Transportation from Akureyri Airport


What is the best way to get to/from Akureyri Airport and what is the cheapest?

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Rent a car

Most travellers head to Iceland for tourism. Especially in northern Iceland, the only practical option is to travel by car, so rent a car right at Akureyri Airport.

There are several car rental companies operating here. Europcar and Budget have the best ratings, and you can compare the prices of all available companies at the link below.

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A weekly rental in the summer season costs from 450 eur. In the low season you can get prices between 200 eur and 300 eur.

Akureyri Airport is just off the main ring road around the whole of Iceland and you can easily get to all the attractions in the area from here.


There is also a special bus service from Akureyri Airport to the city centre, Akureyri Airport Bus, formerly known as FlyBus.

The buses are operated by Sysli and the timetable follows the regular flight service. The journey to the centre takes about 15 minutes.

Tickets cost 990 isk and can be paid by card at the driver or online via the website

There is a nice pedestrian path along the road that leads to the nearest local public bus stop "Skautahöll" (approx. 1.5 km). From there, the A6 bus line runs to the centre / A5 bus line from the centre. Buses run once an hour and are free of charge.


No mobile apps like Uber, Bolt or Lyft operate in Akureyri.

However, official taxis are waiting outside the terminal for all scheduled arrivals. You can pay by cash or card and a ride to central Akureyri costs about 2 500 isk.

On foot

When the weather is nice and you don't have a lot of luggage, walk into the centre on a separate footpath from the road.

The path runs along the fjord and takes 3.5 km to reach the city centre.

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