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There are 6 ways to get from Reykjavík to Vatnajökull National Park by plane or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Hornafjordur, travel

  1. Fly from Reykjavik (RKV) to Hornafjordur (HFN)
  2. Travel from Hornafjordur to Vatnajökull National Park

5 alternative options

Fly to Akureyri, travel

  1. Fly from Reykjavik (RKV) to Akureyri (AEY)
  2. Travel from Akureyri to Vatnajökull National Park

Fly to Egilsstadir, travel

  1. Fly from Reykjavik (RKV) to Egilsstadir (EGS)
  2. Travel from Egilsstadir to Vatnajökull National Park

Fly to Husavik, travel

  1. Fly from Reykjavik (RKV) to Husavik (HZK)
  2. Travel from Husavik to Vatnajökull National Park

Bus, travel via Selfoss

  1. Take the bus from Mjódd to Selfoss - N1
  2. Take the bus from Selfoss - N1 to Vík í Mýrdal
  3. Take the bus from Vík í Mýrdal to Skaftafell
  4. Travel from Skaftafell to Vatnajökull National Park

Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Reykjavík Campsite to Skógar
  2. Take the bus from Vík í Mýrdal to Skaftafell
  3. Travel from Skaftafell to Vatnajökull National Park
Reykjavík → Vatnajökull National Park
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Rules to follow in Iceland

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Observe COVID-19 safety rules

COVID-19 help in Iceland

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1700 (national) or 00354 544 4113

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Yes, travel within Iceland is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vatnajökull National Park is 1700 (national) or 00354 544 4113.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vatnajökull National Park is subject to regional advice.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1700 (national) or 00354 544 4113.

Last updated: 25 Jun 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Directorate of Health and The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Reykjavík and Vatnajökull National Park is 239 km.

The best way to get from Reykjavík to Vatnajökull National Park without a car is to bus and travel via Selfoss which takes 7h 48m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to get from Reykjavík to Vatnajökull National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reykjavik Airport to Hornafjordur Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Eagle Air offers flights from Reykjavik Airport to Hornafjordur Airport.

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Map of how to get from Reykjavík to Vatnajökull National Park.
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  • Distance: 239.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 40m

What companies run services between Reykjavík, Iceland and Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland?

There is no direct connection from Reykjavík to Vatnajökull National Park. However, you can fly to Hornafjordur then take the travel to Vatnajökull National Park. Alternatively, you can fly to Akureyri then take the travel to Vatnajökull National Park.

Airlines
Eagle Air
Website
eagleair.is
Flights from Reykjavik to Hornafjordur
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$17 - $290
Flights from Reykjavik to Husavik
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$15 - $280
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from Reykjavik to Akureyri
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Bus operators
Strætó
Phone
+354 540 2700
Website
straeto.is
Bus from Mjódd to Selfoss - N1
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Strætó
Bus from Selfoss - N1 to Vík í Mýrdal
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Strætó
Bus from Vík í Mýrdal to Skaftafell
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
Strætó
Sterna
Phone
+354 551 11 66
Email
info@sternatravel.com
Website
icelandbybus.is
Bus from Reykjavík Campsite to Skógar
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
icelandbybus.is

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