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“IN 2010 only four air­line ser­vices were fly­ing to Ice­land,” Sig­urðar­son says. “To­day there are 25 air­line ser­vices – 14 in the win­ter and 11 all year round – fly­ing to Ice­land, with di­rect flights to 80 des­ti­na­tions.

“With this change, Reyk­javík has been de­vel­op­ing as a meet­ing des­ti­na­tion and is now one of most pop­u­lar emerg­ing in­ter­na­tional meet­ing ci­ties. And more and more are re­al­is­ing that Reyk­javík is closer than they think; only three-five hours away from main­land Europe and five-seven hours from North Amer­ica.”

Ke­flavík In­ter­na­tional Air­port and Reyk­javík Air­port are the two por­tals fa­cil­i­tat­ing this height­ened in­flux of vis­i­tors to the coun­try, but once there, pub­lic trans­port doesn’t carry any­where near the same amount of im­por­tance as it does in most other ma­jor ci­ties around the world.

For one, you can walk to most places if the mood (and the weather) suits. Even cycling isn’t be­yond the realms of pos­si­bil­ity as long as you don’t mind a few hills and a bit of wind.

Un­doubt­edly the most pop­u­lar mode of trans­port if you’re look­ing to ex­plore all corners – and even be­yond the ju­ris­dic­tion – of Reyk­javík, how­ever, is by car. Again, while not needed in the city cen­tre, it is by far the best method to nav­i­gate what is a rel­a­tively small area in ef­fi­cient fash­ion.

Trains are es­sen­tially non-ex­is­tent and boats will of course be vi­tal in terms of reach­ing one of the many is­lands, but job one for every trav­eller is to en­sure that every inch of the Golden Cir­cle is cov­ered by road.

Sur­round­ing all pop­u­lar land­marks, the 300 kilo­me­tre stretch of road can either be done in a week or a day de­pend­ing on your sched­ule and how much time you want to spend lazily gaz­ing at each check­point; and pro­vides vis­i­tors with the most for­mu­laic and nav­i­ga­ble route around Reyk­javík’s star at­trac­tions.

Reyk­javík, Ice­land

Reyk­javík har­bour

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