I will arrive in Iceland at Keflavík International Airport at 23:10, and would like to take a Stræto bus within Reykjavík the following morning at around 07:30. How might I get hold of the ticket price of 440 ISK in coins? Advance tickets are sold in packs of 20 only, and on the bus tickets are exact change only (see Stræto website). The smallest bill is 500 ISK but an ATM might not dispense anything smaller than 1000 ISK. Can I exchange bills for coins at night anywhere at Keflavík Airport or in Reykjavík? Alternately, can I purchase Icelandic coins at currency exchange in Keflavík, so late in the evening? I think currency exchange usually do bills only, in particular in case I would try to get hold of Icelandic currency before the trip.

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    07:30 is not that early in the morning. Surely there will be some sort of shop open that early, where you can do the usual thing of buying a cup of coffee, candy, etc, and getting change in the appropriate denominations? Commented Aug 20, 2017 at 18:25
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    Also, does it have to be coins? If you can get a 500 ISK note, can you pay with that and simply forfeit the 60 ISK change (which is on the order of USD/EUR/GBP 0.50)? Commented Aug 20, 2017 at 18:27
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    You can buy individual bus tickets at the convenience store 10/11. Some of their locations are open 24 hours.
    – user1014
    Commented Aug 20, 2017 at 20:33
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    By the way, from the airport to the city you can pay with credit card. Just "tap" and you are on your way!
    – user1014
    Commented Aug 20, 2017 at 20:37
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    @ByronSchmuland I already have a ticket with Flybus from Keflavík Airport to the city — I'm aware that Stræto do take cards for lines outside Reykjavík. The question relates to the local Reykjavík bus from my accommodation to BSÍ the following morning (I could walk that, really). Interesting bit of info about 10/11!
    – gerrit
    Commented Aug 20, 2017 at 21:29

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For future reference: You can buy single tickets on the Strætó mobile app now. Also, the following shops/kiosks and terminals sell bus tickets and bus cards (which includes a list of the 10/11 convenience stores mentioned in the comments above).

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