14 Safe Taxi Services for Solo Women Travellers to Hire Around in Iceland

There is no denying that safe transportation is the first thing we research while planning a solo trip! In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say it is one of the most determining factors while choosing the destination!

Well, so time for me to give away an important piece of advice at this point—Iceland has earned the tag of ‘the best place in the world to be a woman.’ In fact, Iceland has been successful in closing the gender gap, according to the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index. 

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get the ball rolling. I will give you some tips on safe taxi services for your solo trip in this wonderland. 

The town of Reykjavik has round-the-clock taxi services. All you need to do is make a phone call from your location, and they will be there to take you to your desired destination!

I know it is a genuine worry to think you may be overcharged! But rest assured, you are in safe hands in Iceland. The taxis have official mileage meters, and the fares are charged accordingly. Companies also have special prices for the route between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavík city centre.

Cab rides may burn a hole in your pocket if you are on a shoestring budget. In that case, it is perhaps best to rely on bus rides! But there is no denying that comfort comes first for some of us. Cabs will also be a time saver if you are planning to cover more ground in less time or if you find yourself stuck in an off-beat location!   

If you are venturing out to the remote areas in Iceland, I would advise you to book a taxi well ahead of time as most of the services operate out of Reykjavik. You do not need to worry much if you are reaching the Reykjavik city centre from the Keflavik Airport and vice versa as that route is a pretty common one for taxis!

1. Hreyfill

This name must have already cropped up in your research of safe transport in ‘the Land of Fire and Ice.’ Over the years, Hreyfill has earned its name as one of the most trusted taxi companies for female solo travellers! 

Initially, I was stumbling in the dark, trying to figure out my transportation and tour packages. But I was amazed to know the taxi service company was also doubling up as a great guided tour operator. It saved me time and research!

You can also choose Hreyfill for personalised tours. These tours are typically for small groups—mostly up to eight people. So you can team up with a couple of other solo travellers and use their services! 

I am tempted to tell you of some of the tour packages offered by this company! In fact, let me list out a few for you. Golden Circle, Aquamarine Dream, Springs and Things, Reykjanes Peninsula, a tour around Reykjavik, and the Celtic Connection are some of the popular tours offered by Hreyfill. Of course, they also have a tour of the famous Blue Lagoon. Most of the tours are offered throughout the year, and they typically last between 2-10 hours, depending on which tour you choose.     

Have a look at their website to know more about their services: www.hreyfill.is

The website is quite user-friendly and will guide you on how to go ahead with the booking! Be it a private transfer, airport transfer, or a private tour—you can just go for it!

2. Borgarbílastöðin

This taxi service has been in operation since forever too – it was founded in 1952! They have around 50 cars and provide special discounts to the elderly and the differently-abled.

Some of us do worry if language would be a barrier in the tours! Be rest assured that there would be no miscommunication as the drivers are well-versed in English and extremely friendly.

The website gives you an estimate of the price range for a given distance. However, prices remain dynamic and may vary slightly. The service provider advises you to contact the ‘station’ aka their office, for the exact cost.

While the service majorly runs in Reykjavik, you can also opt for them for travelling around in Iceland.

It is not a surprise that Borgarbílastöðin also offers sightseeing tours in addition to transfers to and from the Keflavik airport. Their packages include trips to the Golden Circle, Thingvellir, Gullfoss, and Geysir, among other places.

You can call and order a taxi from them at 5522440.

You can also call up their office for more information at +3545522440 or check their website here

3. BSR

Well, well, before I give out any more details of this taxi service, let me tell you how you are in for a treat if you have a hefty budget for the trip. Some people do love combining safety with style while choosing transportation in their solo trip! Then perhaps you can opt for limousine services? Maybe this will be the most memorable solo trip of your life!

You must have already guessed by now that BSR provides limousine services! The website description will leave you hankering to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Iceland.

The fleet of exclusive cars promises to meet your ‘every demand.’ For the limo tours, they also send the most experienced chauffeurs who offer their insights on the country! So you can return to your home country equipped with all the hidden fun facts and history that you learn of during the limo ride!

Of course, they offer regular taxi services too for sightseeing and transfers to the airport!

You can call them on +3545610000 or visit their user-friendly website here

4. Taxi Iceland

Taxi Iceland is a fairly recent addition to cab services in Iceland. This family-run business was founded in 2007!

The unique part about Taxi Iceland is they offer sightseeing tours at your own pace. Tourists can see as much or as little as they want during these tours. Some of us do worry that packaged tours are rushed, and we will miss out on the essence of a place if we opt for these! But this cab service aims to fill in this gap. They promise not to leave you disappointed with a customised tour even though you would be in a group! No harm in trying this option, I guess?  

You can check out their website here.

