Keflavík airport (KEF)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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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.

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

Annual passenger traffic: Around 2.2 million passengers went through it during 2021.

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 (open during morning and afternoon flight hours), 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, and is open from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm; it provides meals, showers, Wi-Fi, children's area (accessible for Icelandair Saga Class or Economy Comfort passengers, Icelandair Saga Gold or Silver members, Alaska Airlines MVP Gold members).

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. Convenience store open around the clock on the first floor.


Lost and found office in the Arrivals Hall, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (E-mail: [email protected]; online form).

Other Services

Children's playgrounds, baby changing facilities, smoking area.


Public and private transportation


Airport Direct (Tel +354 497 8000) provides transport to the city centre (45 minutes) and Hamraborg, in Kópavogur, every hour between 7:00 am and 3:00 am. There is the option to make a stop on the way at Blue Lagoon.
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 11:45 pm.

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), Taxi Service Iceland (Tel +354 588 5500) 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/Bílaleiga Akureyar (Tel +354 461 6000 - 5:30 am to 1:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +354 522 4400 - 5:30 am to 5:30 pm and 9:00 pm to 1:00 am)


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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. E-mail: [email protected]. Fees

P1 & P2 - Short-term parking lots on both sides of the terminal. There are covered bays in P1 and the first 15 minutes have no charge.
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: January 24, 2022