Flights to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)
Destinations and Travel Requirements
Known for its breathtakingly scenic views, steaming lagoons, glacial rivers, and active volcanoes, Iceland is home to over 300,000 residents. Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital and largest city, is accessible from Keflavik Airport (KEF) and is known for its buzzing nightlife, music festivals, and top-tier restaurants. Additionally, visitors to Reykjavik have the opportunity to relax at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, experience the Golden Circle, and view the world-famous Northern Lights illuminating the evening sky.
The Keflavik Airport (KEF) serves about 126,000 people per year. The airport partners with seven commercial airlines, including Delta Air Lines. KEF also features nine shops and several local restaurants and vending machines serving food and beverages.
Iceland’s distinct topography offers some of the most diverse natural, outdoor attractions that one can experience. While the cold winters offer their own ice and snow activities, the warmer summer months allow for hiking deep into the green landscape of the island.
While visitors might have to rely on the conditions being just right, those lucky enough to be in Iceland to catch the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are given a glimpse into the heavens. Weather is key to seeing the lights, but visitors increase their odds by planning a trip around a new moon. Iceland offers one of the top places in the world to view the Northern Lights.
Some of the icy glaciers that make up much of the land mass of Iceland are filled with caves that offer visitors the opportunity to explore deep into the glacier. Guided tours are offered from October/November through March, with the blue glaciers in particular offering Instagram-worthy experiences.
Set in a volcano field to the south of Reykjavik, Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and one of the country’s top attractions. The lagoon’s warm waters are unique to the location and originate from 2,000 meters within the earth, making it an ideal destination even when the outside air is cold and snowy. For a less social experience, the Blue Lagoon also has two hotels with intimate, private lagoons.
On average, the weather in Iceland ranges between 28 to 39 degrees Farenheit in the colder months December-March and up to 55-57 degrees F in spring and summer months. It’s during the colder months when activities like tours through ice caves are offered, whereas the summer months feature a much greener countryside to explore.