Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport, or simply Keflavik Airport, is Iceland’s principal airport. It is an important transatlantic hub with several connections between Europe and North America. The airport predominantly serves the international market, with fewer domestic airlines operating out of its gates. Travellers can enjoy amazing stopovers at Keflavik Airport, exploring Reykjavik or soaking in the Blue Lagoon with Iceland’s leading tour organiser Reykjavik Excursions.
The airport is situated approximately 50 kilometres southwest of Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. Flybus services, operated by Reykjavik Excursions, take travellers safely to the city centre. These bus services alight passengers at certain hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik, with a last stop at the city’s bus station. Apart from the bus, travellers can board a taxi from outside the airport terminal downtown. For a more luxurious way to travel, hire a professional chauffeur who drives you around in posh sedans or SUVs. Stretch limousine services also provide transfers from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik city, and are at your service 24 hours of the day. Alternatively, do it yourself and take a 45-minute drive down in a rented car.
In Reykjavik, there are numerous ways to get around. Rent a bicycle and cycle from one location to another. Walking is another alternative, but it may get exhausting, as attractions in Reykjavik are located far apart. Instead, commute by public transport, which comprises buses that run regularly throughout the city. Purchase the Reykjavik Welcome Card, which includes a bus pass, for great savings on transport. Apart from bus services, hire a taxi. Taxis can be hailed easily on the streets, and fares are standardised. Car rental is generally not the preferred mode of travel as it is relatively more expensive; however, driving is a sure way to get to popular landmarks in Reykjavik quickly.
What to See and Do
Iceland is a breathtakingly beautiful country, with magnificent natural landscapes ranging from fiery volcanoes to icy glaciers. Contrary to popular belief, the climate in Iceland is milder than the name suggests. A great place to start exploring is Reykjavik, the capital city.
Begin your exploration with Hallgrimskirkja, the country’s tallest building located in the heart of the city. Inspired by the Black Falls, the grand church was designed to resemble the basalt lava flows of Iceland’s landscape. Enjoy spectacular, picturesque views of the city from the top of the building. Visit Iceland’s biggest open-air museum, the Reykjavik City Museum, as well as the National and Saga Museums for interesting artefacts and interactive exhibitions about the Vikings. Go on a whale-watching tour and marvel at the remarkable gentle marine giants swimming in the deep blue sea. A few minutes away, by boat, is Reykjavik’s Videy Island. Explore Videyjarstofa, the oldest stone building in Iceland built for the High Sheriff in 1752. On hiking trails around Videy, discover over 30 species of birds while wildlife watching.
A must-visit is the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in Grindavik. Experience pure relaxation while soaking in water from the underground hot springs. Natural bathing is beneficial for the health and skin, an added bonus to enjoying this pleasurable activity. The Blue Lagoon is located about 40 minutes away from Reykjavik, but the experience gained is worth the travelling time.
Many other must-see attractions include the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights) and natural formations like the grand Gullfoss Waterfall, stunning Skaftafell Ice Cave, striking Kirkjufell Mountain, majestic Maelifell Volcano and more.
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