Iceland — Airports
Keflavik International Airport
Set 30 miles from Reykjavik, Keflavik International Airport is the arrivals hubs for most visitors. Icelandair and Iceland Express are the major carriers, and the facility only supports international flights as domestic routes run from the smaller Reykjavik Airport, two miles from the city center. Originally a WWII US military airport, Keflavik International Airport now handles over two million passengers a year through its single terminal.
Scheduled, full-service flights to eight US locations including New York, Washington, Chicago, and Seattle are offered by Icelandair in addition to the carrier’s Toronto, Halifax and London Heathrow routes. Iceland Express covers London Gatwick and Stansted as well as Paris, Copenhagen, Prague, Warsaw, Edinburgh, and Berlin. Lufthansa flies to Berlin, Dusseldorf, and Hamburg, and easyJet offers a flight to London Luton. Seasonal summer flights cover various Scandinavian cities and Delta operates a summer flight to New York.
Passenger services in the terminal include wireless internet access, services for passengers with reduced mobility, ATMs, a tourist information desk, extensive duty-free outlets, several café-bars, gift stores, and fashion outlets. Car rental is available in the Arrivals hall and there are long-stay and short-stay car parks close to the terminal. Onward transportation is by airport shuttle bus or taxi.
Set close to the city center, Reykjavik Airport handles domestic flights within Iceland and routes to Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Air Iceland and Eagle Air are its main carriers, and the facility has two terminals with basic amenities ― one for Air Iceland traffic and the other for Eagle Air traffic and general aviation. In addition, Atlantic Airways flies to the Faroes and Myflug provides charter and medical flights. In total, the complex handles just under half a million passengers a year.
Car rental can be arranged at Reykjavik’s domestic airport, and the facility is connected to the main international airport by bus although the journey involves a transfer in the city. City bus 15 takes arrivals to the downtown area and taxis are available.
North Iceland’s domestic air hub is Akureyri Airport, located just two miles from the city center. Norlandair and Air Iceland offer routes to Reykjavik and several other domestic destinations, although most flights are seasonal. At present, the single, small terminal handles 200,000 passengers annually, providing basic services including a café, amenities for the disabled, and car rental. Onward transportation is by taxi only as there are no public transport links.