Iceland is a European country located in the North Atlantic Ocean. The country is known as the 18th largest island in the world. Energy, education & science, and tourism are the major sources of economy.

Talking about the natural beauty, Iceland is famous for its beautiful scenery, and rugged landscapes. Amazing waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, Blue Lagoon, and the Northern Lights are the central attractions.

If your next destination is Iceland, you can reach the country via flight or by ferry. There are some major international, and domestic airports in Iceland that are served by various airlines.

In this blog, we will explore all the main airports in Iceland with the airport information, airlines & destinations, technical information, and more.

Explore all Major Airports in Iceland

There are more than 100 airports in Iceland however, four airports operate the majority of commercial passenger flights while the others are small public-use airports located in rural areas.

Among four major airports, two of them (Keflavik, and Reykjavik) are international airports. Akureyri Airport, and Egilsstaoir Airport are the domestic airports in Iceland.

Let’s explore the airports in detail.

Keflavik International Airport (ICAO: BIKF, IATA: KEF)

Keflavik Int’l is the largest airport in Iceland that facilitates commercial flights to various domestic, and international destinations. The airport is owned, and operated by Isavia Limited.

KEF is situated at an elevation of 52 m (171 ft) above mean sea level (AMSL), and serves Greater Reykjavik Area in Iceland. It is also a primary hub for Icelandair, and Fly Play.

KEF (Airports in Iceland)

KEF Runway Information

Keflavik International Airport is equipped with two asphalt runways with the designations Rwy 01/19, and Rwy 10/28.

Rwy 01/193,054 m (10,020 ft)Asphalt
Rwy 10/283,065 m (10,056 ft)Asphalt

KEF Terminal Facility

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Keflavik Airport is equipped with a single passenger terminal named after Leif Erikson who was the first European to arrive in North America. All terminal facilities including check-in, security clearance, baggage claim, shopping, ticketing, and other amenities are available at the terminal.

Airlines and Destinations

A total of 24 airlines (including domestic, and international carriers) operate flights to and from Keflavik Airport. 

airBaltic, Air Canada, Air Greenland, Atlantic Airways, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, EasyJet, Edelweiss, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia Express, Icelandair,, Lufthansa, Neos, Norwegian Airlines, Fly Play, Scandinavian Airlines, Transavia, United Airlines, Vueling, and Wizz Air are the major airlines operating at KEF.

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Air CanadaSeasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Air GreenlandSeasonal: Ilulissat, Nuuk
Atlantic AirwaysVágar
Austrian AirlinesSeasonal: Vienna
British AirwaysLondon–Heathrow
Czech AirlinesSeasonal: Prague
Delta Air LinesSeasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK
easyJetEdinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester
Seasonal: Bristol, Milan–Malpensa
Edelweiss AirSeasonal: Zürich
Iberia ExpressMadrid
IcelandairAlicante, Amsterdam, Baltimore, Bergen, Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Chicago–O’Hare, Copenhagen, Denver, Dublin, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Helsinki, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, Manchester, Munich, Newark, New York–JFK, Nuuk, Oslo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Raleigh/Durham, Seattle/Tacoma, Stockholm–Arlanda, Tenerife–South, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Washington–Dulles, ZürichSeasonal: Billund, Geneva, Hamburg, Ilulissat, Madrid, Milan–Malpensa, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montréal–Trudeau, Nice, Orlando, Portland (OR), Rome–Fiumicino, Salzburg
Seasonal: Birmingham, Edinburgh (begins 17 October 2022), Glasgow, London–Stansted
Seasonal: Munich
NeosSeasonal: Alicante, Málaga, Tenerife–South, Verona
Norwegian Air ShuttleOslo
PLAYAlicante, Baltimore, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Copenhagen, Dublin, Liverpool (begins 7 October 2022), London–Stansted, Madrid, Newburgh, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Tenerife–South, Washington–Dulles (begins 26 April 2023)
Seasonal Flights Bologna, Brussels, Geneva (begins 21 January 2023), Gothenburg, Gran Canaria, Lisbon, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Salzburg, Stavanger
Scandinavian AirlinesCopenhagen, Oslo
Seasonal Flights to Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal Flights to Nantes, Paris–Orly
TUI AirwaysSeasonal Flights to London–Gatwick, Manchester
United AirlinesSeasonal Flights to Chicago–O’Hare, Newark
VuelingSeasonal Flights to Barcelona
Wizz AirBudapest, Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, London–Luton, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Rome–Fiumicino, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław

KEF Technical Information

ELEVATION52 m (171 ft) AMSL
RUNWAYRwy 01/19 (Asphalt)
Rwy 10/28 (Asphalt)

Reykjavik Airport (ICAO: BIRK, IATA: RKV)

Reykjavik Airport (RKV) is the second-largest airport in Iceland that serves regular domestic flights, and general aviation activities. The airport is owned by Isavia, and serves Reykjavik city in Iceland.

RKV is also the primary hub of Eagle Air, and the domestic hub of Icelandair. 

