Keflavík (pronounce it "kep-la-vik") is a town in Southwest Iceland that is home to the country's international airport. The population is approximately 13,000.
Keflavík International Airport (Icelandic: Keflavíkurflugvöllur) (IATA: KEF) (ICAO: BIKF), . Keflavik is easily accessible from the airport. Simply follow signs indicating "Keflavik." The airport is about 5 km away from the town proper.
The town itself is small and easily explored on foot. Transport between the airport and Reykjavik city is by road only. The distance is 50 km. A new fast freeway (dual carriageway road) was opened 2008. The buses have a timetable adapted to the flight schedule. They go to and from the Reykjavik bus terminal, taking around 45 minutes. To get to the domestic airport a bus change is needed at the bus terminal.
Whale watching tours leave from the harbor. These tours generally last about 3 hours and see dolphins, orca, minke and humpback whales. There is also a festival of lights in late August. Numerous walking paths lead out from town, including a stone path along the water that meanders several miles past seabirds to the lighthouse on the point.
There are plenty of things to do and see in Keflavik. The town is fairly close to the Blue Lagoon and is often chosen by travellers for that particular reason. Keflavik has a one of a kind historical Viking museum, Viking World, along with many other things to see and do.