According to Icelandic law, parking is only allowed in areas specially marked as parking spaces in Reykjavik. Any vehicles parked in areas other than official parking zones will receive a fine. Vehicles parked illegally and blocking traffic for the police, fire brigade or ambulances will be removed at the owner’s cost!
You can locate taxis in four areas in the outskirt of the festival area. By Hallgrímskirkja, at Skúlagata, at BSÍ and by Landakotskirkja parking lot.
After 9 pm Taxi’s by Skúlagata will move to another location, to Old Hringbraut (Bus terminal, BSI) by the end of Njarðargata.
PARKING FOR HANDICAPPED
Main handicapped parking will be located at Hallgrímskirkja. Those with a P- Sign for handicapped in their automobiles can also park at two specially marked areas within the festival area:
At the corner of Suðurgata and Túngata and then at Skúlagata by the Ministry of Fisheries, please enter by driving Barónsstígur through Hverfisgata.
CITY BUS (STRÆTÓ)
During Culture Night our city Bus, Strætó, is FREE OF CHARGE and will run on traditional schedule until 10:30pm. From 11pm the main focus will be on transferring guests from the down town area to the suburbs. Last journeys will be at 1am. We encourage everybody to use the buses, as central Reykjavik will be closed to all motor vehicles. Buses will stop on Gamla Hringbraut (BSÍ bus stop) and run to and from Hlemmur bus station. See Google Map schedule after 11pm Here at any time. For download see Schedule text or Map. For more information see www.straeto.is. Service line, tel: +354-540-2708.
Park further away to get closer! Special shuttle buses will operate for those who want to get quickly and safely into the middle of the festival. Shuttles will operate from 07:30pm, directly from the car park at Kirkjusandur, driving along Borgartún and Hlemmur bus stop ending at Hallgrímskirkja. The shuttle stations will be marked.
Please use the large parking areas found in all neighbourhoods of Reykjavik, such as school car parks and large businesses or sports areas. From those areas, locating a nearby Strætó city bus stop is easy and the ride to central Reykjavik and back again is free of charge during the festival. Here are some ideas for parking places: Kirkjusandur - Borgartún - University of Iceland - Grandi. Indoor parking at Höfðatorg is open until 1am at the usual charge.