Being the largest airport in Iceland, Keflavík International Airport gets service from more than a dozen airline companies. All of the airlines use the single main terminal in the airport. Departure gates are located on both levels of the terminal. Passengers have to check in at the Level 1 section that’s open to the public. Most of the airlines operate seasonal flights at Keflavík International Airport because of Iceland’s remote location.
The airport in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik serves as the main hub for Iceland Air. On a year round basis, the flag carrier of Iceland connects passengers at Keflavík International Airport to more than 15 destinations. Icelandair operates direct trips to major cities in continental Europe such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Paris. Thanks to Icelandair, Keflavík International Airport is directly linked to other major destinations in Nordic countries. This busy airline offers trips to the Norwegian cities of Bergen and Oslo. Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen is also directly linked to Reykjavik through Iceland’s flag carrier. The Swedish capital city of Stockholm is another major destination within Scandinavia that is accessible through Icelandair.
With the United Kingdom being closer to Keflavík International Airport than continental Europe, it makes sense that Icelandair offers flights to major British cities. Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, is linked to Reykjavik via Icelandair. Iceland’s national airline also operates flights that land in two major airports in London; Gatwick and Heathrow. The city of Manchester is another major U.K. destination available on the Icelandair schedule.
On a limited time basis, Icelandair also operates seasonal trips to North America and continental Europe. Brussels, Halifax, Minneapolis, Madrid, Milan, Toronto and Washington D.C. are part of the long distance flights offered during peak seasons by Icelandair.
Keflavík International Airport is served by some of the largest airline companies from Iceland’s good Scandinavian neighbors. Norwegian Air Shuttle and Scandinavian Airlines link Iceland’s busiest airport with Norway’s largest airport in Oslo.
Passengers at Keflavík International Airport who’d like to fly to New York City can board the Delta Air Lines direct service to JFK Airport. Lufthansa invites Iceland’s tourists to explore major German cities such as Berlin, Dusseldorf, and Hamburg. Air Berlin and Germanwings are other large German carries that offer seasonal flights to important destinations in the companies’ home nation.
Air Greenland connects Keflavík International Airport with Nuuk, the largest city in Greenland. The route between the neighboring island nations of Iceland and Greenland is offered during certain seasons.