Rules and guidelines for pets in Strætó city buses.

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Hours and are pets are allowed

Pets are allowed in buses in the capital area under certain conditions. Pets are not allowed on buses outside the capital area.

Pets are not allowed on Stætó city buses during peak hours, which are weekdays (Mondays to Fridays) between 07:00-09:00 and 15:00-18:00.

What type of pets are allowed on Strætó city buses?

Dogs and cats that are registered according to dog and cat ownership regulations required by the municipalities of the Greater Reykjavík Capital Region are allowed onboard Strætó’s buses. So are rodents, birds, rabbits, frogs, goldfish, reptiles and insects—as ownership of such pets is allowed in Iceland.

Each customer can only be responsible for one cage, one bag or one dog on a leash at a time.

Age limit of passengers responsible for a pet

Passengers travelling with a pet must be at least 18 years old and are held responsible for the pet that they travel with.

On board location and fare payments

All passengers travelling with a pet must present themselves at the bus’s front doors to pay their fare, then enter with the pet through the bus’s rear or midsection doors. Pets will be confined to the rear section of the bus.

Passengers travelling with a pet must report the pet to the driver when paying the fare.

No fare is paid for the pet.

Safety of pets travelling with Strætó

Pets travelling with Strætó must be confined to bags or closed cages that ensure that the animal cannot get out. Cages must be securely placed either on the floor by the feet of the passenger responsible for them or on the passenger’s lap.

Passengers responsible for a pet are also responsible for undertaking any necessary precautions to ensure the safety of other passengers, their own pet or other pets; e.g. applying a muzzle to the animal etc.


Dogs wearing a collar or harness that they cannot slip out of and on a short leash that ensures they remain under the control of the passengers responsible for them need not be confined to a cage or bag. Dogs on extendable leashes are not allowed onboard.

Specially trained guide dogs for the blind are exempt from these rules.