The Town of Keflavík is part of the Reykjanesbær municipality in Iceland. It is located about 50 minutes away from Reykjavík, with Keflavík International Airport as the main airport serving the city and the region. Apart from the airport, Keflavík’s main claim to fame is its proximity to the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon near Grindavik. Get a car for hire in Keflavík through our website so that you can use the town as a base to explore the History Museum of Reykjanesbær, the Giantess in the Mountain, and other nearby attractions.
Passengers landing at Keflavik Airport have the option of combining their drive to Reykjavik with a day tour. Get a car for rent in Keflavík from our website and head for the Blue Lagoon. This is a 20-minute drive on the Reykjanesbraut and Grindavíkurvegur. The Blue Lagoon has warm and mineral-rich waters located in the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula. It is said to have miraculous healing abilities. Assuming that you are now miraculously-healed and pumped up for more tourist activities, you continue on the same road to Reykjavik and its urban fun, or take a detour offshore for some whale watching (see below).
The best place for whale-watching in Iceland is a cruise in Faxafloi Bay, which has Keflavik and Reykjavik at either end of the shoreline facing the bay. Visitors get to see everything from humpbacks to killer whales, minke whales, and white-beaked dolphins. The cruise is also a good place for bird-watching, with a chance to observe arctic terns, puffins, and many different kinds of sea gulls. The tour also includes a stop at a boat museum which has whale exhibits and provides information about the whales and birds you will be seeing on the cruise.
Hotel Keflavík and the Icelandair Hotel are two of the most popular choices, both located just five minutes from the airport. Another choice for airport travellers is the Bed and Breakfast Keflavík Airport, located in the former barracks right next to the airport on a former NATO base. You may also want to take a look at the Grimsborgir Luxury Guest House, Guesthouse Keflavik, and the Bed and Breakfast Keflavik Centrum.
Keflavik, the Blue Lagoon, and Reykjavik are but three of the most popular visitor haunts in the area. There is so much you can see and do. Book your car rental in Keflavík right now from our website and plan for an itinerary that includes visits to Mt. Fagradalsfjall, Holmsberg Lighthouse, and the Helguvik Cave. If you are driving along the coast between Keflavik and Reykjavik, you can stop by along the way at Hafnarfjordur and Alftanes. Beyond Reykjavik, you can continue the drive to Akranes.
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