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Reykjavik Airport

Where is Reykjavik Airport?  

Reykjavík is at the heart of Iceland's economy and culture, and is known as one the cleanest, safest and greenest cities in the world.

As the world's northernmost capital city, in a volcanic nation, Reykjavík attracts visitors to its glaciers, volcanos and hotsprings. Boasting more than 100 clubs and bars, the city is also famous for its weekend nightlife. 

Reykjavík Airport (IATA: RKV, ICAO: BIRK), also referred to as RKV Airport, is located within the city limits, 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) from Reykjavík city centre, Capital Region, Iceland.

In 2011, Reykjavik Airport served 430,316 passengers, making is the least busy of Raykjavík's two airports.

Reykjavik Airport handles domestic traffic, as well as flights to Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport (KEF), located 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Reykjavík, handles the majority of international flights. 

Reykjavík Airport is the main hub of Air Iceland and Eagle Air. Other airlines that fly to RKV Airport include Air Arctic and Atlantic Airways.

Cities with flights to Reykjavik Airport include Akureyri, Bíldudalur, Egilsstaðir, Gjögur, Höfn, Húsavík, Ilulissat, Ísafjörður, Kulusuk, Narsarsuaq, Nuuk, Sauðárkrókur, Vágar (Faroe Islands) and Vestmannaeyjar.

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Tip: allow at least 3 hours if you need to change airports for an international flight departing from Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport (KEF), due to the 50 kilometre (31 mile) transfer.


There are two terminals at Reykjavik Airport:

  • The Main Terminal handles both international and domestic traffic, primarily for Air Iceland
  • The smaller Eagle Air terminal serves business flights for Eagle Air 


This Reykjavík Airport closes at night. No sleeping here!


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Additional Reykjavik Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2020