The world’s most northerly capital city, Reykjavik is more like a big friendly village than a cosmopolitan capital. Colourful buildings, a world famous live music scene, and some of the craziest nightlife Europe has to offer, a trip to Reykjavik is guaranteed to be action packed from start to finish. If you’re thinking about flying to Reykjavik, here’s what you need to know...
Airports in Reykjavik
The majority of international travellers will arrive via Keflavík International Airport (KEF). This is a huge travel hub, and is the main airport in Iceland. Despite its size, the airport only has one terminal which is named after Viking explorer Leif Ericson.
If you’re planning a domestic flight once you arrive in Iceland, these leave and arrive at Reykjavik Airport (RKV).
Airlines that fly to Reykjavik
Airlines flying to Keflavík International Airport from the UK include easyJet, Flybe, WOW Air, and Icelandair.
Getting into Reykjavik
The airport is connected to the city by two buses: the Airport Express and the FlyBus. The Airport Express costs 2,400 ISK (£12.27)* one way, or 4,400 ISK (£22.50)* return. It’s best to book your place on the bus in advance (ask your hotel reception to do this for you when you’re heading back to the airport). The journey takes 45 minutes.
The FlyBus leaves between 35 and 40 minutes after every flight arrival, and also takes 45 minutes. This costs 1,950 ISK (£9.97)* single, or 3,500 ISK (£17.90)* return. This bus drops passengers at the BSI Bus Terminal, but will stop at some hotels and hostels on request. Like the Airport Express, it’s best to ask your hotel to book your return journey the day before you leave.
There’s also a taxi rank: fares into the city are roughly 14,000 ISK (£7.16)* for 1-4 passengers and 19,000 ISK (£9.72)* for 5-8 passengers.
*Prices subject to change: check Keflavik Airport website for up to date details before travelling.
When’s the cheapest month to fly to Reykjavik?
Fancy a bank holiday city break? The cheapest time to fly to Reykjavik is May, which makes the Icelandic capital the perfect spring bank holiday getaway. Flights are most expensive during July.
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Airports near Reykjavik
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