Keflavík International Airport Guide (KEF)

Airport info
Code: KEF
Address:
Keflavíkurflugvöllur, Keflavík, 235, Iceland
Location:

Keflavík International Airport is located about 50km (31mi) southwest of Reykjavík. The drive between the two places is about 45 minutes.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +354
Telephone:
+354 425 6000
Timezone: GMT ++00:00

Keflavík International Airport is the largest airport in Iceland and is where most international visitors land. This Keflavík International Airport guide provides valuable information about the facility, transport access and nearby accommodation options.

Information

Information desks are on both 1st and 2nd levels, in the main building and the southern building.

Website
www.kefairport.is
Driving directions

From Reykjavík, head south on Route 40 (which became Route 41) in Suðurnes. Continue on Route 41 towards Keflavík and follow the airport signs.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Straeto manages public buses in Iceland and the number 55 connects Keflavík International Airport with BSI (the main bus terminal in Reykjavík) and other places. You can find the timetable here. Passengers can pay for travel with cash, bus passes or the Strætó app.

Shuttle: Flybus (+354 580 5400) and Airport Direct (+354 497 8000) run scheduled shuttle service to and from Keflavík (just outside Arrivals). Passengers are advised to book in advance. There isn't a fixed timetable from the airport but the service is regular enough.

Taxi: Several taxi companies offer services to and from the airport – you can check the complete list of taxi providers here. The fare to Reykjavík starts at around 18,000 ISK.

Terminal facilities

Money

Arion Bank has two foreign exchanges services in Arrivals and Departures, respectively. In addition, there are 14 ATMs located throughout the terminal, including six in Arrivals where Icelandic krónur can be withdrawn.

Communication

Wi-Fi is free – passengers only need to accept the terms and do not need to enter a password.

Food

There are several options, including a pizzeria, a bar, and a few cafés located in the Departures hall.

Shopping

The duty-free shops at Keflavík International Airport Icelandic sell skincare products, handicrafts, and of course, Icelandic wool and thermal products. In addition, the usual cosmetics, alcohol, confectionery, tobacco and books are also available.

Brennivín, Icelandic-style aquavit, makes a great gift and can be purchased at duty-free.

Luggage

Items lost within the airport and on Icelandair and PLAY Airlines are managed by Securitas. You can contact them by sending an email (lostproperty@securitas.is) or filling the form on this webpage. There is also a Lost & Found counter in the Arrivals Hall, open from 08:00-16:00 every day.

If you have travelled with other airlines, contact them directly.

Other

A small playground is located next to Departures area C in the South Building. VAT refund is managed by Arion Bank in the Arrivals hall. Please note that you must request a VAT refund before checking in your luggage.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Icelandair Saga Lounge (open from 05:00 to 17:00 every day) is located in the terminal building after security.

Disabled facilities

Adapted toilets and lifts for wheelchair users are available. Passengers with reduced mobility requiring assistance should contact the airline at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Car parking

There are three car parks – P1 and P2 are short-term car parks while P3 is a larger long-term parking area in the north of the terminal. In addition, there is also a Meet & Greet area marked PL. Fares are cheaper if you pre-book online.

Car rental

International car hire companies such as Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz are present at Keflavík International Airport.

Hotels

There are several hotels near Keflavík International Airport and the nearest is Aurora, just 100m (109yd) away. More choices are available in Reykjavík, 50km (31mi) away.


Hótel Keflavík

+354 420 7000

Right in the heart of Keflavík, Hotel Keflavík is a 4-star hotel close to shops and museums. It also runs a complimentary transfer from the hotel to the airport, which is 5 minutes away.

Vatnsnesvegi 12, 230, Keflavík, Iceland

Aurora Hotel at Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport

+354 595 1900

From the Departures area of Keflavík International Airport, you can walk 100m (109yd) to this 72-room hotel that also offers free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. If you drive, the parking is free too.

Blikavöllur 2, 235, Keflavík, Iceland
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