About Keflavík International Airport (KEF)
The largest airport in Iceland, Keflavík International Airport operates almost exclusively international flights from outside the Icelandic capital Reykjavik. Our Keflavík International Airport guide is a useful source for travellers passing through the airport, and includes details of terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.
Keflavík Airport is currently going through an expansion project that they’ve called the Master Plan. It began in 2015 and will be conducted in several phases. The size of each phase will be determined by the magnitude and speed of increase in tourism.
There are information desks on both levels of the passenger terminal.
Keflavík International Airport is clearly signposted from Reykjavik, along Route 41. From the city, head southwest on Route 41 for 45km (28 miles) before exiting at the airport access road. The total drive time from Reykjavik is approximately 45 minutes.
Keflavík International Airport
Keflavík International Airport is located on the Reykjanes peninsula, a short drive from the centre of Keflavík (Reykjanesbaer), and 50km (31 miles) southwest of the capital Reykjavik.
+354 425 6000
Public transport road:
Bus:Straeto buses’ (tel: +354 540 2700; www.straeto.is) route 55 passes between Reykjavik and Keflavík Airport. Fares can be paid for within the arrivals area of the terminal, or on the buses themselves (journey time: 1 hour 15 minutes; fare: isk1,680).
Shuttle:A shuttle service is operated by Gray Line Iceland (tel: +354 540 1313; www.airportexpress.is) to the centre of Reykjavik, departing 30 minutes after each scheduled flight arrival (journey time: 45 minutes; fare: isk2,700).
Taxi:Several taxi companies operate to and from Keflavík International Airport including, A-Stöðin (tel: +354 420 1212; www.airporttaxi.is) and City Taxi (tel: +354 422 2222; www.citytaxi.is) – a full list of taxi providers is available on the airport’s official website. The fare to Reykjavik starts at around kr16,000.
Arion bank has two branches at Keflavík International Airport, one in front of the arrivals hall and the other in the departures hall. In addition, there are several ATMs in the terminal, all of which provide bureaux de change services.
A bistro restaurant, a pizzeria, a panoramic bar and several cafés are located in the departures area of the terminal.
There is a choice of duty-free shops at Keflavík International Airport, with a range of products on offer, including cosmetics, alcohol, confectionery, tobacco, books, magazines, jewellery, watches and electrical products. There are also shops selling Icelandic crafts, woollen items, souvenirs and local food and drink products.
For items lost in the arrivals or departures halls, contact the lost and found office (tel: +354 420 0750), which is run by airport police. For items lost or found during travel, contact the relevant airline. A luggage storage facility (tel: +354 421 5566) is also available at the airport.
The Icelandair (tel: +354 425 0220) travel agency is located in the departure hall of the airport and can provide relevant information regarding Iceland’s attractions, transport routes, sightseeing tours and accommodation options.
Conference and business:
The Saga-lounge from Icelandair is located on the second level of the terminal between the gates A and C.
Additionally, meeting rooms are available at some local hotels, including the nearby Hotel Keflavík (tel: +354 420 7000; www.hotelkeflavik.is).
Accessibility is good at Keflavík International Airport. There are adapted toilets and lifts for wheelchair users. Wheelchair assistance is available with notice of at least 48 hours (tel: +354 425 6500). Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.
There are short-term car parks on both sides of the terminal and a large long-term parking area a little further away, although still within walking distance. Additionally, covered car parking is offered by Bílahótel (tel: +354 455 0006; www.bilahotel.is – in Icelandic only).
Car hire companies at Keflavík International Airport include: Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz. The rental car parking area is a short distance from the terminal building.