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Traveller Walks 2.5 Hours to Keflavík International

By Erik Pomrenke

Keflavík airport
Photo: Photo: Páll Stefánsson. Iceland’s international airport in Keflavík.

One Australian Tiktoker has attracted international attention for her choice to walk to Keflavík International Airport to save on taxi fare.

The video was posted with the text: “When there is no public transport to the airport in Iceland at 5am and a taxi is €200 so you walk 2.5 hours to the airport with your suitcase.” At the time of writing, the video has been viewed some 2.5 million times.

@therealmaceyjane This will be a good dinner table story one day #iceland #backpacking ♬ Pedro – Jaxomy & Agatino Romero & Raffaella Carrà

A brief spot of fact-checking, however, reveals that the traveler was likely not staying in the Reykjavík area. Keflavík International Airport is located some 55 km from downtown Reykjavík, and about 40 km from the suburb of Hafnarfjörður. Walking to Keflavík International Airport from either of these locations would take the better part of a day, especially with luggage in tow. The traveler was more likely staying in a hotel in the town of Keflavík or one of the neighboring towns of Njarðvík or Vogar, from where taxi fare would be considerably cheaper.

Fly Bus airport transfers also run regularly from Reykjavík and are generally scheduled around flights.

“This will be a good dinner table story one day,” Macey captioned the video. Read more on getting around Iceland.


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