Keflavik International Airport, the biggest international gateway in Iceland, is both relaxing and exciting, with a comfortable artistic ambiance and a host of great shops. Brands including Burberry, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Bvulgari, Boss, Diesel, Breitling, Tagheur and Raymond Weil cost less at Keflavik than in many other airports and big cities; and up to 50 percent cheaper than in Reykjavik.
It is now even possible to exchange tax refunds at the main duty-free shop – meaning that visitors can use their Iceland Refund cheques to purchase duty-free and tax-free goods without queuing for cash at the bank.
Iceland is almost unique in Western Europe for still being able to sell tax and duty-free products to both arriving and departing passengers. This allows arriving visitors to stock up on tobacco, liquor, cosmetics, electronic goods and other gift items.
Keflavik International Airport extends over 25 square kilometres; and has four runways of more than 3,000 metres capable of handling modern long-haul aircraft. Due to Iceland’s geographical location astride North-Atlantic air routes, the airfield is open 24 hours a day.
A recent refurbishment and extension has meant the opening of twelve new shops, offering a greater selection of well-known brands and Icelandic designs. As a special feature passengers waiting for their flight now have the unique opportunity to relax and enjoy massages and spa treatments at the Blue Lagoon store. A Seafood & health bar has opened in the departure lounge on level two, offering renowned Icelandic fish products.
More info on the airport, security, passport control, customs regulations, transport etc. can be found at: www.kefairport.com