If you are flying in from the US or Canada, usually with Icelandair or WOW air, you will land at Keflavík airport early in the morning and often you can’t check into your hotel/guesthouse/AirBnB until the afternoon. I’ve already covered in another post where you can get breakfast in Reykjavík for 8am, because I kept getting questions about that, but today’s post addresses the issue of where you can store your luggage while you wait.
Question: Where can I store my luggage in Reykjavík?
First of all, if you are staying in a hotel, hostel or guesthouse there is a good chance that they can store your luggage free of charge. So before you start looking for something else,send them an inquiry about this. I know for a fact that the hostels all have this option and I can’t imagine that the hotels are any different. Apartments and AirBnB often don’t have any means to store your luggage though. .
There are six places that have luggage lockers where you can store your luggage: The BSÍ Bus terminal, Reykjavík Domestic Airport, Holtagarðar Bus station, Traðarkot Car Park, Vesturgata Car Park and Kolaport Car Park. If you are staying in downtown Reykjavík, and taking the Flybus into the city, the lockers at the BSÍ make the most sense unless you’re staying somewhere close to the other locations. It really only makes sense to store your luggage at the Holtagarðar Bus Station if you are arriving to Reykjavík via the Aiport Express and you are going straight on a day tour with Gray Line from Holtagarðar. Or if you are going on a multi-day hike or something and you need to store your luggage for a while.
The price for the lockers varies depending on size and location from around 490 ISK to 1690 ISK. Click each location on the map for more information. You always pay for 24 hours, even if you only need it for a couple of hours, and if you open it you have to pay for another 24 hours to close it again. You better double check if you have everything you need before you lock it.
Please note that you will need a credit card with a pin to use these lockers.
At the height of the tourist season (June, July and August) it can happen that all the lockers at the BSÍ are full (it doesn’t happen as often at the other two locations). In such situations, the staff at Reykjavík Excursions desk at the BSÍ might be able to help you out and store your luggage in their luggage room for the same fee.
I also know that the What’s On Tourist information in Laugavegur offers luggage storage but they don’t have 24-hour access (they’re open from 8:30 to 22:00 every day). The price for a big bag is 1000 ISK per 24 hours and a smaller bag is 500 ISK. Unfortunately, I don’t know what kind of capacity they have or whether they often reach that capacity.