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Woman ends up walking for 2.5 hours to the airport in Iceland because cabs charge over $200

A travel blogger wanted to catch a morning flight in Iceland and ended up walking as there was no other affordable means.

Woman ends up walking for 2.5 hours to the airport in Iceland because cabs charge over $200
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @therealmaceyjane

Public transport is not just a mode of transport. It is a saving grace for many who can not or do not want to pay exorbitant cab prices. However, there is a big question of availability when it comes to public transport. It also might not be accessible in certain locations depending on the network of the region. A travel blogger named Macey Jane—who goes by @therealmaceyjane on TikTok—found herself in a challenging situation when she wanted to reach the airport at 5 am and there was no public transport available.

Image Source: TikTok | @therealmaceyjane
Image Source: TikTok | @therealmaceyjane

Jane shared, "When there is no public transport to the airport in Iceland at 5 am and a taxi is 200 euros, so you walk 2.5 hours to the airport with your suitcase." In the video, she can be seen walking with her suitcase on an isolated path, decked up in her warm clothes. She also passed different places as she kept walking. "This will be a good dinner table story one day," Jane wrote in the caption.

Later, she posted a follow-up video explaining her situation even further. She explained how she began walking at 4:30 am because there was no public transport available for another 4 hours. "I am trusting that this is the safest place because I could die," she said. Also, she added, "Just kidding," as she walked in the cold Iceland weather. She reached a point in her journey where she stated her surroundings were getting a "little rural" right now. "The things you do" the woman exclaimed as she wondered where she was going to go from here. "Civilization's over there," she pointed out after she reached a certain point.

Image Source: TikTok | @therealmaceyjane
Image Source: TikTok | @therealmaceyjane

"You know what, hopefully, I get lots of kudos on this walk on Strava," Macy remarked while talking about a fitness app. "I made it!" she excitedly screamed as she entered the airport. As she was about to enter the airport, it started snowing. The blogger was glad she could make it "just in time" before the weather turned against her. The first video received 2.4 million views and over 272k likes. Jane was probably trying to reach Keflavik airport. People took to the comments to share how they would find transport at the same place at odd hours, while others applauded the woman's spirit.

Image Source: TikTok | @curtsistjohn
Image Source: TikTok | @curtsistjohn
Image Source: TikTok | @peymac123
Image Source: TikTok | @peymac123

@traveltomtom wrote, "I love that! That is the spirit. F the system. And then I read an article on LinkedIn that the Iceland Tourism Board is complaining about a massive drop in tourism this year!" While @cooperwalden26 had a drastically different experience from her, "I found a bus from Reykjavik to Keflavik airport at like 3:30 am in Iceland." @gul_nonstop shared a helpful tip for anyone else in a similar situation in Iceland, "For everyone else who will come and travel here: there is a Flybus that goes to the airport as long as there is a flight. It has many pickup points and you do not have to walk." A local from Iceland, @dorotheaolsen, pointed out, "Hello, Icelandic person here. Taxi from Reykjavik has a fixed price of ca 150 USD. Flybus runs 24/7 and goes every half an hour to an hour and costs 30 USD."  @yosoyfrederickos joked, "My parents tell me this is how they used to go to school every day."

@therealmaceyjane Replying to @Traveltomtom Me talking to myself to pass the time hahaha #iceland #backpacking #travelstory ♬ original sound - MACEY JANE⭐️


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