The new bus stops. Source: reykjavik.is
Due to recent changes by Reykjavik City, we at Gateway to Iceland have had to review our pick up places and have made some changes. As always pick ups are included in the tour prices and are provided from designated bus stops, hotels, hostels and guesthouses in Reykjavik.
Because of new restrictions regarding driving/parking in downtown Reykjavík, we now pick up from designated bus stops or ask you to meet us at a nearby hotel where we can pick you up. Find your accommodation from the drop-down list on the booking form. If it says “meet us at… “, please meet us at that specified pickup location. If it does NOT say “meet us at…”, we will pick you up directly from the accommodation that you selected. If your accommodation is not listed at all (air BnB, private addresses, etc.), please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we‘ll figure out the best pickup location for you.
Pick up places
If your accommodation is listed below, please meet us at the designated bus stop:
Bus stop 2 – Safnahúsið / The Culture House on the corner of Ingólfsstræti and Hverfisgata (near to Þjóðleikhúsið theater) for:
- 101 Hotel
- Apartment K, Hverfisgata 14
- Apartment K, Þingholtsstræti 2-4
- Apartment K, Ingólfsstræti 1a
- Centerhotel Þingholt
- Loft Hostel
Bus stop 13 – Traðarkot (parking house) on Hverfisgata 20 for:
- 41 – A Townhouse Hotel
- Centerhotel Klöpp
- Centerhotel Skjaldbreið
- Frón Hotel
- Reykjavik Residence Hotel
- Reykjavik Residence Suites
- Room with a View
Bus stop 10 – Hlemmur (by Hlemmur Square hostel) on Laugavegur 105 for:
- 100 Iceland Hotel
- 101 Guesthouse
- 4th Floor Hotel
- Heida‘s Home
- Hlemmur Square
- Hotel Alda
- Hotel Skuggi
- OK Hotel
- Reykjavik4you apartments
- Stay apartments, Laugavegur 139
- Hotel Phoenix
- Aurora Apartments, Hverfisgata 78
Additionally, as it can be hard or even impossible to stop in front of some hotels in the city center, we kindly ask guests from the following places to meet us at the suggested pick up places:
Apótek Hotel – Please meet us at Kvosin hotel on Kirkjutorg 4
Hotel Borg – Please meet us at Kvosin hotel on Kirkjutorg 4
City Center hotel – Please meet us at Centerhotel Plaza on Aðalstræti 4
Further information on pick-ups
Please note we do NOT pick up from neighborhood towns such as Hafnarfjörður, Kópavogur, Seltjarnarnes, Garðabær, Mosfellsbær, and others. This is due to the driving time to these locations, guides would not be able to complete the pick ups within the given time frame. If you are staying there, we kindly ask you to get to downtown Reykjavik by yourself and meet us e.g. at BSI bus station.
If you need a help to find the closest hotel to your private accommodation, do not hesitate to contact us. Please be ready outside the hotel or in a lobby. If there is no lobby, please be ready outside the building from the beginning of the pickup time.
Pick-up times are given in the tours’ descriptions and generally take 30 minutes (up to 45 minutes for the Northern Lights tours). However, due to traffic conditions or having to locate clients, pick-ups may take longer but will be made.
Please make sure you do not board another company’s van or coach. Some do not check your voucher, and if you are not at the designated pick-up location, we must not delay other customers.
Drop-offs are provided at the same places as pick-ups unless otherwise arranged with the driver/guides.