Keflavik International Airport

Keflavik International Airport (KEF)


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, operating 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 bus stops at Hafnarfjörður and Garðabær en route to the city. Its first stop in Reykjavik is the BSÍ Bus Terminal. Free onward transfers are available to all major hotels, the Youth Hostel, Laugardalur camping area and the domestic airport. For these transfers the driver will ask passengers to board smaller buses. Two taxi companies also operate from a rank outside the arrivals hall.


No GMT offset.


Tel: +354 425 6010.

Car rental

Hertz, Budget, Europcar and Avis are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

There are a number of taxi companies operating directly outside the arrivals hall.


The terminal offers an exchange bureau, restaurants, a children's playground, duty free stores, baby-changing facilities and an information desk. An executive lounge also has phone, fax and internet connections. 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 (for the first 24 hours) or ISK 3,600 per day thereafter in short-term parking, and ISK 800 per day in long-term parking. Parking is located opposite the terminal building.




Free wifi is available throughout the terminal.

Business Lounges

There is a business lounge available to passengers of Icelandair.

Keflavik International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.