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General Information

Most visitors to Iceland travel via Keflavík International Airport. Information about flights to Keflavík, along with other travel options with arrival points in the north and east of the country are outlined here.   

There are an increasing number of flight options available for volunteers travelling to Iceland. A list of the airlines operating services to Iceland can be found on the airport website. It is very important that you arrive at the meeting point at the agreed time at the start of the project. If you are delayed, please contact the coordinator. It is advisable to organize your tickets early as prices often increase close to the departure date.

Keflavík International airport is about 50 km from Reykjavík. To get to Reykjavík, there are many bus options that will take around 50 minutes:

Tickets can be purchased on the websites or directly in the bus. Please note that departure and arrival points might be different depending on the option you´re choosing.

Planning

There is a lot of information about Iceland´s geography, history and culture to be found on Inspired by Iceland´s website. We also recommend visiting their website for general information on how to best plan your trip.

Accommodation

Below you can find some links to accommodation that we recommend during your stay in Iceland (at the beginning and end of the program):

Hostels recommended for your night(s) in Reykjavík: 

There are many more, which are easy to find on Google. We strongly recommend booking accommodation before your arrival.

Other useful information

It is possible to buy Icelandic Krónur (ISK) at the airport when you arrive (or make a withdrawal at ATMs). Note that most of the shops, even in very remote locations, accept credit/debit cards.

The Internet is often not reachable at the locations where the volunteers are working. However, 3G/4G access is available almost everywhere in Iceland and cafés often have free Wi-Fi available for their customers.

For more information about the volunteer programme, please click here.


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