Keflavík airport (KEF)

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Keflavík International Airport, opened on March 23, 1943, is the most important in Iceland and concentrates all international flights in the country. It operates with the main European cities, as well as destinations in the United States and Canada.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Leif Erikson Terminal, open 24 hours a day.

Annual passenger traffic: 1.37 million passengers went through it during 2020.

Tel: +354 425 6000. There are information desks on both levels of the terminal.



The airport is situated near the city of Keflavík, 50 km (31 miles) southwest from Reykjavík.

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What services does Keflavík airport (KEF) facilities include

The airport has a bank (4:00 am to 0:00 am), ATMs, plugs for electric devices and Wi-Fi access with no charge. The Icelandair Saga Lounge is located on the upper floor, between gates A and C; from May to September it is open from 5:00 am to 8:30 pm, while the rest of the year it opens from 5:30 am to 5:30 pm; it provides meals, showers, Wi-Fi, children's area (accessible for Icelandair Saga Class or Economy Comfort passengers, first or business class passengers from Lufthansa, Icelandair Saga Gold or Silver members, Miles and More HON Circle or Senator members, Alaska Airlines MVP Gold members, American Express Premium or Business, MasterCard World Elite and MP Platinum Business card holders).

Food and Drinks

- There are some bars, restaurants and cafés on both floors of the terminal.


- Duty-free shops on both levels, in addition to retailers selling electronics, accessories, fashion, books, cosmetics, regional products, gifts.


- Left luggage service 500 meters away from the Departures area; open 24 hours a day between April and September, from 4:00 am to 11:00 pm on September and October, and from 4:00 am to 9:00 pm from November to May (Tel +354 455 0000). Lost and found office on the first floor, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Tel +354 425 6000; online form).

Other Services

- Children's playgrounds, baby changing facilities.


Public and private transportation


- Airport Direct (Tel +354 497 8000) provides transport to the city centre and Hamraborg, in Kópavogur, with departures based on flight schedules.
Flybus (Tel +354 580 5400) departs 35-40 min. after each flight arrival. Besides the BSÍ Bus Terminal, you can request to alight at the Hotel Viking, in Hafnarfjörður, Aktu Taktu, in Garðabær, and other important accommodations in the area, Laugardalur camping and the domestic airport.
Both companies have offices in the Arrivals Hall.

Line 55 from Strætó (Tel +354 540 2700) runs to Reykjanesbær, Keilir, Fjörður and Reykjavík bus terminal between 6:35 am and 10:55 pm (Sundays from 10:55 am).

More information


- Outside the terminal there are cabs from A-Stöðin (Tel +354 420 1212 / 520 1212), Borgarbílastöðin (Tel +354 552 2440), BSR (Tel +354 561 0000), City Taxi (Tel +354 422 2222) and Hreyfill Bæjarleiðir (Tel +354 421 4141 / 588 5522). The trip to downtown Reykjavík takes 30-45 minutes.


Car rental agencies

There are car rental counters in the Arrivals Hall.

Avis (Tel +354 591 4000 - 4:00 am to 1:00 am)
Budget (Tel +354 562 6060 - 4:00 am to 1:00 am)
Europcar (Tel +354 425 0300 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +354 522 4430 - 24 hours a day)


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Parking services at Keflavík airport (KEF)

Inside the airport grounds there are car parks for short and long stays and valet parking service. Fees

P1 & P2 - Short-term parking lots on both sides of the terminal. There are covered bays in P1.
P3 - Area for long stays in front of the main building.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers that require it should request special assistance from their airline or travel agency at least 48 hours in advance. Once at the airport, you should notify your arrival at the check-in desk or by calling Tel +354 425 6500. There are also elevators and adapted restrooms.

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Latest updates: June 11, 2021