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Keflavik International Airport

Airport Code: KEF

The Leifur Eiríksson International Air Terminal is located at Keflavik Airport, which is situated about 50 km (31 miles) from Reykjavík. All retail sales and services operated in the departure hall at Keflavík Airport are located within the duty-free zone and are, therefore, tax and duty-free.

Keflavík International Airport (KEF) is the main airport for Iceland. Icelandair flights to destinations in Europe, North America, and Greenland arrive and depart from Keflavík. For those connecting in Keflavík with Icelandair, the process is straightforward.

Our domestic flights use Reykjavík Airport, which is located within Reykjavík itself (50 km/31 miles from Keflavík). Passengers traveling onward domestically within Iceland will need to transfer between the two airports.

Check-in and gate information

Getting checked in

Check-in time: We recommend that passengers check in at least 2.5 hours before their scheduled departure time. Check-in closes 45 minutes before departure.

Self-service check-in kiosks: These are located at the departure hall at Keflavik Airport. Passengers can check in by themselves using these machines. If they are traveling with baggage, there are special baggage drop-off points located in the departure hall.

Priority check-in: Those using priority check-in should make their way to Icelandair check-in desks 40 to 42.

Gate closure time

Gate closes 15 minutes before departure.

Lounge Information

Icelandair Saga Lounge is open before all departing Icelandair flights. The lounge can be found on Level 2 and is accessed via the stairs which are located next to the zone D border control area.

Baggage at Keflavík Airport

Transiting through Keflavík with baggage

  • Flying with Icelandair between North America and Europe via Keflavík? You do not need to pick up your bags in Keflavik, provided that your reservation is on one ticket, you have checked in your bags to your final destination, and the stop in Iceland is scheduled to be less than 12 hours.
  • Flying with Icelandair from an International destination to Keflavík with an onward domestic flight in Iceland? You need to pick up your bags in Keflavík and transfer to Reykjavík Airport, a distance of 50km (31 miles).

Have you lost something?

If you've lost an item on board an Icelandair aircraft arriving at Keflavík, or lost personal items at Keflavík Airport, please send an email to Securitas or fill out this form.