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Reykjavik Keflavik Airport

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Keflavik Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I saw a completely bizarre scene: a security guard pacing up and down angrily and rudely telling people to sit up, barking, 'this isn't a hotel! Hey! Get up!' - sleeplessinseattle

Featured Review

by Martha
After reading the previous reviews about the Reykjavik airport I was nervous to try and sleep in it but I had no trouble at all. Upon arriving I asked an airport personnel directly about where I could stay where I wouldn't be a bother and I was directed to the departures area past the passport control. The benches in the long hallway connecting to the main terminal were padded, four seats long and with no arm rests. I found one I liked, curled up and was not bothered at all the whole night! I only assume that they've changed their attitude about people sleeping. Do note that all the stores (including all places to buy food or drinks!) close by 1am at the latest, so plan accordingly. Also, there are no water fountains so make sure you have a water bottle you can fill up in the bathrooms. Reykjavik also has charging stations that accommodate any plug and free wifi. Hope this helps future travelers!

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Keflavik Airport Guide

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Keflavik Airport. Connect to the "Kefairport-FreeWifi" network, log in and start surfing. Additionally, internet kiosks are available airside and landside.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Keflavik Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Airport Hotel Smari - (2 min walk from the airport) Located 100m from the airport terminal. Day rooms are available.
  • Alex Guesthouse - (15 min walk from the airport) Free airport pick-up is available from May 5th to October 1st. Call +354 421-2800 from the airport, and someone from the hotel will pick you up at the “MEETING POINT” sign in Arrivals Hall. Free scheduled transfer to the airport is available during summer season (May 15th to September 15th) from 4:45am to 9:15pm (inquire with hotel about scheduled times).
  • Icelandair Hotel in Keflavik - (5 min from the airport) Formerly known as “Icelandair Flughotel”. Airport transfers are available.
  • Hotel Keflavik - (5 min from the airport) Free one-way shuttle to/from the airport.
  • Hotel Berg - (7 min from the airport) Personal airport transfers can be arranged with the hotel.
  • Bed & Breakfast Keflavik Airport - (8 min from the airport) Free airport shuttle .

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Keflavik Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines: located landside and airside.
  • Car Rentals: Avis • Budget • Hertz • Europcar.
  • Children’s Area - The terminal is now equipped with a children’s play area, includes games, puzzles, seating, video games, etc.
  • Currency Exchange: located in the Departure Hall
  • Food / Dining: There are no 24 hour food concessions at this airport.
  • Luggage Storage / Lockers:There is a luggage storage office located 500m from the departures side of the airport. Hours:5:00AM – 5:00PM (October - April) • 5:00AM – 7:00PM (May - September). Rate: from EUR 5 per bag per day and EUR 1 every day afterwards.
  • Mobile Charging - Yes
  • Showers: Not available

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Maps

Download the Terminal Map

Facebook Comments

12 Sep 2012 - Angela on our Facebook page says "Slept in Keflavik airport in Iceland on Saturday night, at least they let us sleep inside the building, which I can confirm is open 24 hrs (wikitravel suggests otherwise) but the building was not heated during the night (and so pretty cold even at the end of 'summer') and an airport employee came round and woke people up who were lying on the group sleeping (there are signs up proclaiming that sleeping in the airport is forbidden) but did not bother those of us who were attempting to sleep on the chairs. One of the less good airports I've slept in my time."

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Last Updated: 10 April 2015

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airport's and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items quoted in the guide, email me.

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