Bus Company Hopes To Get More Tourists Into The Countryside - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Bus Company Hopes To Get More Tourists Into The Countryside

Published April 25, 2016

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One bus company has started offering direct routes from Keflavík to Akureyri, in part to get more tourists into the countryside.

A great many tourists who arrive at Keflavík International Airport proceed from there by bus to the capital area. However, RÚV reports that one company – Grayline – has started offering direct routes from the airport to Akureyri, a town in the northern part of the country. The trip costs €83, or about 12,000 ISK.

Þórir Garðarsson, the chairperson of Grayline, told reporters that they do not regard this as an experimental move but rather something that will become more permanent.

“We believe the right way to get passengers out into the countryside is to offer a good connection with Keflavík Airport, where many flights arrive every day,” he told reporters.

More countryside destinations, such as in the west and northwest, may also be someday connected directly to the airport.

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