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02, Getting to Iceland

Travel planning
Please arrange your travel to Iceland and travel insurance before completing the Volunteer Registration Form.

Flights to Iceland
A full list of airlines operating services to Iceland’s Keflavik airport can be found on their website. When organising their flights, most of our volunteers will need to +1 day to the start and end of the placements.

  • The Thórsmörk buses leave Reykjavik very early in the morning on the placement start day and most volunteers stay overnight in Reykjavik before hand.
  • At the end of the placement the bus returns to Reykjavik in the evening. Due to changing road and river crossing conditions in the Thórsmörk area, delays to scheduled bus times are possible. Most volunteers stay in Reykjavik on the placement end date to ensure they have plenty of time to get to their flight.

Ferry to Iceland
If you are looking for an alternative to flying, it is possible to travel to Iceland by ferry. The Smyril Line operates services from Denmark and the Faeroes to Seyðisfjörður on the east of Iceland. We include a link to to guide you through the process. Please note that there are limited bus connections to Seyðisfjörður and that it will take a day to travel from the port to Reykjavik or Thórsmörk .

Getting to Reykjavik from Keflavik Airport
Keflavik Airport is about 50km from Reykjavik and there are regular bus services for all incoming flights. The journey time to Reykjavik is about 45 minutes and buses drop-off at the city’s hotels, guesthouses and hostels, simply ask when you buy your ticket. Here are two companies operating airport services. Their ticket offices can be found in the airport arrivals area and buses depart from nearby:

Map of the BSÍ Coach Terminal

Covid 19
Information about the current Coronavirus situation in Iceland can be found at

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