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If you’ve been to Iceland, more than likely you flew into the larger international airport Keflavik (KEF). Which means you’ve been to Keflavik, but did not know it. A quiet town, it gets you away from the hustle and bustle of Reykjavik, the country’s capital.
Keflavik, Iceland is the town where the international airport is located. The name of the region is Reykjanes.
How To Get Here
No train service.
The nearest airport is the Keflavik International Airport (KEF); there are no shortage of flights from the U.S. and Europe as well as other countries. However, there is also the Reykjavik Airport which is located downtown Reykjavik. You can then take a local airport bus into the town of Keflavik. Keflavik is the home to Icelandair (FI) and Wowair (WW).
The following airlines has service to Keflavik International Airport (KEF):
AirBaltic (BT), Air Berlin (AB), Air Canada (AC), Air Greenland (GL), Air Iceland (NY), Austrian Airlines (OS), British Airways (BA), Czech Airlines (OK), Delta Air Lines (DL), Germania (ST), Germanwings (4U), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Finnair (AY), Iberia Airlines (IB), Icelandair (FI), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), NIKI (HG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), SAS (SK), Transavia France (TO), Vueling (VY), Wizz Air (W6) and Wow Air (WW).
The following airlines has service to Reykjavík International Airport (RKV) which is where most domestic Iceland flights operate:
Air Iceland (NY) and Atlantic Airways (RC).
There is a local bus from the capital city Reykjavik. You can find information here.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
There are a few quaint and quiet places to stay in Keflavik. There is a Park Inn by Radisson as well. Remember its an airport town. There are cottages, hotels, bed and breakfasts and also camping.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Lots of restaurants including fast food chains in this area.
What To Do
Keflavik is a very quiet town. You can walk around or bike around and enjoy the local monuments plus the Keflavik Maritime Center. The Blue lagoon is about twenty minutes away. There are also some statues just outside of the town. Of course if you are there in the wintertime, you can view the Northern Lights when they show up.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator in Iceland.
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- Language: Icelandic
- Currency: Icelandic króna (ISK)
- Visit Iceland Tourism Board