International passengers arriving in Iceland land at Keflavik International Airport, also known as Leifur Eiriksson Air Terminal (airport code: KEF), which is 48 kilometers (30 mi) from the capital city of Reykjavik. Keflavik Airport is an international hub linking Europe and Asia with North America. Faroe Island and Greenland flights arrive at Reykjavik Domestic Airport (airport code: REK) located in the city center.
Flybus Transfer: The Flybus transfer coach is located right outside the Keflavik International Airport. Busses leave 35-40 minutes after arrival of each flight. Tickets can be purchased at the Flybus information desk in the Arrivals Hall and one-way fare is approximately €21/$24/£16.
The drive to Reykjavik takes approximately 45 minutes and the first stop is made at BSI Bus Terminal where transfers are available via smaller busses to all major hotels and Reykjavik domestic airport. For returning to the airport, the Flybus leaves the BSI Bus Terminal two hours and 15 minutes before flights leave Keflavik. Arrange pick up at your hotel reception desk the day before departure.
Taxis: There is a taxi stand located just outside the Keflavik Airport terminal. Taxis run on meters and the fare into Reykjavik is approximately ISK 16,000 which can be paid by credit card, Icelandic Krona or international currency if you make arrangements with the driver beforehand. Tipping is not customary.
Car Rental: Car rental offices are located in the lower level of Keflavik Airport Arrivals Hall.
Private Transfer: Upgrade your arrival to a private transfer! Let Iceland Travel arrange a private transfer so you can arrive in style and transfer smoothly and quickly to your destination. We can also arrange for a luxury automobile or even a Super Jeep vehicle to pick you up.
Having been named best airport in Europe in 2009 by the Airports Council International, Keflavik International Airport features comfortable modern passenger and commercial facilities 24 hours a day.
Facilities include banking, VAT refund, restaurants, duty-free shopping, children’s play area, tourist information desk, outside smoking area, and paid wireless internet access is available throughout the terminal. For more information www.kefairport.is.
Duty-free shopping: The Keflavik Airport shopping area is one of few in Europe that can sell duty-free products to both arriving and departure passengers and stores are open to coincide with the flights. The products in the Keflavik duty-free stores are up to 50% cheaper than in Reykjavik retail stores.
Customs regulations allowance: 200 cigarettes or 250g (8 oz) of tobacco product; six units of alcohol. Further information on this can be found at www.dutyfree.is
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