Keflavik (KEF) Airport

Keflavik KEF Airport Overview

Keflavik International Airport KEF - also referred to as Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport - is Iceland's international airport - (not to be mistaken for domestic Reykjavik Airport RKV, located within city limits of Reykjavik and serving domestic, Greenland & Faroe Islands flights).
Iceland itself is certainly worth a stopover, its people are outgoing & speak English, and the city offers cultural events, gourmet restaurants and stores. Explore Iceland’s unique geysers, geothermal hot springs, waterfalls and bird sanctuaries.

KEF Airport is only 3.1 km west of Keflavik and 50 km southwest from the capital city of Reykjavik.

With two long runways and 2.4 million passengers annually, Keflavik Airport is a hub for Icelandair and Iceland Express. While the entire population of Iceland is no more than 300,000, Keflavik International Airport offers scheduled flights to major cities in the U.S., Canada, and throughout Europe.


1. Passengers heading to the United States need to arrive three hours prior to departure, due to additional security checks.
2. When changing at Keflavik Airport to a domestic flight (other than flights to Akureyri) and to Greenland & Faroe Islands, you need travel to Reykjavik Airport, 50 km away, via Flybus transfer, - allow at least three hours between flights.
3. Also note that this Airport refrains from loudspeaker announcements, therefore watch the monitors periodically for departure times & gates.
3. Iceland is a Schengen participant and party to the Nordic Passport Union (with Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Finland) - members may freey travel between these countries without the need of passports.

With 16 self-service check-in machines for Icelandair & SAS  - passengers simply drop off their bags at the 'Fast Bag Drop-off.

The Icelandairhotel (Flughotel - tel. 421 5222) is on-Airport grounds, while three others hotels are nearby (Hotel Keilir 420-9800; Hotel Keflavik 420-7000; and Motel Alex 421-2800).
Leif Ericson Airport has one passenger terminal. 


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