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KEF Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: KEF / BIKF
Airport Names:
  1. Keflavík International Airport
  2. Keflavíkurflugvöllur
Location: Keflavík (near Reykjavík), Iceland
GPS Coordinates: 63°59'5"N by 22°36'20"W
Area Served: Greater Reykjavík Area
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 171 feet (52 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Keflavík International Airport (KEF):

  • Although the population of Iceland is only about 300,000, there are scheduled flights to and from nine locations in the United States, four in Canada and 31 cities across Europe.
  • Transport between the airport and Reykjavik city is by road only.
  • Keflavík International Airport (KEF) has 2 runways.
  • The presence of foreign military forces in Iceland under the NATO sponsored Iceland–U.S.
  • The airport was built by the United States military during World War II.
  • On 21 July 2013, a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliner, prototype aircraft 97005, made a belly landing during a test flight.
  • The closest airport to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) is Reykjavík Airport (RKV), which is located 22 miles (36 kilometers) ENE of KEF.
  • Because of Keflavík International Airport's relatively low elevation of 171 feet, planes can take off or land at Keflavík International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • In addition to being known as "Keflavík International Airport", another name for KEF is "Keflavíkurflugvöllur".
  • The 10,000-foot-long and 200-foot-wide runways are long enough to support NASA's Space Shuttle and also the Antonov An-225.
  • The furthest airport from Keflavík International Airport (KEF) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 11,188 miles (18,005 kilometers) away in Stewart Island, New Zealand.

Map of Nearest Airports from Keflavík International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Keflavík International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
122.46 miles (36.14 km) ENEReykjavík Airport (RKV)Reykjavík, IcelandView Reykjavík Airport on a map Set RKV as destination Airport Get more information about Reykjavík Airport
281.03 miles (130.41 km) ESEVestmannaeyjar Airport (VEY)Vestmannaeyjar, IcelandView Vestmannaeyjar Airport on a map Set VEY as destination Airport Get more information about Vestmannaeyjar Airport
3115.68 miles (186.16 km) NNWPatreksfjörður Airport (PFJ)Patreksfjörður, IcelandView Patreksfjörður Airport on a map Set PFJ as destination Airport Get more information about Patreksfjörður Airport
4117.74 miles (189.48 km) NNWBíldudalur Airport (BIU)Bíldudalur, IcelandView Bíldudalur Airport on a map Set BIU as destination Airport Get more information about Bíldudalur Airport
5143.67 miles (231.22 km) NNEGjögur Airport (GJR)Gjögur, IcelandView Gjögur Airport on a map Set GJR as destination Airport Get more information about Gjögur Airport
6144.06 miles (231.85 km) NÍsafjörður Airport (IFJ)Ísafjörður, IcelandView Ísafjörður Airport on a map Set IFJ as destination Airport Get more information about Ísafjörður Airport
7149.93 miles (241.29 km) NESauðárkrókur Airport (SAK)Sauðárkrókur, IcelandView Sauðárkrókur Airport on a map Set SAK as destination Airport Get more information about Sauðárkrókur Airport
8176.41 miles (283.90 km) NEAkureyri Airport (AEY)Akureyri, IcelandView Akureyri Airport on a map Set AEY as destination Airport Get more information about Akureyri Airport
9183.20 miles (294.83 km) NESiglufjörður Airport (SIJ)Siglufjörður, IcelandView Siglufjörður Airport on a map Set SIJ as destination Airport Get more information about Siglufjörður Airport
10203.37 miles (327.29 km) NEHúsavík Airport (HZK)Húsavík, IcelandView Húsavík Airport on a map Set HZK as destination Airport Get more information about Húsavík Airport
11221.04 miles (355.73 km) NEGrímsey Airport (GRY)Grímsey, IcelandView Grímsey Airport on a map Set GRY as destination Airport Get more information about Grímsey Airport
12223.26 miles (359.30 km) EHornafjörður Airport (HFN)Höfn, IcelandView Hornafjörður Airport on a map Set HFN as destination Airport Get more information about Hornafjörður Airport
13257.10 miles (413.76 km) ENEVopnafjörður Airport (VPN)Vopnafjörður, IcelandView Vopnafjörður Airport on a map Set VPN as destination Airport Get more information about Vopnafjörður Airport
14258.65 miles (416.25 km) ENEEgilsstaðir Airport (EGS)Egilsstaðir, IcelandView Egilsstaðir Airport on a map Set EGS as destination Airport Get more information about Egilsstaðir Airport
15261.53 miles (420.90 km) NEÞórshöfn Airport (THO)Þórshöfn, IcelandView Þórshöfn Airport on a map Set THO as destination Airport Get more information about Þórshöfn Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Keflavík International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Keflavík International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,187.93 miles (18,005.18 km) SSWRyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
211,152.80 miles (17,948.65 km) SSWInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
311,095.68 miles (17,856.72 km) SSWDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
411,059.31 miles (17,798.19 km) SSWAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
511,054.62 miles (17,790.65 km) SSWQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
611,040.99 miles (17,768.70 km) SSWMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
711,028.34 miles (17,748.35 km) SSWWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
811,019.81 miles (17,734.62 km) SSWOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
910,973.67 miles (17,660.36 km) SSWRichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
1010,962.50 miles (17,642.40 km) SSWGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1110,953.09 miles (17,627.24 km) SSWMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1210,938.97 miles (17,604.53 km) SSWAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1310,934.28 miles (17,596.98 km) SSWFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome
1410,924.07 miles (17,580.54 km) SSEHobart International Airport (HBA)Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaView Hobart International Airport on a map Set HBA as destination Airport Get more information about Hobart International Airport
1510,900.70 miles (17,542.93 km) SSWChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport