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How to get to Reykjanes

How to get to Reykjanes

Getting to Reykjanes Peninsula – The Gateway to Iceland

By plane - Most visitors to Iceland arrive via Keflavik International Airport, located on the northwest tip of the peninsula, 50 km west of Reykjavik city center. Step off the plane and you’re here!

Iceland’s two main air carriers, Iceland Air and Wow Air serve all of Europe and the United States, with daily departures year round.

Via Seyðisfjörður – a small percentage of visitors to Iceland arrive from mainland Europe via the Faroe Islands, arriving by Smyril Line car ferry that docks at the picturesque port of Seyðisfjörður on Iceland’s east coast. Drive time from Seyðisfjörður to Reykjanes Peninsula is approximately 8 to 9 hours.

By cruise ship – A large number of cruise ships dock daily in summer at Reykjavik Harbour.

By road - from Reykjavik drive through the village of Hafnafjörður and take road #41, a dual-lane highway that runs along the north shore to Keflavik International Airport.

From South Iceland, Selfoss or Hveragerði – drive southwest towards Thorlakshöfn and take road #427 and #425 along the scenic south coast of the peninsula via Grindavik and then right around the perimeter of the peninsula and back to Reykjavik.


There are plenty of transport options to choose from. 

Whether you plan to drive, take a bus, walk, cycle or even fly around the country, there is plenty from which to choose.

The Keflavik International airport is on the Reykjanes Peninsula and therefor a good opportunity for our visitors to start their adventure in Iceland right away, whether it is by renting a car or take part in scheduled tours around the peninsula.

KEF International is 40 min drive from the city center of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. 

The Blue Lagoon is only 20 min. drive from KEF international and located in the center of the Reykjanes peninsula. 

Take a look at what we can offer you on your arrival in Iceland.

Travel Agency

Many travel agencies and tour operators are in Iceland.

Either visiting a travel agency, online or off, can be helpful when planning a trip. Whether you are going to be part of group or travel on your own.

Tourist Information Centres

They can be found all over the country.

Their staff provide information on the weather forecast, interesting places, help book events and much more. Maps and brochures are also available at these centers.

The Reykjanes Peninsula

Towns & Villages

Visitors to Iceland who arrive via Keflavik International Airport on the Reykjanes Peninsula may be somewhat surprised by the landscape that greets their eyes as they touch down in Iceland for the very first time. A seemingly endless, green-grey moss-topped lava field blankets the peninsula for as far as the eye can see, and it is this strange and rather other-worldly sight that is your first glimpse of the land of fire and ice. 

Map Garður Sandgerði Reykjanesbær Vogar Grindavík