Kef Guesthouse is a charming bed and breakfast close to Keflavik International Airport in Iceland. Stopover travelers and those looking to make their transit easy will find it affordable, comfortable, and ideally situated in the town of Reykjanesbaer.
Location and Nearby
Kef Guesthouse is located in the settlement of Reykjanesbaer, the largest town on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland. It is just two miles (3.5 kilometers) from Keflavik International Airport, the main point of arrival for almost all guests to the country. There are few better places to stay for stopovers or those with early or late flights.
Reykjanesbaer has grocery stores, banks, post offices, gas stations, restaurants, and other amenities. Furthermore, it has museums, galleries, and beautiful routes along the coast, allowing you to get to know the culture and nature of Iceland with ease.
Those staying at Kef Guesthouse will find it easy to drive to the volcanic sites of the Reykjanes Peninsula, which is renowned for its lava landscapes and geological marvels. The Blue Lagoon, a spectacular geothermal spa famous for its therapies and azure waters, is 11.5 miles (18.5 kilometers) south. Meanwhile, the boiling mud pit of Gunnuhver is just 15 miles (24.5 kilometers) away, where you can marvel over hot springs and revel in the folklore of a vengeful resident ghost.
Fagradalsfjall volcano, which erupted throughout 2021, can be hiked to from a path that starts 20 miles (32 kilometers) away. Here, you can witness fresh lava, still emanating heat.
Other sites slightly further away include the geothermal area of Krysuvik, the rock pool of Brimsketill, and the lake of Kleifarvatn.
The capital of Reykjavik is 28.5 miles (46 kilometers) east, where you can find even more services and amenities for travelers. Furthermore, the city boasts more tour operators than Reykjanesbaer, allowing you to embark on adventures such as lava caving, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, and scuba diving. Reykjavik also has a broader range of museums and galleries.
After driving to the capital, it is easy to continue to sightseeing routes such as the Golden Circle, South Coast, and Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Facilities and Amenities
Kef Guesthouse offers spacious four-person bedrooms with a mix of shared and private bathrooms with showers. You can save money by self-catering at the fully furnished communal kitchen, and you are welcome to relax in the dining and living areas. Wifi, parking, and a delicious breakfast are complimentary.
There is a restaurant and small museum on the Icelandic strongman Reynir Sterki Leósson on-site. A shuttle bus to the airport departs for drop-offs throughout the morning, and staff at the 24-hour front desk can help you arrange transfers the rest of the day.
You’ll find the guesthouse garden an excellent spot for looking out for the northern lights in winter.
Why Choose Kef Guesthouse?
Those on a stopover in Iceland or looking for accommodation close to Keflavik International Airport will appreciate their stay at Kef Guesthouse. If embarking on a ring road adventure, you may also wish to start or finish your journey here. Check availability by choosing a date.