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Guide to Keflavík

Keflavik International Airport

Keflavik International Airport is the main gateway to Iceland, with the airport at Reykjavik being a local one. It is situated in the west of the Reykjanes Peninsula, making it a good option for a holiday and motorhome rental, using it as a base for seeing the nearby Blue Lagoon. You can also easily get to Reykjavik and then head along Route 1 into the wilderness for Iceland's famous falls and geysers.

The airport itself receives direct flights from various European cities, including from London Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports. There's nothing much to see within the town of Keflavik, with its being used mainly as an alternative base for exploring the stunning Reykjanes Peninsula.


The town is easily done on foot and you can walk the coastline to the local lighthouse or perhaps take in the rather interesting Viking World museum. The main activity in Keflavik is whale watching tours. These three-hour jaunts also take in dolphins and mink and go from the harbour.

Most people with motorhomes, however, head out of the area to explore the peninsula and visit the enchanting Blue Lagoon. The 'original' geothermal pool is a nice drive from Keflavik International Airport, though it gets very busy so go early. Everyone takes in capital city Reykjavik and it is less than an hour away from Keflavik by self-contained van. There are loads of attractions here, including two prominent churches and several good museums, while its setting over a lake and the seafront is quite sublime. A two-hour drive from Keflavik via Reykjavik is the famous Gullfoss waterfall, with its rainbows and steep drop, while also nearby is Geysir. The expansive Skaftafell National Park is a couple of hours or so east of here by motorhome and is noted for its sharp peaks, caves and falls.


Motel Alex is the closest motorhome site, located as it is between Keflavik International Airport and Keflavik town. It is well situated and close at hand, with good facilities that include a pleasant lounge area and kitchen.

Reykjavik Camping Ground is your best bet if you want to park up your rental to visit the capital. Located east of town, and thus on the right side when coming from Keflavik, it includes many spaces for motorhomes and various other kinds of accommodation. Also next door is a huge swimming pool.

Grindavik Campground is south of Keflavik (west of the Blue Lagoon) and is one of the best in the vicinity. A family set-up, it has a variety of accommodation and recreational options for all ages, to include swings and BBQs. It is near the harbour in this southern town.


Iceland has good driving, though it is easier going in summer when tyre chains are not required. Most main roads in this area are paved, but they get busy in summer and on weekends. Always keep within speed limits and avoid parking where you shouldn't as the police are tough on violators. Route 41 links the airport with Reykjavik.

  • Speed limits in the city: 50kph.
  • Speed limits on national roads: 80kph (gravel), 90kph (paved).
  • Help number: 112.
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