Keflavik International Airport (KEF) Information | Icelandair
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Keflavík International Airport

Airport Code: KEF

Recommended check-in time: 2.5 hours before departure.

Please note that check-in closes 45 minutes before departure.

Self-service check-in kiosks are located at the departure hall at Keflavík airport. Passengers can check-in by themselves and if traveling with baggage there are special baggage drop-off desks in the Departure Hall.

Priority Check-in is located at Icelandair check-in counters 40-42.

The Leifur Eiríksson International Air Terminal is located within the U.S. naval-base area at Keflavík Airport. It is situated about 50 km (31 miles) from Reykjavik. The airport is open 24 hours. 

All retail sale and services operated in the departure hall are located within the duty-free zone and are, therefore, duty- and tax-free.

Lost something on board?

When personal property is lost on board an aircraft flying from Iceland, or at the arrival/departure hall at a foreign airport, please contact the arrival airport directly.

When personal property is lost on board one of our aircraft flying to Iceland, or at the arrival/departure hall at Keflavík Airport, please fill out the Lost Properties Form, or contact the airport Lost and Found office directly, at

Baggage and transiting;

You do not need to pick up your bags in Keflavík if you are flying with Icelandair from North America to Europe via Keflavík (or vice versa), your reservation is on one ticket, you have checked in your bags to your final destination, and the stop in Iceland is less than 12 hours.

Gate closes 15 minutes before departure.

Lounge Information

Icelandair Saga Lounge is open before all departing Icelandair flights.