Airport Transfers

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Information about Keflavík Airport

Keflavík International Airport is the largest airport in Iceland and the major point of entry for international transportation. Most travelers to Iceland will pass through it unless, of course, they arrive via cruise ship. 

The terminal is named after the first European to arrive in North America, the Iceland-born Leifur Eiriksson. It has duty-free stores in the departure section and in the arrival lounges. 

The largest carrier operating out of Keflavik International Airport is Icelandair. There are, however, around 30 other carriers operating at the airport, connecting Iceland to numerous locations across North America and Europe.

The airport is located on the tip of Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland. The largest settlement is Reykjanesbaer, with 10,000 residents. 

When traveling to and from the airport, you will drive on route 41 which takes you between the airport and Reykjavik. Along the way, you will drive through the townships of Kopavogur, Gardabaer and Hafnarfjordur, and pass Reykjanesbaer town as well as other smaller settlements. 

The route between Reykjavík and the airport is quite unusual. Covering the peninsula is a large field of moss-covered lava as Reykjanes peninsula runs along the Mid-Atlantic Rift, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are drifting apart. This results in a volcanically active environment, with volcanic eruptions taking place in the region in 2021 and 2022.

Besides the vast lava field, you can find geothermal areas on the peninsula with hot springs and bubbling mud pools, although these cannot be seen en route to the airport. 

Frequently asked questions

What are the different transfer options available between Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik?

The most popular option is taking one of the many large coach services that run between the airport and the city, such as Flybus Airport Transfer. These buses will transfer you to the BSI Reykjavik Bus Terminal, which is conveniently located in the city center. You could also opt for a hotel connection to be added to your ticket. Then you'll take a mini-bus from the bus terminal to a bus stop located close to your accommodation.
Another option is a private shuttle. Although pricier, this is a more luxurious way to travel. You will be picked up at the airport and driven straight to your accommodation.
Another option is to take a taxi. These can be found outside the arrival terminal at the airport. Taking a taxi can be a bit expensive for one person but may work out more economically for those traveling in larger groups.

How often do bus transfers depart to Reykjavik from Keflavik International Airport?

Depending on the operator, the large coach buses usually leave every hour or every half an hour. If there are a lot of arrivals, the operators may deploy extra buses to handle the traffic. Iceland’s public transport goes back and forth several times daily, but not as often as the shuttle buses.

How long does the journey take between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik?

In a private shuttle, a taxi, or your own rental car, the journey between Keflavik to Reykjavik takes about 40 minutes. However, as coaches and public transport make a few stops along the way, it can take up to an hour and a half to reach your hotel.

Is it possible to book my transfer to and from Keflavik International Airport in advance?

Yes. Although you can book coach tickets at Keflavik Airport, it's possible to do it online in advance. All private shuttles need to be booked in advance. Unlike hiring a car, it is not necessary to have a credit card to complete the transaction. You can also pay by debit card or cash if you pay on arrival. Please keep a copy of your confirmation email if any problems arise.

What happens if my flight to Iceland is delayed and I have already booked a shuttle from Keflavik Airport?

Airport shuttle tickets don't have a timestamp, so you can simply hop aboard the next bus heading to Reykjavik. With some coach operators, you will need to purchase a flight delay guarantee. This will ensure you are entitled to a seat on the next available bus. For private shuttle transfers, your driver will wait. They will monitor the flight schedule and will be waiting for you when the time is right. Please check the terms and conditions in the product description carefully before reserving a coach ticket. Additionally, please contact the customer service department of the airport transfer service should you encounter any issues.