Reykjavik Keflavik Airport
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!'
Last week I travelled home from Boston via Reykjavik. This entailed an 8 hour overnight wait in Iceland for my flight to London. Having read the comments about this airport I was wondering what to expect.
My fears were unfounded. Indeed, I was approached by a Security Guard while sitting outside my Gate No and told I could not sit there, but he was extremely polite and directed me upstairs to the shops and eating outlets area telling me there were sofas where I could sleep. The terminal was lovely. Very modern, light and airy and the shops were upmarket. There were many armchairs and long padded benches to sit on and the hot chocolate I had was delicious. Everything closed at 1am and opened again at 5am which was not a problem for me. The place was comfortably warm and clean.
If I had to wait 8 hours in an airport, Reykjavik was the place to do it.
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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.
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- WiFi is available at the Keflavik Airport for a fee
- Internet kiosks are available airside and landside.
If sleeping in the Reykjavik Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport....
- Airport Hotel Smari - located 100m from the terminal. Day rooms are available.
- Alex Guesthouse - free 24-hour airport shuttle
- Bed & Breakfast Keflavik Airport - free airport shuttle
- Hótel Keilir - 5 minute drive
- Icelandair Flughotel - 5 minutes from the airport
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Keflavik Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.
- ATMs / Cash Machines: located landside and airside.
- Car Rentals: Avis • Budget • Hertz • Europcar
- Currency Exchange: located in the Departure Hall
- Food / Dining: There are no 24 hour food concessions at this airport.
»Airside: Bistro Atlantic • Cafe Europe • Cafe International • Panorama Bar
- Luggage Storage / Lockers:There is a luggage storage office located 500m from the departures side of the airport. Hours: 6am - 6pm.Rate: from EUR 5 per bag per day and EUR 1 every day afterwards.
- Showers: Not available
Open 24 hours
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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: 18 January 2014
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