Top 20 Cheap Bus Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

About Cheap Bus Tours in Iceland

Cheap Bus Tours exist for those seeking to see and experience Iceland’s nature while minimising costs as much as possible. Some of these are guided tours—either single or multi-day—while others are Bus Passports which will allow you to use buses to reach your destinations.

1. What is a Bus Passport?

A Bus Passport is a ticket that can be used to travel along certain routes across the country via buses. Some will allow you to complete the route in one sweep, while others will let you use certain routes, in any given direction, to fit your time frame.

2. How long does the bus transfer from Keflavik airport take?

The bus ride from Keflavik International Airport to Reykjavik takes approximately 45 minutes.

3. How regular are the buses from Keflavik to Reykjavik?

Buses normally run at least every hour, day and night, to and from both locations. They sometimes run less frequently, but so long as flights are coming in and out of Keflavík Airport, the buses are operational.

4. Will I still have a personal experience on a cheap guided bus tour?

Your guide in Iceland is sure to be friendly, experienced and full of interesting knowledge. Though there will be more guests than on a private tour, your guides will still be available for questions.

5. Can I stop at the Blue Lagoon en route to or from the airport?

Yes, there are options allowing you to spend time at the Blue Lagoon spa before continuing your journey.

6. Will the bus from the airport take me directly to my hotel?

Some operators will take you to your hotel, while others will stop only at bus terminals.

7. Do Cheap Bus Tours run in winter?

Some do, but it is specific to the tour in question. Bus Passports are only valid in summer.

8. Are there Cheap Bus Tours around the Ring Road?

Yes, some encircle the full country while others cover everything up to Akureyri, in a counterclockwise direction.

9. Do Cheap Bus Tours go to all the major sites?

Yes, day tours take you around the Golden Circle, Snaefellsnes Peninsula and South Coast, while longer packages will take you to the east and north. The Westfjords and Highlands are the main exceptions.

10. Can I partake in any activities on Cheap Bus Tours?

Some Cheap Bus Tours include components such as horse-riding and glacier hiking, and Cheap Bus Packages will often have tours you can opt into while booking.

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