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

Keflavík,  in the Reykjanes region of southwest Iceland, is a large town with a population of about 8,000 people. In the 16th century, it was a trading port and major fishing town; during World War II it grew when US forces stationed here built an airstrip outside of town. In 1949, when Iceland joined NATO, the country agreed to let […]


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

Many people ask about hotels near the Blue Lagoon in southwest Iceland. While I personally don’t think it’s worth it to stay at one of these hotels (they, and the Blue Lagoon, are about 40 minutes from Reykjavik and they are absurdly expensive for what you get), if you plan on spending a lot of time at the Lagoon or […]

Hotels Near the Blue Lagoon