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 Barcelona
Charmingly eccentric and undeniably hip, Barcelona and its people defy convention. While its pleasant location along the temperate Costa Brava has inevitably drawn a great many international flights to Barcelona brimming with holiday visitors, Barcelona stubbornly retains its distinctive and intoxicating local flavor.
First Time in Barcelona
There is almost too much to do in Barcelona – it can be overwhelming. Tour the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) for a look into some evocative Spanish art, or take a day and relax on Barceloneta Beach.
Food lovers will find local fusion cuisine in Eixample as well as the Barri Gòtic. Families should purchase tickets to Barcelona’s Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo, a funicular-accessible amusement park at the summit of the city’s mountain overlook.
Making the Most of Your Barcelona Holiday
The region’s year-round mild climate means any time is a good time to travel to Barcelona, though beach-loungers may prefer the warmer summer months. To save money, travelers can easily find cheap hotels in Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic, if they don’t mind the exuberance of evening revelers. Be sure to book your tickets as far in advance as possible to ensure the best flight deals to Barcelona. Avoid airport queues with the convenient Web Check-In service.