Cruise Travel

Ships dock at Skarfabakki Quay in Reykjavík, which sits 4 km (2½ miles) from the city center. The Cruise Visitor Welcome Centre has a range of facilities, including currency exchange, V.A.T. refunds, car rental, a shop, Internet access (including Wi-Fi), and toilets. Free shuttle buses transfer passengers downtown, but taxis also generally wait to meet the ship. If you want to walk, it is an easy stroll into town, but you can never be sure of the weather.

A car rental is expensive in summertime per day for a compact manual vehicle. All the international companies have offices in the city. Many roads outside the capital are hard surface but not asphalt, so a car is necessary if you want to explore on your own. Driving can be difficult in snow and ice.

There are many companies in Reykjavík offering group or individual tours, including Iceland Total, but the costs for these activities can be high. Tourist information centers in Reykjavík have many brochures for day tours. Taxis can also perform tour services. Prices may be fixed or, for shorter journeys, metered, and taxis accept credit cards.

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