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Airport Codes:

IATA: KEF
ICAO: BIKF


Distance from KEF to:

Fludir 114 km
Akureyri 427 km
Vatnajokull 494 km


Nearest Major Airports:

Reykjavik Airport 50 km
Kulusuk Airport (Greenland) 708 km
Aberdeen Airport (Scotland) 1336 km

Car Hire Keflavik

Keflavik Airport Guide

Keflavik is a small town, with its colourful houses and fishing boats and the quaint church at Nordfjordsgata. You can also take a 3 hour whale watching trip from the harbour and see dolphins and orcas as well as humpback whales. There is much to explore out of town with your car hire Keflavik including the famous ‘Blue Lagoon’ thermal spa. Here you can relax and float in the mineral waters or swim and take a steam bath, whilst chatting with the locals. There are nature reserves to explore nearby and the waterfalls and geysers at Gullfoss. The city of Reykjavik is also a short drive away.


Keflavik Airport Directions

The airport is just 3 km outside of Keflavik using the highway 41 or Reykjanesbraut. This route will also take you to Rekyavik and Rekyavik Airport if you have a domestic flight to catch.


Keflavik Airport Parking

There are two short term car parks within walking distance of the terminal and the long term car park is a little bit further out. There are also facilities for indoor parking, should this be required.


Keflavik Airport Flight Information

Iceland Air is the main operator out of Keflavik Airport with flights to Europe, the USA and Canada. Iceland Express are a low cost airline based there and some routes are seasonal. If you are travelling via Iceland on a transatlantic flight, you are permitted to stay in Iceland for up to 7 days, at no extra ticket cost. If you are travelling onto a domestic flight (these are from Reykjavik Airport), please allow 3 hours for your transfer, via shuttle bus or taxi and checking in.


Hotels Near Keflavik Airport

There are many hotels in the Kefalvik area, but two are next to the airport for your convenience. These are the Flughotel and the Motel Alex and suitable if you do not have car hire Keflavik Airport.


Keflavik Time Zone

Keflavik is on Greenwich Meantime and in the Western European Time Zone (GMT+0).

Keflavik Info


Keflavik Airport is the main airport for Iceland and deals with international flights only.  It has everything you need, including ATMs and currency exchange along with information kiosks. There is Wi-Fi for a charge or you can use the internet kiosks or business centre. There is a selection of cafes and bars to choose from if you get hungry and also a bistro restaurant. Duty free shopping is available and you can also browse the outlets selling locally made items and souvenirs.

Keflavik Airport Trivia:

  • Keflavik Airport is also confusingly known as Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport.
  • The terminal is known as Leifur Eiriksson Air Terminal.
  • Over 2 million passengers use the airport every year.
  • The airport was originally built in World War II by the United States Military.
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