Practical Info

Basic Information

Local currency is Icelandic Króna (ISK).

You can easily pay by card almost everywhere, except public transport.

Official language is Icelandic, but almost everyone can speak or understand English.

Weather

As we are saying here "if you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes" - weather on Iceland can be absolutely unpredictable, however it is probably milder than you expect, especially in the capital area.

Iceland in autumn/early winter is mostly windy and wet. In October the temperature may vary between 0º to 10ºC. For the city rainproof jacket/coat should be enough, but if you planning a trip outside - remember about good waterproof shoes and warm clothes. You can check weather forecast on Icelandic Met Office website.

Transportation - how to get from / to airport

Iceland's international airport is Keflavik International Airport (KEF), located around 40 minutes drive from Reykjavík. Unfortunately we are unable to provide a shuttle to the city.

There are few options you can consider -
Car rental - we recommend this if you planning to stay longer after of before course to see some of Iceland. Country and city is quite big and public transport is not well fitted for touristic reasons. If you are planning to go outside the Reykjavík area and see some countryside - think about renting 4x4 car. 
Coach / bus - there are two main companies operating on daily basis on the route, you can buy your tickets earlier or at the airport after landing. They will take you to their terminals near city center, where you can switch to public transport. You can also buy option "to door", when they take you closer to your place of stay.
Public Bus - there is one public bus (55) going between city center and Keflavik Airport. It is a cheapest option, but also the least frequent. Check the timetable before deciding. In this bus you can buy a ticket with cash or credit card.

Transportation in the city area

Public transport is called Strætó. You can check the routes, timetables and prices at their website
The single fare ticket cost 470 ISK (around 3,5 €). You can change a bus on single fare, just ask the driver for an exchange ticket (skiptimiða), which will be valid for next 75 minutes.

You can buy the tickets in certain shops (you have to buy 20 at once), pay at the bus (cash only, bus drivers do not give change) or buy in the Strætó App (sometimes it does not work well with foreign credit card).

Reykjavík City Card

Reykjavík City offers a city card for tourist in three different time options (24, 48 and 72-hour) that includes unlimited travel by bus within the Reykjavik Capital Area (that do not cover the airport route), free entry to a great selection of museums and galleries and all swimming pools in Reykjavík. 
Find more about the card here.

Reykjavík Buddhist Center

Our Buddhist Center is located at Hverafold 33, 112 Reykjavik.

It takes around 15-20 minutes of car ride or 30 minut by bus from city center (bus number 6, stop: Fjallkonuvegur / Frostafold).