvalfjörður (tunnel) – Akranes
(drive road 1 through the tunnel and then you drive road 51 to Akranes)

Reykjavík to Stykkishólmur, 172 km, paved road:
Reykjavík – Hvalfjörður (tunnel) – Borgarnes – Vegamót – Stykkishólmur
(Drive road 1 to Borgarnes, there take the road 54 to Vegamót and drive from there on road 56 until you reach road 54 again. Drive road 54 until you turn to road 58 to Stykkishólmur)

Reykjavík to Ólafsvík, 194 km, paved road:
There is a 3 ways to drive to Ólafsvík

Nr.1. Reykjavík – Hvalfjörður (tunnel) – Borgarnes – Vegamót – Fróðarheiði – Ólafsvík
(Drive road 1 to Borgarnes then you drive road 54 all the way to Ólafsvík)

Nr.2. Reykjavík – Hvalfjörður (tunnel) – Borgarnes – Vegamót – Hellissandur – Rif – Ólafsvík
(Drive road 1 to Borgarnes then you drive road 54 to junction of Fróðarheiði and then road 574 drive that road through Hellissandur and Rif then you reach to Ólafsvík)

Nr. 3. Reykjavík – Hvalfjörður (tunnel) – Borgarnes – Vegamót – Grundarfjörður – Ólafvík
(Drive road 1 to Borgarnes then drive road 54 to Vegamót then drive road 56 and again you drive road 54 through Grundarfjörður and then you reach to Ólafsvík)

Reykjavík to Bifröst, 104 km, paved road:
Reykjavík – Hvalfjörður (tunnel) – Borgarnes – Bifröst
(Drive road 1 through Borgarnes and then you reach to Bifröst)

Reykjavík to Búðardalur, 135 km, paved road:
Reykjavík – Hvalfjörður (tunnel) – Borgarnes – Bifröst – Brattabrekka – Búðardalur
(Drive road 1 through Borgarnes and go past Bifröst and then take road 60 over Brattabrekka then you vill reach to Búðardalur)

Reykjavík to Hvanneyri, 84km, paved road:
Reykjavík – Hvalfjörður (tunnel) – Hvanneyri
(Drive road 1 almost to Borgarnes then take road 50 to Hvanneyri)

Reykjavík to Reykholt, 108km, paved road:
Reykjavík – Hvalfjörður (tunnel) – Reykholt
(Drive road 1 almost to Borgarnes then take road 50 and go past Hvanneyri and then you will reach to Reykholt)

Reykjavík to Húsafell, 131 km, paved road:
Reykjavík – Hvalfjörður (tunnel) – Reykholt – Húsafell
(Drive road 1 almost to Borgarnes then take road 50 and go past Hvanneyri and also past Reykholt and then you will reach to Húsafell) 

 

Ferries

The car ferry Baldur crosses Breiðafjörður between Stykkishólmur in the north of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and Brjánslækur on the south side of the West Fjords. There are two departures from Stykkishólmur from June to August. There is a daily departure during winter. A ferry ride considerably shortens the route between the south and mid-west of the country and the West Fjords region. The ferry has a stopover at Faltey Island. 

Public Transportation

Strætó operates all year round in the West Iceland (Borgarfjörður area, Snæfellsnes peninsula, Dalir, West Fjords) on the following itineraries:
Bus 57: Reykjavík Mjódd – Akranes – Borgarnes – Blönduós – Sauðakrókur – Akureyrir v.v.
Bus 58: Borgarnes – Stykkishólmur v.v.
Bus 59: Borgarnes – Búðardalur – Hólmavík v.v.
Bus 81: Borgarnes – Reykholt v.v.
Bus 82: Stykkishólmur – Grundarfjörður – Ólafsvík – Hellissandur v.v.

For more information visit Strætó

West Iceland

Towns & Villages

The population centres in West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Ten places have over 50 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with 6,500 inhabitants. 

All of the larger communities put ever-increasing emphasis on dynamic tourism where a wide selection of recreation and services are offered.   

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Map Hellissandur, Rif Grundarfjörður Stykkishólmur Búðardalur Dalir Arnarstapi Hellnar Snæfellsnes Bifröst Húsafell Reykholt Borgarfjörður Hvanneyri Borgarnes Hvalfjörður Akranes Ólafsvík