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Keflavík International Airport

Keflavík International Airport (Iceland)

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2 / 5 - One review
How to get there
It’s 56km from Reykjavik by car or by bus
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
Less than a day

Reviews of Keflavík International Airport

Emmanuelle Bluman Travel writer
163 travel articles

A seaside town which is fairly uninteresting except for its proximity to the airport.

My suggestion:
It’s great for staying overnight either on the day of your arrival or on the day of your departure on an international flight.

Keflavik is the name of the International Airport and you'll go through it when you arrive in Iceland, but it’s also the name of a town which is a little less known to tourists.

I travelled through Keflavik the first time I visited Iceland a few years ago, and I haven’t been back yet. My memory is of a small town with well-aligned houses, the Icelandair Hotel in the centre, and several restaurants including a kebab house which seemed to be a hit with the Icelandic youth who frequented it. 

For me, it’s the perfect city to spend your first night after arriving or your last night before departing on an international flight. It's close to the airport and you’ll be able to catch a few hours of sleep, or maybe more. Alternatively, it can serve as a base for exploring the Reykjanes Peninsula which is so often overlooked by tourists who are eager to escape as well as discover some stunning natural sites and some beautiful steep cliffs by the sea. 

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