Parking in Reykjavík

Parking meter in Reykjavík

In Reykjavík, there are four parking zones: P1, P2, P3, and P4. You can see which zone you are in by the blue signs with a white “P” and its corresponding zone number. Each has its own prices and payment periods. You can see the parking zones in the city centre on this map, and their prices here below.

Street parking in Reykjavík: prices and chargeable hours

Zone P1 (Red and pink)

  • ISK 600 [$4.35, €4] per hour
  • 9 AM–9 PM on weekdays and 10 AM–9 PM on weekends 
  • Maximum 3 hours

Zone P2 (Blue)

  • ISK 220 [$1.60, €1.47] per hour
  • 9 AM–9 PM on weekdays and 10 AM–9 PM on weekends 

Zone P3 (Green)

  • ISK 220 [$1.60, €1.47] per hour for the first two hours 
  • ISK 65 for each additional hour
  • 9 AM to 6 PM on weekdays

Zone P4 (Orange)

  • ISK 220 [$1.60, €1.47] per hour
  • 8 AM to 4 PM on weekdays

Street parking is free of charge on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Easter Monday, First Day of Summer, May 1, Ascension Day, Whitsunday, Whitmonday, June 17, Merchants Day, Christmas Day and December 26.

Reykjavík Hallgrímskirkja church
Photo: Skólavörðustígur Street in Reykjavík City.

Parking garages in Reykjavík: prices and hours

Parking garages are open daily from 7 AM to midnight.

Garages at Stjörnuport (Laugavegur St. 86-90) and Vitatorg (Skúlagata St. 22)

  • ISK 180 [$1.30, €1.20] for the first hour
  • ISK 120 [$0.87, €0.80] each additional hour 

Garages at Kolaport (Kalofnsvegur Rd. 3), Ráðhús City Hall, Traðarkot (Hverfisgata St. 20) and Vesturgata St. 7

  • ISK 260 [$1.90, €1.75] for the first hour
  • ISK 130 [$0.94, €0.87] for each additional hour

If you leave your car past opening hours, you will continue paying the hourly fee, even though the garage is closed for access.

Paying for parking in Reykjavík

You may use coins, debit/credit cards, or digital wallets to pay through parking meters. You can also pay online on the Reykjavík Parking Authority’s website. Lastly, you can pay with a parking app on your phone. Note that some meters may not accept coins.

  • Tickets bought in Zone P1 are valid for all zones. 
  • Tickets bought in Zone P2 are valid in zones P2, P3, and P4
  • Tickets bought in Zone P3 are only valid in Zone P3
  • Tickets bought in Zone P4 are only valid in Zone P4

Paying with a parking app

You can pay using parking apps such as EasyPark and Parka. These apps can be used for any parking zone or garage in Reykjavík. You simply input your licence plate number and the zone in which you are located to activate the timer, and then check out once you are done using the space. The fee is prorated and paid through the app. The apps include a map of the zones, making finding the less expensive ones easier.

Parka map Reykjavík
Photo: In parking apps, you can see which parking zone you’re located in.

I got a parking fine in Iceland; what do I do?

Parking tickets in Iceland are electronic, meaning you will not find a paper ticket on your windshield. The car’s licence plate will be traced to your car rental company, which will notify you and provide payment instructions. If you receive a parking ticket, you can pay it here. Familiarising yourself with Icelandic parking signs can help you avoid getting a fine. Keep in mind that street parking and garages are not meant for campers or motorhomes; those must be parked at campsites. Remember that in Iceland, you must park in the direction of traffic.