Strætó!

Waiting for the bus in Reykjavik, Iceland

Waiting for the bus in Reykjavik, Iceland My German friends are not impressed by the Reykjavik bus system, but coming from the DC area, where you have to have a car to get anywhere, I am rather fond of the fairly punctual and cheap (350ISK) Strætó busses. If you’re visiting the city, you can pay with coins or buy single ride tickets at the Hlemmur and BSI bus stations (or at the University of Iceland food court register). Don’t forget to ask for an exchange ticket if you’re switching busses. [These photos are unedited, 35mm film shots taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel 2000.]

9 thoughts on “Strætó!

  1. 350 ISK is not cheap in my opinion. It actually was 100 ISK a few years ago, so taking the bus twice a day(if the ticket ran out) was only 200 ISK. Now it’s 700 ISK, almost 1000 ISK.
    There was some talk a few years ago to make a train ride from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik but due to financial difficulties and the fact that the population (320.000 people I believe, somewhere around that) and tourists all together were just a to small amount of people.
    The bus system is not great (15 minuets between buses of the same route, sometimes 30 during weekends and even an hour) but it’s the only system that we have for public transportation. Our population is just too small to have anything else (metro systems,trains and such) and too small to have the buses of the same route 5 minuets apart.
    So we Icelanders can’t really complain about anything. 😀

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