How to get here ?

International Flights: If you are making travel arrangements from abroad there are several airlines flying to Iceland. All of them arrive at Keflavik International Airport. The international airport is located approximitely 50 km away from Reykjavík, Icelands capital.


Airport shuttle Keflavik - Reykjavík: You can travel by coach/bus to and from Keflavik Airport. The trip from the airport terminal to Reykjavík downtown takes approximately 45 minutes. You can buy the tickets and find further details on the websites of the coach/bus companies. 


Domestic Flights: From Reykjavik Domestic Airport you can fly with Air Iceland Connect to Ísafjörður which takes about 35 minutes.


In Ísafjördur: We have arranged free transport from the Ísafjörður-airport to the accomodation or the conference location for those who arrive on the 26th late and on the 27th early. No need to register. 

If you arrive earlier (or later) the small red airport bus will bring you to your location for a free of 1000 isk. 


Taxi in Ísafjörður: 

Taxi Stígur - 00354 666 6950

Taxi Óli Hall - 00354 865 3709

Taxi 24/7 - 00354 - 779 0888


Rental car: You can also book a rental car directly from Keflavik and drive all the way to Ísafjörður. There are two ways to drive here. From Reykjavík to Ísafjörður via roads 60 and 61 along the east route of the Westfjords, 455 km paved road. Or via road 60 along the south-west route, 438 km, in parts unpaved. We advise you to plan in enough time! The maximum speed in Iceland is 90 km/h and we have no highways. So you should plan in a minimum of 6 hours. 


Carpooling: Please use the following Carpooling Link for the event CoastGIS2018 to share rides to and from Ísafjördur. 


Driving in Iceland: 

In some way, it is different driving in Iceland than most other countries. The best way to get information about road conditions is to call 1777 or check the website of the Icelandic Road Administration (Vegagerðin). The “Road Conditions and Weather” webpage is in English; you can choose different regions to be displayed.

Web cameras have been set up on most of the main roads, especially where roads pass over mountains, they are a useful indicator of conditions. Be aware that the weather can change very rapidly and driving conditions therefore too. 

Maximum speed in Iceland 90 km/h – speeding tickets in Iceland are costly so keep your eyes open for speed limit signs.

According to Icelandic law everyone must wear a seatbelt regardless of where seated in the car. Headlights are required around the clock, while driving. 

Driving off-road is forbidden!

The number in Iceland to call for in case of an emergency is 112.  

icelandic road system, vegagerðin 2017
icelandic road system, vegagerðin 2017