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. Bed and Breakfast […]

Reykjavik Airport Hotels

Iceland’s only international airport is located in the southwest corner of the country, just outside the town of Keflavik. It’s about 45 minutes by car from Reykjavik, but unfortunately there is no public transportation between the city and the airport. There are a few rental car agencies located in the the terminal and (and you’ll find plenty of parking at […]

Getting from Reykjavik to Keflavik

Shopping in Iceland wouldn’t be classified as a bargain; despite the devaluation of the kronur, luxury goods are still quite pricey. But, you can defer some of that cost by collecting your tax refund whenever you are eligible. The VAT (value-added tax) in Iceland is 25.5% or 7% on special goods. Taxes are always included in the price tag of […]

Tax-Free Shopping in Iceland