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Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland and the world's most northern national capital.
General tip - since hitchhiking common enough in Iceland, you can always try asking the local bus drivers or at the tourist information offices for good spots. They might not have experience with hitchhiking, but they will with driving around, and will be happy to help.
Direction: North (Borgarnes, Ísafjörður, Akureyri, Þingvellir, Geysir)
It's not really possible to hitch out of the city center. Best is to take bus 15 (280 IKR) from the Hlemmur bus stop towards Mosfellsbær (Haholt station there is a rather good spot - very close to Route 1). There you can get out and start hitchhiking along the main road. If you want to go north (Borgarnes, Akureyri) it's also possible to take bus 57 towards Kjalarnes and get out there, but Akranes is further away from Route 1.
Direction: East along Route 1 (Vik, Höfn, etc.)
Once again, you will first need to get out of the center. A good spot to start is next to a large Olis gas station on the edge of town. Bus no. 5 from the Hlemmur Bus Station will get you there (280 IKR). Ask to get off at the Olis station on Norðlingabraut street, and you can ask the bus driver for a hitching spot - some of them know. Then get on to Route 1 and wave your thumb. Once you start going East, you can get wherever you want.
Direction: West (Keflavík, Airport)
The bus from Reykjavik to Hafnarfjörður (280 ISK) stops for 5 minutes at the main bus station in Hafnarfjörður and then proceeds further into Hafnarfjörður (Bus 1 "Hfj. Vellir"). When the bus leaves the main station in Hafnarfjörður you can ask the driver to stop at the bus stop closest to Reykjanesbraut, or you can keep your eye on a map. From there you can walk to the Reykjanesbraut and it's fairly doable to hitch from the side of the road. trash:Reykjavík