Have you picked up your rental car at Keflavik Airport and now you’re not sure what to do? Or perhaps you need to pick up a friend at the airport and aren’t sure where to leave your car? Let’s talk about the different options for what to do with your car whether you are coming from or going to the Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport.
Leaving from Keflavik Airport – Before You Start Your Journey Exploring Iceland
You have just landed in Iceland and picked up your car rental. The first thing we recommend is that you inspect your car. After that, head to a nearby gas station for some last minute preparations before you start exploring. There are several gas stations just a few minutes away from Keflavik International Airport.
The most commonly found gas stations in Iceland are Olis and N1 and you can find both of them just 8 minutes away from the airport. At most of these gas stations, you have plenty of services: you can check your tires, wash and vacuum your car, have a snack, and fill up the tank if necessary.
Be prepared right from the beginning. Then, you’ll only have to worry about driving and enjoying your time in Iceland!
Coming to the Airport – Where can I park my car at Keflavik International Airport?
Where you park depends on your travel needs. There are different parking zones at the airport and you should use one or the other depending on the time you will spend there.
SHORT-TERM PARKING AT KEFLAVÍK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
If you are planning to just stop by and pick up a friend, your needs are quite simple: you need to leave your car in short-term parking.
Therefore, your options are P1 and P2 which are the two parking lots available for short periods. Both of them cost around 500 ISK per hour (around 4€ or $5). While this may seem like a lot, keep in mind that this is one of the cheapest parking options in Iceland. Your friend can always treat you to drinks afterward, which is a nice way to catch up.
LONG-TERM PARKING AT KEFLAVÍK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
If you plan on traveling and leaving Iceland for a longer period, parking at P1 or P2 is definitely not an option. You’ll spend your entire paycheck in a single heartbeat!
If you are leaving for a week or more, the best option to park your car in the long-term parking zone P3. You should know that according to the Keflavik Airport website, there is a minimum long-term parking charge. You will be charged at least 1,250 ISK per day (10€ or $12) for days 1-7. For 15 days or more, you will be charged around 800 ISK (6.5€ or $8) per day.
What can I do with my car at Keflavik International Airport?
Of course, if neither is an option for you, you can always try to get a friend or family member to take pity on you and give you a lift to the airport. You won’t find a cheaper option, that’s for sure!
We hope this cleared up some confusion about what to do with your car at Keflavik International Airport!