Ísafjörður is a small place where you can walk or bike everywhere. To the neighboring towns, you can also take the bus or use ride share. There are daily flights from the Ísafjörður airport to Reykjavík; these are subsidized (40% discount) by the government for Westfjords residents, which includes students once they are registered with the local municipality. For detailed information please visit the website of the Westfjords´ official marketing agency

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, capital of Iceland.

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 flight from Reykjavík to Ísafjörður

There are normally two scheduled flights daily between Reykjavík and Ísafjörður. They can be booked online at www.icelandair.com . Flights leave from Reykjavík domestic airport, not from Keflavík airport. Once you arrive in Ísafjörður, you can take the FlyBus from the airport directly to your final destination in Ísafjörður town for ISK 1.000. The bus to Ísafjörður waits outside the airport after every landed flight.

Public bus

Please follow the Visit Westfjords Official Travel Guide website for information about the bus timetable. Please get confirmed timings before making plans.

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! 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.