Arrival in Iceland

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Keflavik International Airport

The Leifur Eiríksson International Air Terminal in Keflavik (48 km from Reykjavik) is the gateway for most passenger flights and air-freight flights to and from Iceland. The airport is open 24 hours per day. All retail sale and services operated in the departure hall are located within the duty-free zone and are, therefore, duty- and tax-free.

Facilities within the terminal at Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal fulfill the most demanding standards and the interior has been designed first and foremost with the traveller in mind.  The tasteful, furnishing and decor, with bright interior provide travellers with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

You can find good selection of brands in shops at the Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal.  The goods and services available at the Duty-Free Stores are very competitive, compared to other European airports. Making  your way through Leifur Eiríksson Terminal, even on the busiest of  days, is a breeze.  Arriving passengers should stroll straight downstairs to the arrival hall where, unlike most international airports, tax- and duty-free goods are available upon arrival.

Airport website

A service is operated between Reykjavík and Keflavík International Airport. Buses leave Reykjavík from the BSÍ bus terminal 2.5 hours before flight departure. The drive from the airport to Reykjavík takes about 40-50 minutes. The fare is ISK 1.700 one way for adults and ISK 850 one way for children 12-15 years. Prices are subject to rate list 2009.

Cab fare to Reykjavík for a four-passenger taxi is approximately ISK 10.000.

Arrival in Seyðisfjörður with Smyril-Line ferry:

From Seyðisfjörður it is easy to take a bus to all major destinations in Iceland. The trip from Seyðisfjörður to Reykjavík takes about 8-9 hours and from Seyðisfjörður to Akureyri about 5-6 hours. For all information please stop by at the tourist information centre located at the harbour upon arrival.


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