Generally speaking, staying near Keflavik airport isn’t ideal for tourists. The airport is close to an hour from the city of Reykjavik (though only a few minutes from the famed Blue Lagoon in southwest Iceland. However, if you are arriving very late or departing very early and want to stay close by, these are your best options.
Rooms at B&B Keflavik, which is located five minutes from the airport, include free breakfast, free parking, free wi-fi, and private bathrooms. There’s also an exercise room and car rental office onsite. Rates start at 54 euros per night in winter and 70 euros per night in summer for private single rooms. Discounts are offered for stays of more than two nights.
Alex Guesthouse offers several accommodation options a two minute drive from the airport. There’s the cozy guesthouse, where rates start at $65, as well as summer huts and camping. Breakfast, wifi, and transfers to the airport and Blue Lagoon are included.
Located in Keflavik town, Hotel Keflavik is a short drive away from the airport and the Blue Lagoon. It offers free shuttle rides to each and has a restaurant, bar, coffee shop and gym. Rates for single rooms start at 22,800 ISK (about $190) and doubles start at 27,800.
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Icelandair Hotel Flughotel
Also in Keflavik town, the Icelandair Hotel Flughotel has 62 rooms with TV, radio, telephone, mini-bar, wireless Internet, and ensuite bathrooms. Standard rooms start at about 20,000 ISK per night.
15 minutes from the airport, the Northern Light Inn has 32 cozy rooms with a view of the Blue Lagoon complex. The hotel offers free transfers to the airport and the Blue Lagoon, as well as free internet and free breakfast. Rates start at 140 euros for a double in winter and go up to 190 for a double in summer peak season.
Overlooking the town of Keflavik, Hotel Berg is less than ten minutes from the airport by car. Rooms have free wi-fi and mini fridges, and the hotel offers free breakfast and free shuttle service to the airport and Blue Lagoon. Summer prices for double rooms start at 80 euros per night.
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