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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):

  • The presence of foreign military forces in Iceland under the NATO sponsored Iceland–U.S.
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Keflavík International Airport", another name for KEF is "Keflavíkurflugvöllur".
  • Keflavík International Airport (KEF) has 2 runways.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The airport was built by the United States military during World War II.
  • The Airport has one terminal named Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal, named for Leif Ericson.

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 View satellite image of Reykjavík Airport 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 View satellite image of Vestmannaeyjar Airport 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 View satellite image of Patreksfjörður Airport 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 View satellite image of Bíldudalur Airport 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 View satellite image of Gjögur Airport 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 View satellite image of Ísafjörður Airport 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 View satellite image of Sauðárkrókur Airport 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 View satellite image of Akureyri Airport 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 View satellite image of Siglufjörður Airport 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 View satellite image of Húsavík Airport 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 View satellite image of Grímsey Airport 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 View satellite image of Hornafjörður Airport 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 View satellite image of Vopnafjörður Airport 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 View satellite image of Egilsstaðir Airport 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 View satellite image of Þórshöfn Airport 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 View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Invercargill Airport 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 View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport 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 View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Queenstown Airport 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 View satellite image of Milford Sound Airport 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 View satellite image of Wanaka Airport 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 View satellite image of Oamaru Airport 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 View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) 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 View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport 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 View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Fox Glacier Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Hobart International Airport 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 View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport