An extensive network of buses serves most parts of Iceland. Services are intermittent in the winter season, and some routes are operated only in summer. Fares from Reykjavík range from IKr 1,600 for a one-way trip in summer to Laugarvatn near Þingvellir, to IKr 9,200 for a summer round-trip, Reykjavík to Akureyri. The bus network is operated by Bifreiðastöð Íslands; its terminal is on the northern rim of Reykjavík Airport.
Bifreiðastöð Íslands (Vatnsmýrarvegur 10, Reykjavík, IS-101. 580–5040. www.bsi.is. Daily 4 am–11 pm.)
Holders of BSÍ Passport tickets are entitled to discounts on ferries, BSÍ-rented mountain bikes, stays at campsites and Edda hotels, and other travel needs.
If you want to explore the island extensively, it's a good idea to buy the Omnibus Passport, which covers travel on all scheduled bus routes with unlimited stopovers. The Full Circle Passport is valid for a circular trip on the Ring Road mid-July to mid-September; you can take as long as you like to complete the journey but you have to keep heading in the same direction on the circuit (detours into the interior must be paid for separately). The Air/Bus Rover ticket offered by Air Iceland (Flugfélag Íslands) and BSÍ allows you to fly one-way to any domestic Air Iceland destination and travel by bus back, so you can save some time and still have a chance to explore the countryside.
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