Luxurious Private Airport Transfer from Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport
This private airport transfer takes you from Reykjavik to Keflavík international airport. A brand new Mercedes-Benz 4 MATIC V-class luxury van fits up to 5 passengers, making the transfer perfectly suitable for groups of friends, families or corporate clients that want to save valuable time while travelling in comfort and safety.
When booking a pick up from your accommodation place, please provide the date and pick up time as well as your flight number. Your driver will meet you at your accommodation place, carrying a sign with your name on it.
By using personal private transfer you skip all queues and waiting time with the big buses and saves you important time at the airport or gives you more time to enjoy our wonderful City of Reykjavik.
The travelling time between Reykjavik centre and Keflavík airport is approximately 45 minutes.
- Available: All year
- Duration: 1 hour
- Activities: Sightseeing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English, Swedish
Keflavík International Airport (KEF) is Iceland’s only international airport and the port of arrival for the vast majority of visitors to the country. In 2016 alone, almost seven million passengers went through its gates.
The History of Keflavík International Airport
Keflavík International Airport is a relic from the ‘invasion of Iceland’ in World War Two, when Allied troops took over the island nation following the defeat of its colonial ruler, Denmark, at the hands of the Nazis. The British laid out a landing strip in the town of Garður, but considering Iceland’s incredibly strategic position in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, one strip was not quite enough.
After taking control of the ‘occupation’, US troops constructed and opened two airfields for military purposes in 1942 and 1943. Though they returned the property after the war, the United States reclaimed it in 1951 after a controversial defence alliance with Iceland.
Though this pact, and the general joining of NATO in 1949, caused decades of national protest, the circumstances also allowed decades of development at Keflavík Airport.
The airport first started to separate civilian and military use in 1987, with the opening of the Leifur Eríksson Terminal. Named after the first European to settle the Americas, it would go on to handle all the guests coming to or leaving Iceland.
The arrangement that the US would provide Iceland’s defences continues to this day, but their permanent bases at Keflavík were left at the expiration of the treaty in 2006. The airport was thus moved into full control of Icelanders and has expanded as a civilian hub ever since.
Keflavík International Airport Today
Keflavík International is located on the tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland’s south-easternmost region. The drive to the capital city of Reykjavík is only about forty-five minutes, and there is a Flybus service that continuously runs between the locations, day and night.
This service provides guests with the option to stop at the Blue Lagoon en route in either direction, the iconic health spa renowned for its healing azure waters. The lagoon sits between the airport and capital, refreshing guests after a long flight, or revitalising them in preparation for one.
The airport itself has all the modern amenities one would expect from a port that experiences so much traffic. It has restaurants, bars and cafés, banks and money transfers, car rental options available, and of course, many options for duty-free shopping.
Considering the price of and lack of availability of alcohol in Iceland, it is the best place to stock up on any tipple desired for your trip.
The main airlines that arrive at and depart from Keflavík are the two national carriers, the prestigious Icelandair and budget airline WOW. Over thirty different carriers have chartered flights to the port, however, which head to over ninety different destinations. This is only ever increasing, with new travel routes emerging as Iceland’s popularity continues to skyrocket.
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Good to know:
When booking a pickup at Keflavik Airport, please provide the pickup date and time as well as your flight number.