Flying from Reykjavik
Flights from Reykjavik depart from Keflavik International Airport (KEF). The airport is located roughly 50 kilometers southwest of Reykjavik in the city of Keflavik. Be aware that, because of changes to the baggage handling system, it is recommended that travelers arrive for their outgoing flights at least two to two and half hours before departure.
Keflavik International Airport Information
Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is equipped to offer its visitors a variety of services and amenities. Travel agents and tourist information are readily available should your vacation extend beyond your stay in Reykjavik. Before your flight, check out the restaurants and shops offering unique Icelandic food and goods. The airport also offers banking services, including currency exchange. Several airport hotels are available as well.
Getting to the Airport in Reykjavik
You have several options if you wish to take a taxi to the Keflavik International Airport. The drive between the airport and Reykjavik takes approximately 30-35 minutes depending on traffic. Ask at your hotel for available companies and contact information. An Airport Express bus to Keflavik International Airport picks up at Lækjartorg in Reykjavik’s downtown area and takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the airport.
Arriving in Cologne
The beautiful city of Cologne holds the proud claim to being the oldest city in Germany, as well one of its most beautiful. With flight deals to Cologne readily available, you can visit the city any time of year, whether you are looking for a fun metropolitan holiday or are traveling on business.
First Time in Cologne
Cologne is a very easy city to traverse, due to its integrated bus, tram, and subway system. Be sure to travel to Cologne’s most popular attractions, including the cathedral and the largest pop art museum outside of America. Many of these are located on the banks of the Rhine, so this would be a good area to start off your exploration.
If you are visiting as a family, don't miss the Chocolate Museum, which is an interesting place to go with children. For music lovers, tickets to Cologne's Kölner Philharmonie are a must.
Making the Most of Your Cologne Holiday
Amazingly for such a popular city, you can find cheap hotels in Cologne at any time of year, even during any of the major festivals throughout the year. airberlin offers free soft drinks and snacks on flights to Cologne.