Keflavik Airport Closed – Volcano
April 25, 2010 · Be first to Comment
Reykjavik’s international airport Keflavik (KEF) has been closed due to the Volcanic activity at The Eyjafjallajökull glacier.
Icelandair the “flag carrier” has moved it’s hub temporarily to the UK ! – That means that Icelandair’s Transatlantic flights will operate to Glasgow (GLA) and onward connections to Oslo and Copenhagen will also be operated from Glasgow.
Iceland Express has moved it’s operations – again only temporarily – to Akureyri Airport in the North of Iceland. Bus travel to Reykjavik will be provided and a number of flights have changed their operation times. Passengers are advised to expect some congestion at Akureyri Airport as it is only a small mostly domestic airport. Flights are not automatically moved to Akureyri – permission is given by the authorities on a case by case basis.
Distance from Akureyri to Reykjavik?
Bus travel from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes around six hours to complete.