Located 50km from Reykjavik and acting as a bridge between Europe and America, Keflavik International Airport, provides a vital transport link for both passengers and freight. It offers a highly comfortable facility that can be reached by road from the capital city of Reykjavik in a time of 40 minutes. It has four runways of more than 3,000 metres capable of handling both modern long-haul aircraft and maximum sized cargo airplanes like the Antonov An-124. Due to Iceland’s geographical location astride North-Atlantic air routes, the airport is open 24 hours a day. The airport offers a rather large cargo area to attract huge cargo airplanes for landing or for stopover before flying to the east or to the west.
Iceland is only about 5 hours from the east coast of USA and 3 hours from middle of Europe. One of KEF’s strengths is the ease of making flight connections; travelers are really satisfied and happy when it comes to changing flights at the airport because it only takes just a few minutes to leave an airplane and board another.
Iceland is one of the few countries in Western Europe that can sell tax and duty free shopping and services to both arriving and departing passengers. This allows arriving visitors to purchase tobacco products as well as liquor, cosmetics, electronic goods and other items. There are many other shops as well within the terminal.