Keflavík international airport (KEF), located 50 km (31 miles) from the city of Reykjavík, is Icelandair’s hub and home. With flights to Europe and North America, many passengers connect at Keflavík airport for their onwards travel.
Keflavík airport only serves international flights so if your travels involve flying within Iceland, after arriving on an international flight in Keflavík airport, you will need to transfer to Reykjavík domestic airport (RKV) for your onwards journey domestically.
There are several options for how to get to Reykjavík domestic airport. Those passengers who are transferring for onward domestic travel in Iceland should collect their baggage in Keflavík before proceeding to Reykjavík domestic airport.
The airport in Keflavík has one terminal and operates on a zonal system, making it simple for travelers to navigate.
Flights to and from the US, the UK and Ireland, and Canada go through D gates, located on level 1. Flights to and from Europe (except the UK and Ireland) go through gates A or C, located on level 2.
To walk from the gates in zones A or C to those in zone D takes approximately 20 minutes.
If you need assistance between flights, there are service desks located on both levels of the terminal.
On level 1, the Icelandair service desk is positioned next to gate D15. On level 2, it can be found next to gate C22. The service desks are open when Icelandair flights are arriving and/or departing and our team is always ready to assist you.
Icelandair Saga Lounge is within the Schengen area and can be accessed from level 2, by going up the stairs located next to the zone D border control area.
Transferring in Keflavík between Icelandair flights is smooth and easy. Here are a few practical things to keep in mind:
Reykjavík airport (RKV) is used primarily for domestic flights and flights to Greenland. Those transiting through Keflavík airport to Reykjavík should be mindful to collect their baggage in Keflavík before commencing their onwards travel. The distance between the airports is 50 km (31 miles).
Reykjavík airport is a relatively small airport and service is always on hand should you need it.