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The city's one and only public transport option
Noteworthy for: The Reykjavik bus company operated one of the first fleets of hydrogen buses in all of Europe.
Word to the wise: Buses don't give change so you'll need the correct coinage before you board.
There are no trains in Iceland, which means no subway or commuter rail, so unless you plan to walk everywhere, or you have unlimited riches for taxis, then its time to figure out the city's bus network. Luckily, its extensive, covering the whole city centre and beyond, with a fairly reliable timetable. Roughly speaking, buses come every 10 minutes during rush hour, 20 minutes during the day and 30 minutes by night.
While it is wonderful to listen to Icelandic kids roll the 'r' when pronouncing the word 'Strætó' while giving you directions, you can pick up a bus map from almost anywhere and they're easy to follow. From the two main stations, Hlemmur and Laekjatorg, you can connect to anywhere in the capital.
The cost of single tickets mount up, so either purchase a multi-day pass or buy a Welcome Card from the Tourist Information Office that gets you unlimited travel on Strætó buses and entry to several city attractions.