Icelandic bus transportation is pretty good but there is one thing you need to take care of when traveling from and around Reykjavík and that is the different transportation hubs that the bus companies travel from.
(BSI) BSÍ Bus terminal
This is where you will end up if you take the Flybus from Keflavík airport. This is the largest bus terminal in Reykjavík and the main one for transportation out of Reykjavík.
Two of the largest bus companies in Iceland are located here, Sterna and Reykjavík Excursions. These two companies cover pretty much all of the bus routes around the island. (more about Bus Companies in Iceland)
Reykjavík Excursions specialize in Day Tours and they also have from passports during the summer that are valid from 7 up to 10 days. This company also runs the Flybus from Keflavík airport and has buses going to the Blue Lagoon daily.
Sterna is a company that runs scheduled buses around Iceland during the summer. They have passports valid for the whole summer that give people the freedom to roam around the island at will and jump on and off the buses whenever they want at any requested destination.
There is also a restaurant located at BSÍ. It’s called Fljótt og Gott and they are known for selling old fashioned Icelandic food that travellers coming to Iceland shouldn’t miss out on.
Hlemmur Bus Station
Next up on our list of bus terminals in the capital, is Hlemmur. This is the main bus terminal for the yellow city buses that you will be seeing all around town.
At Hlemmur you can buy bus passes that range from 1-3 days up to 9 months. These are valid for all the buses travelling around the Capital. A single fare is 350kr and you have to have the exact amount in your pocket
Bus number 57 takes you to Akranes, a small fishing town around 50 km from Reykjavík, but the passes are not valid for that bus.
A documentary was made about the bums at Hlemmur in 2001. It was named after the bus terminal and Sigur Rós made the music for it.
Mjódd small shopping mall
Mjódd is actually the name of the small shopping mall in the suburb of Breiðholt but that’s name is also used for the small bus terminal located in one end of the mall.
This is where you want to go if your plan is to go to the town of Selfoss in the South. Note that Sterna also goes to Selfoss 2-3 times per day but if that doesn’t fit your time schedule this should be your second option.
There are a few buses that can take you from the city centre to Mjódd. My recommendations are buses nr. 3, 11 and 12, and from Mjódd to Selfoss you catch bus nr. 57.
You can find the schedules for all the city buses here
This is actually not a bus terminal anymore but it’s still worth mentioning. The sales offices for Iceland Excursions are located here and most of the city buses stop at Lækjartorg due to it’s very central location.
This should have covered all the most important bus terminals in Reykjavík. If you need to locate any other transportation hubs in Reykjavík, don’t be afraid to leave a comment. We’re always here for you.