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Airports in Iceland

Flying to or within Iceland? It's important to know about the main airports in Iceland and how to transfer between them.

Major airports in Iceland

The major airports in Iceland are: 

  • Keflavík International Airport (KEF) 
  • Reykjavík Domestic Airport (RKV) 
  • Akureyri Airport (AEY) 
  • Egilsstaðir Airport (EGS) 
  • Ísafjörður Airport (IFJ)

Keflavík is the main international airport, and the arrival point for most international travelers to Iceland. 

To reach domestic airports around the country, travelers may need to transfer between Keflavík and Reykjavík airports. Please check your booking and ticket details carefully.


    Do I need to transfer between Keflavík and Reykjavík airports?

    Those traveling to Iceland from Europe, North America, and Greenland will land at Keflavík International Airport.

    Passengers traveling onward domestically within Iceland must first transfer from Keflavík to Reykjavík Domestic Airport.

    How to transfer between Keflavík International and Reykjavík Domestic Airports

    The distance between Keflavík International Airport and Reykjavík Domestic Airport is 50km (30 miles). 

    Please note that all travelers transferring between the two airports should:

    • Collect any checked luggage from the baggage belt in Keflavík and take it with them to the domestic airport in Reykjavík to be re-checked in. 
    • Leave plenty of time to transfer between the two airports. Travelers can either transfer by bus or take a taxi between airports. Travel time is dependent on many factors, including the time of day, traffic and road conditions. Passengers should allow roughly 90 minutes for transferring by bus, and about 60 minutes for transferring by taxi or private car. 

    The same also applies to returning flights. Baggage needs to be collected at Reykjavík airport before being re-checked in at Keflavík airport, and travelers should allow sufficient time to travel between the two airports. 

    Domestic flights in Iceland

    We love our capital city - and we think you will too - but if you're traveling to Iceland (or coming back for a repeat visit), we encourage you to explore one of our more off-the-beaten-track destinations.

    The good news? Traveling around Iceland is easy with our domestic flights. Combine your innate curiosity for big adventures with our expanded route network for the adventure of a lifetime.

    Smooth flight connections link all parts of the country with the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík, and our other destinations in Europe, North America and Greenland

    Domestic airports and destinations in Iceland

    From Reykjavík domestic airport, we fly passengers to all the corners of the country with flight times under one hour.

    Hop on board a flight to Akureyri in North Iceland to explore Iceland's second-largest city, which is home to 18,000 people and sits at the end of the country's longest fjord.

    Take a flight to Egilsstaðir in East Iceland, where the beautiful eastern region boasts tranquil fjords, forests, lakes, and mountains for travelers to explore.

    Fly to Ísafjörður in the Westfjords, a truly off-the-beaten-track region with magnificent wild landscapes and breathtaking waterfalls to discover.

    Information about Icelandair’s domestic flights

    Our domestic flights in Iceland are operated on Bombardier aircraft. Due to their smaller size, the service on board is limited as compared to that on board some of the other aircraft in our fleet, including the larger Boeing aircraft that connect Iceland with Europe and North America.

    However, we do offer several different fare categories on domestic flights in Iceland, so travelers can choose the option that suits them best.

    Baggage allowances for Icelandair's domestic flights are the same as for international flights, with some restrictions placed on hand luggage due to smaller overhead compartments.