Keflavik Airport in a nutshell
Keflavik Airport is the international airport of Iceland, some 40 kilometres to the south-west of Reykjavik. It was built by the Americans during the Second World War. For a long time, the airport was an important military base, but since the end of the Cold War the Americans have withdrawn their troops from Iceland. The airport processes two million passengers a year; Reykjavik Airport - near the capital - is used for domestic flights.
A special shuttle bus maintains the connection between the airport and the capital. There is also a special shuttle bus to a Motel nearby.
The Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal offers a wide range of shops. Unlike many other airports, duty-free products can be bought upon arrival. Because alcoholic beverages are very expensive in Iceland, many people stock up here, in particular the Icelanders themselves. The airport houses a few business facilities. Also, there are banks, exchange offices and ATM machines, as well as wireless Internet.
In the aviation industry Keflavik Airport is indicated with the abbreviations KEF (IATA airport code) and BIKF (ICAO airport code).
Link to official website Keflavik Airport.