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Airports in Iceland

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

Major airports in Iceland

Icelandair passengers from Europe and North America land at Keflavík International Airport (KEF).

To fly to some destinations in Greenland* or domestically within Iceland, passengers must transfer from Keflavík to Reykjavík Domestic Airport (RKV) – a distance of 50km (31 miles).

* NOTE: From June 1, 2022, the following applies to Greenland flights: 

  • Keflavík International Airport (KEF): to/from Nuuk, Ilulissat 
  • Reykjavík Airport (RKV): to/from Kulusuk, Narsarsuaq

How to transfer between Keflavík International & Reykjavík Domestic Airports

  • Passengers must collect any checked bags from the baggage belt in Keflavík airport and take them to the domestic airport in Reykjavík to be rechecked in.

  • Transfer options include bus and taxi. Travel time is dependent on the time of day and on traffic and road conditions, but passengers should allow around 90 minutes for bus transfer, and about 60 minutes by taxi or private car.
  • The same also applies for returning flights. Baggage needs to be collected at Reykjavík airport before transferring to Keflavík for onward flights. Allow sufficient time to travel between the 2 airports.

Domestic airports & destinations

From Reykjavík Domestic Airport, close to downtown Reykjavík, we fly passengers to all the corners of the country. Read more about our destinations in Iceland.