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Time to transfer between planes at Keflavik

My wife and I are flying Icelandair for the 1st time from Seattle to Rome. We have a two-hour transfer window in Keflavik between our inbound Seattle flight's scheduled arrival and our departing flight to Rome. I know this is a smooth process, and as I've read the docs, I believe we clear EU passport control and customs in Keflavik? Any experiences with how much time will remain for a sit down and breakfast before we need to be at the gate to board our Rome flight? Thanks.

Posted by
7922 posts

You will be served some kind breakfast on the plane about 2 hours before the flight lands but if you are still hungry there are some fast food places: FYI: https://www.isavia.is/en/keflavik-airport/shops-and-restaurants

The airport is tiny busy short distances to walk that is enough time to go through passport control where they stamp you for entry into Schengen Zone and eat something as long as the first flight arrives on time. You pass customs in Rome after the baggage claim area.

Posted by
2757 posts

If you are flying Icelandair other than the premium classes you will only be served a meal if you have paid for it. A meal is not included in their economy tickets.

Posted by
2098 posts

I would just head to the gates. There are restaurants in that area.

Posted by
8440 posts

There are restaurants, but you have no guarantee that your flight will arrive with the amount of time you expect. At least have something with you. You can’t count on IcelandAir for good food in economy.

Posted by
2098 posts

We only fly economy and have never had bad food, except for what we ordered ahead of time. On our flight in February, what we ordered was so bad that I asked for the basic ham and cheese baguette instead, and the flight attendant said happens often, and he did not even charge me for it. It is typical airplane food, it isn't going to kill you, but it is not 5 star.

Posted by
217 posts

Thanks all. We'll probably bring our own "dinner" and hope for the best about getting a coffee and pastry in Keflavik before we continue to Rome.