Like most Icelandic cities, Reykjavik is one of those destinations where public transportation is important. The city relies heavily not only on their public transportation to get around, but also because they want to stay environment-friendly.
Buses run throughout the city. Bus Route #87, for example, runs from Voggafleggjari to Vogar. Straeto buses allow you to purchase in 20 ticket increments. 20 adult tickets cost approximately 8,300 ISK, 20 tickets for children aged 12 – 17 cost 3,000 ISK, and 20 tickets for children aged 6 – 11 cost 1,300 ISK. Children under the age of 6 ride free.
Taxis run throughout the city centre by private companies including Iceland Taxi, Airport Taxi, and Hreyfill. Fares depend on the taxi service and number of kilometers travelled.
Bus tours operate throughout the country and especially in Reykjavik. Take the Reykjavik Excursion tour which has over 40 years of experience in the area and includes tours daily for tourists. Tours cost approximately 6,800 ISK to as much as 29,900 ISK depending on which package you select.
Ideally, you want to rent a car to visit the outskirts of Reykjavik. Most of the main tourist attractions are further away from the city centre, and you will rely heavily on your own vehicle. It is best to book your car rental at the airport.