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RKV (Airports in Iceland)

RKV Runway Information

Reykjavik Airport is situated at an elevation of 44 ft (14 m) above mean sea level (AMSL), and features two asphalt runways with the designations Rwy 01/19, and Rwy 13/31.

Rwy 01/191,566 m (5,140 ft)Asphalt 
Rwy 13/311,230 m (4,034 ft)Asphalt

RKV Terminal Facility

RKV airport is equipped with two terminals on different sides of the runway. The main terminal handles flights operated by Icelandair, and Norlandair while the smaller terminal serves flights for Eagle Air.

Airlines, and Destinations

There are 3 major airlines operating flights to and from Reykjavik Airport which are Eagle Air, Icelandair, and Norlandair.

Eagle AirHusavik, Vestmannaeyjar, Hofn
IcelandairAkureyri, Kulusuk, Isafjourour, and Egilsstaoir
Seasonal Flights to Narsarsuaq
NorlandairBildudalur, and Gjogur

RKV Technical Information

ELEVATION44 ft (14 m) AMSL
RUNWAYRwy 01/19 (Asphalt)
Rwy 13/31 (Asphalt)

Akureyri Airport (ICAO: BIAR, IATA: AEY)

Akureyri Airport (AEY) is a domestic airport in Iceland that also serves some limited international flights. The airport is also owned by Isavia, and primarily serves Akureyri.

AEY is situated at an elevation of 6 ft (2 m) above mean sea level (AMSL), and is the primary hub for Niceair, and Norlandair.

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AEY (Airports in Iceland)

AEY Runway Information

Akureyri Airport features a single asphalt runway with the designation Rwy 01/19, and a length of 2,400 m (7,874 ft).

Rwy 01/192,400 m (7,874 ft)Asphalt 

AEY airport is equipped with a single passenger terminal that features all facilities and services including check-in, security clearance, baggage claim, food, and other terminal services.

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Airlines, and Destinations

At present, Akureyri Airport is served by Condor, Icelandair, Niceair, Norlandair, and Transavia. 

CondorSeasonal Flights to Frankfurt beginning 13th May 2023
Seasonal flights to Keflavik
Seasonal Flights to Tenerife–South
NorlandairGrimsey, Nerlerit Inaat, Vopnafjorour, Porshofn
TransaviaSeasonal Charter Flights to Amsterdam

AEY Technical Information

RUNWAYRwy 01/19 (Asphalt)

Egilsstaoir Airport (ICAO: BIEG, IATA: EGS)

Egilsstaoir Airport (EGS) is also one of the domestic airports in Iceland that also operates limited international flights. It is owned by Isavia, and serves Egilsstaoir city.

The airport is situated at an elevation of 76 ft (23 m) AMSL, and also serves as a diversion airport for Keflavik International Airport.

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EGS (Airports in Iceland)

There is a single asphalt runway with the designation Rwy 03/21, and a length of 2,000 m (6,562 ft). The airport is equipped with a single passenger terminal that handles the majority of domestic flights.

Talking about flight operations, Icelandair is the only airline operating regular flights from EGS airport to Reykjavik City. Besides, Condor (a German Holiday-Carrier) is set to initiate seasonal flights to Frankfurt beginning 16th May 2023.

Conclusion on Airports in Iceland

There are more than 103 airports in Iceland out of which we discussed four major ones. Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is the biggest international airport in the country and is served by a total of 24 airlines connecting to various domestic and international destinations.

Reykjavik Airport (KRV), Akureyri Airport (AEY), and Egilsstaoir Airport (EGS) are the domestic airports in Iceland that also serve some limited, and seasonal international flights.

So, the best airport to fly to Iceland is the Keflavik Int’l Airport because you will find lots of airlines operating covering various destinations to and from Keflavik City.

FAQs on Airports in Iceland

Is there 2 airports in Iceland?

There are more than 100 airports in Iceland including international, domestic, and small public-use general aviation airports. Keflavik Int’l Airport (KEF), and Reykjavik Airport (KRV) are the major airports in the country.

How many international airports are in Iceland?

There is one major international airport in Iceland known as Keflavik International Airport (KEF). Reykjavik Airport, Akureyri Airport, and Egilsstaoir Airport are domestic airports that also serve seasonal limited international flights.

Is Keflavik airport the same as Reykjavik Airport?

Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is the biggest international airport in Iceland whereas Reykjavik Airport (KRV) is the second-biggest airport.

Which airport should I fly into Iceland?

Keflavik Int’l Airport (KEF) is the biggest international airport in Iceland that is served by 24 airlines (including domestic, and foreign carriers). Various domestic, and international destinations are covered by KEF so, it is the best airport to fly to Iceland.

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Suman Karki
Suman Karki is the founder of the AviaTech Channel blog and YouTube Channel. He is a passionate aviation enthusiast and holds experience working as a Ground Operations Officer for Swissport International. He is currently serving as a Flight Data Feeder for FlightAware (a US-based company for Flight Tracking). Besides, he has worked as an aviation content editor for various aviation media.


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