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Public Bus System and Parking Guide

Our nearest pick-up and drop-off location, for Flybus, Airport transfer, and tours, is only 3 minutes from our front door. Bus stop #11 Austurbær.


Explore the convenience of Reykjavik's bus system during your stay at Nordic Hostel. Straeto, the local transportation authority, operates numerous routes connecting key areas within the city and beyond. Here's what you need to know:

Routes: Straeto offers diverse routes covering most parts of Reykjavik, providing easy access to attractions, shopping districts, and cultural hubs.

Tickets: Adult single-ride tickets cost 630 ISK onboard, but you can save with prepaid cards or mobile tickets by using the app Klapp.

Getting Around: Bus stops are conveniently located, with many near Nordic Hostel. Use the Straeto website or Klapp mobile app to plan your route.


Parking: While our hostel has limited parking, nearby zones offer options. Note that some spots may not be reserved. Here's a quick parking guide:

  • Central Reykjavik features four parking zones, each with different rates and operating hours. Generally, parking fees are in effect from 09:00 to 21:00 on weekdays and Saturdays, and from 10:00 to 21:00 on Sundays, with some exceptions.

  • Here's a breakdown of the zones:

  • There are 4 parking zones in Reykjavík and each has different charges and rates when it comes to parking. Generally, it is only within these zones in downtown Reykjavík that you must pay for parking, most other places should be free. You shouldn't have to pay for parking if you don’t see a “P” parking sign or information about charges displayed. The different rates for parking zones in Reykjavík are charged at an hourly rate as follows:

  • Red & Pink – Area P1; these are the most expensive areas to park, charging 600 ISK (€4.04)

  • Blue – Area P2; these areas of parking charge 220 ISK (€1.48) 

  • Green – Area P3; these regions of the capital charge 90 ISK (€0.60) 

  • Orange – Area P4; only valid during weekdays charging 220 ISK (€1.48)

Parking payment methods vary, especially in parking garages. Typically, you'll find a machine to pay by card. Some garages charge upon entry, while others allow payment when leaving.

Alternatively, mobile apps offer convenient payment options. Apps like EasyPark and Parka enable remote payment and extension of parking times. EasyPark, for instance, utilizes GPS to track your location within parking zones, making managing parking times effortless. Similarly, Parka offers similar functionalities for hassle-free parking management.

Below you can find some of the nearest parking spots, for more information, please ask at the reception.

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