Reykjavik Keflavik Airport

Keflavik International Airport (KEF)


The Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is the principal aviation facility for Reykjavik, and operates almost all the international flights arriving and departing Iceland. Built in the early 1940s, this airport has undergone several redevelopments, and has seen passenger increase year on year, with 2016 handling almost seven million people. The airport has a list of over 40 direct destinations to all over Europe and North America, mostly operated by Icelandair and WOW Air.


There are two full-service banks, with one offering a foreign currency exchange services, and there are ATMS scattered throughout the airport, that you can utilise if you did not have time to sort it before you left. You can access free WiFi from anywhere in the airport, and if you do not own a mobile device, there are internet stations for your convenience.


You can choose from five different eateries you can choose from, that include a coffee and cake kiosk, a café serving light meals, a fast food outlet, a bar, and a juice counter. If you’re craving some retail therapy, you can find it in the duty-free store, the gourmet food outlet, the bookstore, or the high street fashion shops.


There are two helpful information desks if you need a little advice on what to see and where to go, and there is a business lounge available to travellers needing to work whilst in transit.


To get to Iceland from Australia, you will have to book codeshare or connecting flights with carriers like Qantas, British Airways, Delta, Air Canada, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, ANA, Thai Airways, China Southern and Icelandair.


Travel Information


·         The airport is actually in the town of Keflavik, and is 50km from the centre of town. The drive will take you about 40 minutes, but is easy as pie; simply head north on Route 41, then take the exit to Route 49, and you’ll be right in the centre of town. There are several major car hire brands represented at this airport, but as Iceland is a popular place to rent a car, it may be advisable to book ahead with Skyscanner's search tool to ensure you snag a good price.


·         Both buses and shuttles run from the airport into Reykjavik. The public buses are the cheapest (and longest) option, at around an hour of travel time, and one-way fare cost of 1700ISK ($20). The shuttles meanwhile cost 2700ISK ($31), but only take 45 minutes. However, it might be more financially sensible to book an airport transfer if you are travelling in a group.


·         Taxis are the most expensive option, but generally the fastest. Expect the cost of the journey to be upwards of 9000ISK ($105).


Please note that information is correct as of January 2017.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

The airport is accessible from Reyjavik via Route 41.

Trains hide 

There are no train services at the airport.

Buses hide 

Travellers may choose from public buses and express/dedicated buses when going to/from the airport. For express buses, travellers may ride the Airport Express by Gray Line Iceland, or Flybus. For public buses, travellers may ride Route no. 55 from central Reykjavik to the airport, and vice versa. Route no. 55 runs nine services between the airport and the city daily.

Taxi hide 

Several taxi companies offer their services from the airport and from the city centre of Reykjavik. These companies include A-Stodin, Hreyfill Baejarleidir, Borgarsbilastodin, City Taxi, and BSR. Travellers may access them from the airport in front of the Arrivals hall.

 Who flies to Reykjavik Keflavik

 Airport Contact Details

Reykjavik Keflavik Airport

Civil Aviation Administration,
Leifur Eiriksson Air Terminal,
235 Keflavik Airport,

Tel:+354 (0)425 6000


 Location Details

Longitude:22° 36' 21'' W
Latitude:63° 59' 6'' N

 Airport Location

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