5. Airport Taxi

Airport Taxi is another cab service that has been in Iceland for almost 70 years now! So, you can pretty much trust them with your eyes closed. Like most cab services in this wonderland, you can choose from their range of day tours in addition to availing of the regular airport transfers. The website also explicitly mentions the price list, which you can glance at to have an estimate before you go ahead with the bookings!

For their taxi services, you can call their services at +3544201212.

6. Snæland Travel

This is another old bird in town which has been ferrying tourists forever! Snæland Travel offers private transfers to and from Keflavik International Airport. In fact, it assures you a blend of ‘comfort and convenience,’ which is honestly the best of both worlds while on a solo trip. If you book in advance, you will find the driver waiting for you at the airport with a board showing your name. 

If you love to pack heavy and may end up with a lot of luggage or are leaving Iceland with suitcases full of souvenirs for your closest people, you have nothing to worry about. The drivers are sweet enough to lend a hand and help you with the luggage before they drive you to the destination!

And of course, do not miss to add a stop to the iconic Blue Lagoon while choosing this cab! They are happy to accommodate it! 

7. Icelimo Luxury Travel

Okay, let’s indulge in some fancy thought for a second – you have just arrived in Iceland, and there is a luxury car waiting for you. If it does tempt you enough, you can travel with Icelimo Luxury travel. Be it airport transfers or exploring Iceland, nobody can stop you from travelling with style! You would be accompanied by trained chauffeurs, and language will not be an issue.

You would be spoilt for choices while travelling with this cab service. They will even give you the option of choosing the latest model of a luxury car. Wait, the surprises are not over! Premium bottled water from Iceland glacier (yes, you are reading this right!), umbrella and raincoats, and high speed 4G Internet will be among other amenities while you are on the trip!   

When you check the estimate, know that the prices are inclusive of 11 percent vat. You can check out the website here. You can also email customerservice@luxurytravel.is. Over the phone, you can reach them at their office number +354 55444000 or +3548473883 on WhatsApp.

8. Reykjavik Private Car

If you are looking for hassle-free airport transfers and private day tours, do check out the private car services offered by them. They also offer services beyond the typical airport transfers. The drivers are English-speaking, and the website describes the services are ‘safe and stylish.’ 

It is a small family-run business, so they do pay a lot of attention to their clients’ comfort. Like most other cab services, the drivers double up as guides and are inundated with local knowledge, which I believe is the best part of the trips!

You can check their website here.

9. Mytaxi.is

This service may not come up during the initial search, but some thorough digging will lead you to this taxi service. You can choose them for regular airport transfers, sightseeing tours, and also day tours in Reykjavik and nearby areas. They also customise trips for the tourists. 

10. Prime Tours 

As the name suggests, this is another private tour operator which offers premium services. Their vehicles are equipped with free WiFi, so do take advantage of connecting with your family and friends if you are using their services! Before you know, you may be in a no-network area or too absorbed in the scenic beauty to complete the ritual calls!

11. Iceland in Luxury

Among one of the premium services, Iceland in Luxury has a fleet of Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Discovery, Chevrolet Suburban with a luxury interior that you can choose from.

If you choose from their luxury tours, you can even choose a Superjeep or Monster truck!

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This high-end service tailors not only luxury day tours for you but also luxury multi-days tours from your arrival to departure. All you need to do is email them about your dates, and they would get back to you with a travel itinerary with or without accommodation!

This may seem like an unusual solo trip adventure—but if money is not a worry, you sit back and relax while they plan your trip!

12. Servio Luxury Transport

This cab service houses the latest models of Mercedes-Benz and Volvo! Needless to say, you would have a steady stream of WiFi while you are touring. Their drivers and staff are extremely professional and polite.

You can visit their website at https://servio.is/.

13. Icy Dreamland Luxury Travel

It is no surprise that some of us want a perfect experience when in a new land! You can definitely choose Icy Dreamland Luxury Travel in that case which will offer you not only safe transport but also limousine services. Their in-house staff manage every tour with care and ensure you return from your trip with indelible impressions of Iceland. Do check out their website at https://icydreamland.is/.

14. Taxi2Airport Reykjavík

This no-fuss online reservation service is perfect for timely airport transfers. They are reliable for transfers over all areas to and from all airports, cruise ports, and main train stations.

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The list of taxi services in Iceland is not endless like many other places in Europe! So I hope this list which took quite a bit of digging, helps you plan your transport while you are putting your solo trip itinerary together.

This list is a mix of regular and premium services that you can tap on during your trip. It may seem like you are a little short of choice when it comes to cab services in Iceland. But I would prefer reliability to a long list of unreliable services any day!

Now that your safe transportation is sorted, perhaps it is time to start making reservations?   

Just one small but essential piece of advice before I sign off! Do not tip in Iceland.


An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.

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