Information & Facts
There are two authorised taxi companies operating directly
outside the Arrivals hall: A-Stöðin (Tel: +354 420 1212) and
Hreyfill Bæjarleiðir (Tel: +354 421 4141).
Secure, guarded long- and short-term parking is available.
Hertz, Budget, Europcar and Avis are represented at the airport.
Most other major car hire companies have offices in Reykjavik.
The inexpensive Flybus service leaves Keflavík Airport 35-40
minutes after the arrival of each flight. The Flybus terminal in
Reykjavík is at Hotel Loftleiðir and the bus stops at Hafnarfjörður
and Garðabær en route to the city. Its first stop in Reykjavik is
the BSÍ Bus Terminal. Free onwards transfers are available to all
major hotels, the Youth Hostel, Laugardalur camping area and the
domestic airport. For these transfers the driver will ask you to
board smaller busses. Two taxi companies also operate from a rank
outside the arrivals hall.
The small but well-equipped Leifur Eiriksson terminal was
refurbished in 2007 to mark its 20th anniversary. The terminal
offers a 24-hour exchange bureau; an executive lounge with phone,
fax and internet connections; restaurants; a children's playground;
duty free store; coin and card operated telephones; baby-changing
facilities; and an information desk. The terminal is designed for
easy access for the disabled.
Icelandic, but English is widely spoken.
The unit of currency is the Icelandic króna (ISK), plural
krónur, divided into 100 aurar. Iceland's three banks,
Íslandsbanki, Landsbanki Ísland and Búnaðarbanki, all offer foreign
exchange facilities and can be found in even the tiniest villages.
Most have ATMs on their premises, available after banking hours,
which are usually Monday to Friday from 9.15am to 4pm. Credit cards
are widely used in Iceland for purchases and cash advances, and
travellers cheques are accepted by all banks and most hotels.
Travellers cheques in US Dollars get the best exchange rate