Capital area bus company Strætó .hf will start making trips venturing farther into the countryside, as well as offering private pick-ups, even for just one passenger.
While bus schedules change at the start of summer and fall, expansion of service is something that occurs on a far more irregular basis. However, RÚV reports that Strætó will be starting an ambitious set of new services this fall.
The bus company will be offering rides between Mjódd in Reykjavík to Akureyri, as well as trips to Borgarnes, Búðardal, Hólmavík and other locations in the countryside. This includes daily trips to Stykkishólmur. Strætó will also be using a fleet of cars they own to offer privately-ordered rides to and from locations in the countryside.
It also seems that this will mean, in some cases, lower fares for those traveling outside the capital area. For example, the company Sterna has their own licence to take people to and from Reykjavík and Akureyri, with tickets costing 11,800 ISK. When Strætó takes over operations after September 15, that price will be reduced to 7,700 ISK.
More details on precise fares and schedules will be made available soon.