Keflavik is the largest airport in Iceland. For many years Keflavik was operated as a joint US military / civilian airport, but now it is strictly civilian. BIKF has 2 long runways, multiple ILS approaches and is available 24 hours. There is a fair amount of regular airline traffic.
Keflavik airport has a good handling agent where you can get weather and flight planning, as well as a ride to a nice hotel in town. Jet fuel and Avgas 100LL are available at Keflavik.
Typical Atlantic ferry flight routes through Keflavik:
- CYFB - BGSF - BIKF - EGPC - the far northern Atlantic ferry flight route, the longest leg is 653 nm from BIKF to EGPC.
- CYYR - BGBW - BIKF - EGPC - the more direct Atlantic ferry flight route via Goose Bay to Narsarsuaq and Keflavik.
- CYYR - BIKF - EGPK - Goose to Prestwick with a stop in Keflavik.
Landing at Keflavik is a bit expensive, so in single engine airplanes I usually prefer Reykjavic (BIRK) or Egilsstadir (BIEG) for fuel stops in Iceland. However, Keflavik is 24 hours, Reykjavic is not.
Keflavik airport resources:
- South Air handling agent at BIKF.
Information on these pages is from my own experience as a ferry pilot on various ferry flights. It is general in nature and neither official nor intended for flight planning. If you notice any discrepancies or would like to add anything, please email me at ward DOT welvaert AT gmail DOT com.
Information on this page may not be accurate or up to date and must not be used for flight planning purposes. Consult only official and current charts for flight planning.