Getting around in Iceland is easy, but travellers should always take precaution. The car is the most common mode of transport and car rental agencies can be found in most major towns.

Beware that Iceland's beautiful and rugged landscape also contains some difficulties for the driver. Drive carefully and monitor the weather forecast, especially during winter.

Domestic airlines provide daily flights between Reykjavík and most major destinations. Iceland has no railways but bus companies cover the country with their network. There is also a number of ferry services connecting ports.

Increasing number of visitors use cycling as a means of transport, but observe that Icelandic nature and weather can be challenging.

Public Transport

Find information about travelling around Iceland by bus, domestic flights and ferries.



VAKINN is the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. Only companies that maintain the highest standards in all aspects of business practices and meet a comprehensive assessment criteria have earned the right to carry VAKINN – Iceland tourism's official quality and environment label. 

The quality system is divided into two categories, star grading system for accommodation and
other tourism services.

VAKINN is run by the Icelandic Tourist Board which has led the project in close cooperation with The Icelandic Travel Industry Association, Innovation Center Iceland and the Icelandic Tourism Association.

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