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11 hour layover in Reykjavik

We're arriving at KEF airport at 9:55 am on 8/27 and will be flying out at 9:10 pm on the same day. We plan on spending the day at the Blue Lagoon. I'm getting ready to make a reservation for the bus transportion from/to the airport and the entry to the Blue Lagoon. I'm choosing a bus departure of 11 am, since I don't think it'll take us 5 minutes to get on the bus from the plane even though we don't have any check-in luggage. So I'm looking at a 12 pm entry time to the BL. Do they have storage for carry-on luggages and our day backpacks? How much are the fees? I don't see that information on the website. As for the departure time, I need some advice. Do we have check in 2 or 3 hours before our flight? What's an ideal time to leave BL? Buses leave every hour at 4:15 pm, 5:15 pm and so forth. Thank you.

Posted by Kim
San Francisco
905 posts

Yes they have lockers for luggage as you go into the dressing room. I don’t remember if/what you had to pay. Expect it to be expensive if you do have to pay!

I would be at the airport 3 hours early personally since i wouldn’t want to miss the flight. If you are on wow or Icelandair everyone says leave a lot of time! We are actually driving to the airport now! We are in united though and it’s the morning..,

Have fun!

Posted by angelsteffi OP
8 posts

Thank you for your response. We're taking Wow. So do we have to be there at 5 pm, which is 4 hrs before our flight?

Posted by Kim
San Francisco
905 posts

Well we checked in this morning, flight was at 10:30am. They didn't open the check in desk until 2 hours prior (my husband had a different flight at 11:55 and ended up waiting quite awhile to check in and go through security)... I didn;t see the WOW line, but Wizz air had a super long line! I would guess arriving 3 hours early is plenty and watch for check in to open. Unless you can check in at kiosk or online (I didn;t have my confirmation number and could not).

Security was super fast, not sure it is always that way though.

Kim

Posted by angelsteffi OP
8 posts

We wanted to visit the Blue Lagoon before we head back to the States. The 11 hour layover was intentional. I booked all of our flights directly with the airline companies. 😊

Posted by S Jackson
Vancouver, Canada
459 posts

It looks as if the entry price for a basic ticket is about $100 Canadian pp..
That's a basic ticket with no transport from the airport.

Posted by angelsteffi OP
8 posts

We wanted to visit the Blue Lagoon before we head back to the States. The 11 hour layover was intentional. I booked all of our flights directly with the airline companies. 😊