Keflavik travel guide

Keflavik Tourism | Keflavik Guide

You're Going to Love Keflavik

Keflavik is a must-see destination in Southern Peninsula, Iceland. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Keflavik to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Keflavik

Keflavik in May
Estimated flight+hotel price
£206
2 travellers
Flight to Keflavik
3 nights at hotel
Keflavik in May
Estimated flight+hotel price
£206
2 travellers
Flight to Keflavik
3 nights at hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Keflavik in July, when the average temperature is 10 °C, and the highest can go up to 12 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -2 °C, with an average temperature of 0 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 120 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Keflavik, with an average rainfall of 60 mm.

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How to Get to Keflavik

Plane

When flying to Keflavik, you’ll arrive at Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport (KEF), which is located 3 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Keflavik is to pick up a car hire from Reykjavik, which is about 34 km from Keflavik. You’ll find branches of Ice Rental 4x4 and Ice Rental Cars, among others, in Reykjavik.

Plane

When flying to Keflavik, you’ll arrive at Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport (KEF), which is located 3 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Keflavik is to pick up a car hire from Reykjavik, which is about 34 km from Keflavik. You’ll find branches of Ice Rental 4x4 and Ice Rental Cars, among others, in Reykjavik.

Airports near Keflavik

Airlines serving Keflavik

Lufthansa
Good (4,556 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
SWISS
Good (908 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,348 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,571 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,274 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,537 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (480 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,898 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,474 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,616 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (821 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (907 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,379 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,633 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (939 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,427 reviews)
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Where to stay in Keflavik

Average rates range from around £127 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £431 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Keflavik

Most booked hotels in Keflavik

Airport Hotel Aurora Star
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£140+
BB Hótel, Keflavik Airport
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£95+

Hiring a car in Keflavik

Hiring a car in Keflavik costs £34 per day, on average. Alamo, Budget and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Keflavik is the Ice Rental 4x4 branch at International Airport, which is 4 km from the city centre.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 13% cheaper than airport locations in Keflavik.

Expect to pay £1.79 per litre in Keflavik (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £21.40 and £28.53. The most frequently booked car type in Keflavik is Intermediate (Dacia Duster or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Class Economy Car or similar) is, on average, 59% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Keflavik costs £34 per day, on average. Alamo, Budget and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Keflavik is the Ice Rental 4x4 branch at International Airport, which is 4 km from the city centre.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 13% cheaper than airport locations in Keflavik.

Expect to pay £1.79 per litre in Keflavik (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £21.40 and £28.53. The most frequently booked car type in Keflavik is Intermediate (Dacia Duster or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Class Economy Car or similar) is, on average, 59% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.