Keflavik International Airport in Iceland is prime Atlantic hub

keflavikairport280509Keflavik International Airport is Iceland’s biggest airport and is characterised by state of the art passenger and commercial amenities with significant capacity – and all astride the major North Atlantic and polar routes. Keflavik International airport serves the capital city, Reykjavik, and is also an important transatlantic hub for scheduled operations and technical stops.

Keflavik International has proven a consistently high achiever in the rigorous ACI Airport Quality Survey, voted third best in Europe in the first quarter of 2009 for modern facilities, capacity and comfort.

14 passenger airlines and three freight carriers run services out of Keflavik in the summer season. Icelandair, Iceland Express and SAS provide year-round scheduled service.

This summer, tourists are getting much better value in Iceland than ever before due to the highly favourable rate of exchange. There has never been a better time to shop at Keflavik Airport with great deals on quality items, designer clothing, jewellery and other duty free products and great savings compared to city prices.

The transit area for passengers at Keflavik International now has an exciting new restaurant called Nord. Nord offers up an array of delicious light meals in comfortable, modern setting.

In addition to all this, a 1:8 scale replica of Islendingur (The Icelander) Viking sailing boat, which sailed to America in 2000 to mark the millennium of the Norse discovery of the New World, adorns the transit area. The actual Islendingur, an exact copy of the Gokstad Viking ship, is properly displayed in the new Viking Museum in the nearby town of Reykjanesbaer together with a magnificent Viking exhibition from the Smithsonian in New York.

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