Keflavík Airport

Airport Information

Keflavík Airport

Keflavík Airport, also known as Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport, is the largest airport in Iceland and the country’s main hub for international transportation. The airport is 1.7 nautical miles west of Keflavík and 50 km southwest of Reykjavík.

Keflavik International Airport was built by the U.S. military during World War II and opened on 23 March in 1943. It has played a big role in the development of commercial flight in Iceland and been an important stop-over between Europe and the U.S.

A lot has changed since the new terminal building opened in 1987. The number of passengers has increased fivefold, and there is continuous ongoing development. In the next few years, we expect an even further increase in the number of passengers and predict that by 2020, passengers passing through the airport will number around 10 million per year. In total, there are 28 airline companies flying to and from Iceland this summer. To meet the needs of this growing number of customers, the terminal building is being expanded. The expansion will continue in several phases over the next few years.

Airport News

New ELKO store opens in the arrival hall of Keflavik Airport

The electronics chain ELKO has opened a new store in the arrival hall of Keflavík Airport. The store offers better access and more variety of product range. The store is located in the airport's new …

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals flag campaign

On September 25, 2023, eight years have passed since the UN Sustainable Development Goals were adopted. The global goals include a call for international cooperation to promote well-being and make the world a better place …

Bakad opens at Keflavik Airport

A new café called Bakad has opened at Keflavik Airport. The café is located in the airport arrival and departure hall on the 1st floor and accessible to all passengers traveling through the airport. The new …

A new taxiway opens at Keflavik Airport

A new taxiway has officially been put into use at Keflavik Airport. The taxiway, which has been named Mike, connects the terminal's apron and runway. The taxiway is Isavia‘s first addition to the runway system, …

Jomfruin restaurant opens at Keflavik Airport

We are happy to announce that Jomfruin has opened at Keflavik Airport. Jomfruin is a well-known and established restaurant in the heart of Reykjavik for the past 25 years. The well-established restaurant is a great …

Keflavík Airport Enhances Transfer Passenger Experience with Veovo´s Queue Balancer

Keflavik Airport, Iceland's main gateway, has successfully implemented Veovo's Queue Balancer solution to optimise passenger flow and improve the transfer experience at its border control. In collaboration with Veovo, Isavia, the Icelandic airport operator, has deployed …

Elda restaurant opens at Keflavik Airport

Elda restaurant has opened at Keflavik Airport on the second floor of the northern building (standing in the viewing from the Duty-Free exit at the airport). Elda is a modern and cozy restaurant offering fast …

Isavia Considers New Approach to Big Construction Projects

Isavia is considering a new approach when it comes to implementing the vision outlined in the Major Development Plan for the airport, and is seeking input from the market in this regard. There are big …

Jómfrúin opens at Keflavík Airport

SSP Norway, part of the global company SSP Group had the winning bid in a commercial tender for the operation of two restaurants that will be opened at Keflavík Airport in February next year. SSP …


Keflavík Airport
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