A new Capacent-Gallup poll has revealed that only two percent of Icelanders use the public bus system to travel to work whereas three percent cycle and twelve percent walk. Around sixty percent drive alone to work.
Commuting in the Reykjavík area takes an average of 11.6 minutes. Those who live in the town of Hafnarfjördur, on the outskirts of the capital, have to travel for a quarter of an hour every day for work or school. The people of Kópavogur and Breidholt (a subdivision of Reykjavík) commute on average for 13 minutes while it takes 12 minutes for those who live in the west part of Reykjavík, and the suburbs of Árbaer and Grafarvogur. The inhabitants of East Reykjavík and other suburbs need the shortest time to get to work, only ten minutes on average. The national radio RUV reported.
The poll was conducted this July so it’s likely that these figures change in the winter.