As you leave the arrivals hall at Keflavik International Airport look out for our signs that direct you to the courtesy shuttle bus. This regular service takes you to the airport's car rental centre. Once you have completed the paperwork the city itself is 30 miles away on the fast Route 41, a journey that should take around 40 minutes. Our main Reykjavik office is centrally located on Fiskislod Street next to the harbour and marina.
Reykjavik enjoys good road links along the coastline and to the country's main towns and settlements. During the Summer months, the roads into the city become very congested on Sunday afternoons and Monday mornings as locals return from weekends in the country. A Sat Nav is a useful extra in the city helping you navigate its many one-way systems and the road closures that take place during good weather in the Summer.
Unusually for a capital city parking is easy in Reykjavik even though the city boasts the most cars per head of population in the world. The easiest place to park is in the huge car parks that line the harbour while metered street parking is common across the city. All of the city's attractions are within an easy walk of each other.
While Reykjavik is a pleasure to explore on foot start your visit by taking a drive in your rental vehicle to get your bearings in the city's different districts and explore its harbour and coastline. Call into the Alþingi, a hewn-stone Victorian-era building that houses part of the Icelandic parliament. In contrast, City Hall is an example of Reykjavik's modernist architecture. An interesting feature of its ground floor is a large relief map of the whole country. If you happen to be visiting over the Christmas period you will see the Tower of Light projected into the air from the Imagine Peace Tower, Yoko Ono's memorial to John Lennon. Explore the country's history in the National Museum of Iceland before enjoying an al-fresco lunch in one of the city's many parks and open spaces.