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There are 5 ways to get from Reykjavík to Silfra by bus, taxi or car

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Line 15 bus, taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take the line 15 bus from Skeifan to Varmárskóli 15
  2. Take a taxi from Varmárskóli to Silfra

4 alternative options

Line 15 bus, taxi via Reykjabyggð  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the line 15 bus from Engjateigur to Reykjabyggð 15
  2. Take a taxi from Reykjabyggð to Silfra

Line 15 bus, taxi via Reykjavegur  •  1h 5m

  1. Take the line 15 bus from Engjateigur to Reykjavegur 15
  2. Take a taxi from Reykjavegur to Silfra

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reykjavík to Silfra 50.8 km

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Reykjavík to Silfra 50.8 km
Reykjavík → Silfra
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Silfra is 1700 (national) or 00354 544 4113.

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Last updated: 22 Mar 2023
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The cheapest way to get from Reykjavík to Silfra is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reykjavík to Silfra is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 44 min.

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It is 40 km from Reykjavík to Silfra. It is approximately 50.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Reykjavík to Silfra without a car is to line 15 bus and taxi which takes 50 min and costs $95 - $130.

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It takes approximately 50 min to get from Reykjavík to Silfra, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reykjavík to Silfra is 51 km. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Reykjavík to Silfra.

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There are six+ hotels available in Silfra. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 39.7 km
  • Duration: 50 min

What companies run services between Reykjavík, Iceland and Silfra, Iceland?

There is no direct connection from Reykjavík to Silfra. However, you can take the line 15 bus to Varmárskóli then take the taxi to Silfra. Alternatively, you can take the line 15 bus to Reykjabyggð then take the taxi to Silfra.

Bus operators
Strætó
Phone
+354 540 2700
Website
straeto.is
Bus from Skeifan to Varmárskóli
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Strætó
Bus from Engjateigur to Reykjabyggð
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Strætó
Bus from Engjateigur to Reykjavegur
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Strætó
Other operators
Taxi from Varmárskóli to Silfra
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Taxi Reykjavik
Phone
+354 561 0000
Website
taxireykjavik.is
Reykjavík Taxi Travel
Phone
+354 898 6280
Website
reykjaviktaxi.is

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