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RKV Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: RKV / BIRK
Airport Names:
  1. Reykjavík Airport
  2. Reykjavík Domestic Airport
  3. Reykjavíkurflugvöllur
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
GPS Coordinates: 64°7'47"N by 21°56'26"W
Area Served: Reykjavík
Operator/Owner: Isavia
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 45 feet (14 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Reykjavík Airport (RKV):

  • Reykjavík Airport handled 430,316 passengers last year.
  • On 27 December 1980, Douglas C-47B N54605 of Visionair International was damaged beyond repair in a storm at Reykjavik Airport.
  • The closest airport to Reykjavík Airport (RKV) is Keflavík International Airport (KEF), which is located 22 miles (36 kilometers) WSW of RKV.
  • After renovation, the width of runways 01/19 and 13/31 is 45 m and 06/24 30m, with visual approach for runways 01 and 31, while runway 19 has ILS CAT I/NBD-DME approach and runway 13 has LLZ-DME/NDB-DME approach.
  • The furthest airport from Reykjavík Airport (RKV) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 11,187 miles (18,003 kilometers) away in Stewart Island, New Zealand.
  • Because of Reykjavík Airport's relatively low elevation of 45 feet, planes can take off or land at Reykjavík 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.
  • The current airport was built by the British army during World War II on the south coast of Reykjavík peninsula, then a small town.
  • Reykjavík Airport (RKV) has 3 runways.
  • In addition to being known as "Reykjavík Airport", other names for RKV include "Reykjavík Domestic Airport" and "Reykjavíkurflugvöllur".
  • Renovation of the airport started in 2000 and lasted two years.

Map of Nearest Airports from Reykjavík Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Reykjavík Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
122.46 miles (36.14 km) WSWKeflavík International Airport (KEF)Keflavík (near Reykjavík), IcelandView Keflavík International Airport on a map Set KEF as destination Airport Get more information about Keflavík International Airport
270.32 miles (113.17 km) SEVestmannaeyjar Airport (VEY)Vestmannaeyjar, IcelandView Vestmannaeyjar Airport on a map Set VEY as destination Airport Get more information about Vestmannaeyjar Airport
3114.54 miles (184.34 km) NNWBíldudalur Airport (BIU)Bíldudalur, IcelandView Bíldudalur Airport on a map Set BIU as destination Airport Get more information about Bíldudalur Airport
4115.06 miles (185.16 km) NNWPatreksfjörður Airport (PFJ)Patreksfjörður, IcelandView Patreksfjörður Airport on a map Set PFJ as destination Airport Get more information about Patreksfjörður Airport
5129.97 miles (209.16 km) NGjögur Airport (GJR)Gjögur, IcelandView Gjögur Airport on a map Set GJR as destination Airport Get more information about Gjögur Airport
6130.56 miles (210.12 km) NNESauðárkrókur Airport (SAK)Sauðárkrókur, IcelandView Sauðárkrókur Airport on a map Set SAK as destination Airport Get more information about Sauðárkrókur Airport
7137.67 miles (221.56 km) NNWÍsafjörður Airport (IFJ)Ísafjörður, IcelandView Ísafjörður Airport on a map Set IFJ as destination Airport Get more information about Ísafjörður Airport
8154.97 miles (249.40 km) NEAkureyri Airport (AEY)Akureyri, IcelandView Akureyri Airport on a map Set AEY as destination Airport Get more information about Akureyri Airport
9163.91 miles (263.78 km) NNESiglufjörður Airport (SIJ)Siglufjörður, IcelandView Siglufjörður Airport on a map Set SIJ as destination Airport Get more information about Siglufjörður Airport
10182.07 miles (293.01 km) NEHúsavík Airport (HZK)Húsavík, IcelandView Húsavík Airport on a map Set HZK as destination Airport Get more information about Húsavík Airport
11201.58 miles (324.40 km) NNEGrímsey Airport (GRY)Grímsey, IcelandView Grímsey Airport on a map Set GRY as destination Airport Get more information about Grímsey Airport
12202.02 miles (325.11 km) EHornafjörður Airport (HFN)Höfn, IcelandView Hornafjörður Airport on a map Set HFN as destination Airport Get more information about Hornafjörður Airport
13234.72 miles (377.74 km) ENEVopnafjörður Airport (VPN)Vopnafjörður, IcelandView Vopnafjörður Airport on a map Set VPN as destination Airport Get more information about Vopnafjörður Airport
14236.22 miles (380.16 km) ENEEgilsstaðir Airport (EGS)Egilsstaðir, IcelandView Egilsstaðir Airport on a map Set EGS as destination Airport Get more information about Egilsstaðir Airport
15239.66 miles (385.70 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 Reykjavík Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Reykjavík Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,186.70 miles (18,003.21 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
211,151.59 miles (17,946.71 km) SSWInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
311,095.83 miles (17,856.96 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
411,058.59 miles (17,797.03 km) SSWAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
511,053.35 miles (17,788.60 km) SSWQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
611,038.98 miles (17,765.47 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
711,027.38 miles (17,746.80 km) SSWWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
811,020.33 miles (17,735.45 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
910,974.08 miles (17,661.03 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)
1010,961.98 miles (17,641.56 km) SSWGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1110,952.53 miles (17,626.35 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
1210,939.69 miles (17,605.68 km) SSWAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1310,933.56 miles (17,595.81 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
1410,907.70 miles (17,554.19 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
1510,901.82 miles (17,544.73 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