Keflavik International Airport
The largest airport in Iceland, Keflavik International Airport is located just two miles (3.1km) outside of Keflavik, and 31 miles (50km from central Reykjavik. Keflavik International Airport is the primary airport for international flights to Iceland, serving nearly two million passengers each year on routes to destinations including New York, London, Amsterdam, Seattle, Washington DC, Paris, Barcelona and Oslo.
The facility is small, with a single terminal (named for famous Icelandic explorer Leifur Eiríksson). Keflavik International Airport is known for its efficient processing times and friendly staff, however, and there is a modest selection of shops and restaurants, as well as fine Icelandic artworks on display at the Reykjanesbær Art Museum.
The airport is situated 31 miles (50km) southwest of Reykjavik.
Getting to the city
The inexpensive Flybus service leaves Keflavík Airport 35-40 minutes after the arrival of each flight. The Flybus terminal in Reykjavík is at Hotel Loftleiðir and the bus stops at Hafnarfjörður and Garðabær en route to the city. Its first stop in Reykjavik is the BSÍ Bus Terminal. Free onwards transfers are available to all major hotels, the Youth Hostel, Laugardalur camping area and the domestic airport. For these transfers the driver will ask you to board smaller busses. Two taxi companies also operate from a rank outside the arrivals hall.
Tel: +354 425 6010.
Hertz, Budget, Europcar and Avis are represented at the airport. Most other major car hire companies have offices in Reykjavik.
There are two authorised taxi companies operating directly outside the Arrivals hall: A-Stöðin (Tel: +354 420 1212) and Hreyfill Bæjarleiðir (Tel: +354 421 4141).
The small but well-equipped Leifur Eiriksson terminal was refurbished in 2007 to mark its 20th anniversary. The terminal offers a 24-hour exchange bureau; an executive lounge with phone, fax and internet connections; restaurants; a children's playground; duty free store; coin and card operated telephones; baby-changing facilities; and an information desk. The terminal is designed for easy access for the disabled.
Short and long-term parking is available, at a cost of ISK 150 per hour or ISK 3,600 per day in short-term parking, and ISK 800 per day in long-term parking (with rates declining for longer stays). Parking is located opposite the terminal building.
Flights to Keflavik International Airport are available via Air Berlin, Austrian Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Iceland Express, Icelandair, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Transavia France and WOW air.
Wifi is available at Keflavik International Airport for a fee, and there are internet kiosks located throughout the terminal.
There is a business lounge available to passengers of Icelandair.
Keflavik International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.