Sleeping in Airports

Reykjavík Domestic Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Reykjavik Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

RKV Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

What to Expect

reykjavik domestic airport guideReykjavik Domestic Airport (code: RKV) handles flights across Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. Facilities are basic, with just a single eatery in the departures area for Air Island Connect. We are unable to confirm whether WiFi is available.

Where to Sleep

This airport closes nightly at 11:00PM, so overnight stays are not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels in the city center are in walking distance. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Reykjavik 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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping at Reykjavik Domestic Airport does not appeal to you, below you will find a list of hotels within walking distance. These hotels are also within 10 minutes walking distance of the Reykjavik bus terminal.

  • Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura – (15 minute walk from the domestic airport) No airport shuttle.» Check Rates
  • Radisson Blu Saga Hotel – (15 minute walk or 5 min ride from the domestic airport) No airport shuttle.» Check Rates
  • Travel Inn Guesthouse – (15 minute walk or 4 min ride from the domestic airport) No airport shuttle.» Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Reykjavík Domestic Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Information not available

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

Food & Drink – The cafeteria in Air Iceland Connect’s terminal offers a range of refreshments. At the time of this update, we do not have any information about food availability elsewhere in the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 7:00AM – 11:00PM (Mon-Fri) and 8:00AM – 11:00PM (Sat, Sun and Holidays).


Reykjavik Domestic airport is served by the following airlines: Air Iceland • Eagle Air • Atlantic Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Avis, Budget and Hertz have offices onsite.


If traveling light and on a tight budget, the Strætó public bus system offers an economical and reliable way to travel between the airport and your destination within Reykjavik’s city center. For more information, visit the Strætó website.

Shuttle Buses

Flybus offer connections from the Domestic Airport to a large variety of destinations including the Keflavík Airport, numerous hotels, and more. For fares, schedules, and more information, visit the Flybus website.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2019-07-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.