Restaurants in Keflavik, Iceland

When this text is written, in may 2021 there is a variety of restaurants in Keflavik near B&B Guesthouse. Many are in walking distance, especially those that are on Hafnargata (seen in yellow text box on map).

MUST TRY in Keflavik is a Polish restaurant called Polskur Matur, which is just half minute walking from our guesthouse, as it is situated in the same building. Chicken breast under cover or crispy schnitzel is something everyone needs to try at least once in their life. Yummy…..

If you are in the mood for fish you can check out Rain, Duus, Library or Kef restaurant. If you are in the mood for Italian that specialises in pizzas then check out Fernando’s. If you like to choose from pizzas, hamburgers, salat or meat all in one place, then you can check out Antons Mamma Mia.
In to mood for Thai food then check out Thai Keflavik, or do you prefer Cantonese food, then check out Panda. You’ll find a nice little Indian place called Royal Indian and you’ll find a Polish restaurant in the same house as B&B Guesthouse.
If you prefer to grab a kebab you’ll find it at Biryani. There is also a place were you’ll find Middle Eastern cuisine, that one is called Oriento. If you would like to try out a place that sells hoagies then you should visit Olsen Olsen. If you really want a good burger then you’ll find it at Hamborgarabúlla Tómasar or Tommi’s burger joint.

If you are in the mood for something a little more fancy then you should check out Library bistro/bar, Rain, Kef Restaurant or Fiskibarinn that is in Hotel Berg.

Iceland – volcano eruption and Reykjanes Peninsula

As stated in Iceland monitorReykjanes Peninsula is perhaps one of the most underrated places in Iceland. It’s the home of Keflavik International Airport, and most tourists drive straight from there to Reykjavik without so much as a stop for a look around, aside for a visit to the Blue Lagoon. They don’t know what they’re missing.”

There are many stunning places to visit on the Peninsula – some them are listed here.
If you like information about the Peninsula, seen from the eyes of a traveller, you can get information about things to do, itinerary, map and practical trips here.

Volcanic eruption in Geldingadal – Iceland

An eruption started in Geldingadalur in march 2021, to the south of Fagradalsfjall, the first known eruption on the Peninsula in about 800 years. You can take a hiking tour from Grindavik to see the eruption, it surely is a breathtaking experience. To get up to date information about maps of the hiking trails, GPS tracks, information about how to dress, along with the weather forecast for the eruption site, visit Safetravel in Iceland.

How to get from Keflavik to Reykjavik

Getting ready for your visit to Iceland? Did you know that the International Airport is actually in Keflavik and not in Reykjavik like your destination indicates?

Many are in for a surprise when they arrive at the International Airport in Iceland. You’ve actually landed in Keflavik, about 50 km drive from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. 

Arriving in the afternoon or late in the evening?

Why not spend your first night at B&B Guesthouse in Keflavik Center and start your journey the next day fully relaxed and ready to explore everything that Iceland has to offer?

We offer free pick up service from the International airport, as well as clean rooms with comfortable beds, free WI-FI and continental breakfast at great prices.

We urge our guests to explore everything that the Reykjanes peninsula has to offer but if you’re eager to get to Reykjavik right away, there are several ways to get there.

Getting from Keflavik to Reykjavik?

There are various ways of getting from Keflavik to Reykjavik. We suggest a taxi, travel by bus or rent a car from B&B Guesthouse.

  • Taxi: order a taxi from the local taxi station, A-stöðin at 420-1212
  • Bus: Go by bus from the International Airport, choose from Flybus or Airport Express, or take the local bus from Keflavik to Reykjavik, Route 55, or choose going from: Hringbraut 92, 230 Reykjanesbær and going to: Umferðarmiðstöðin (BSÍ).  The local bus goes from Hringbraut, just around the corner from the Guesthouse to Reykjavik.


Travel safe!

How to be “swimming pool ready” in Iceland

Inspired by Iceland has created a series of academy educational videos on how to behave in Iceland when travelling.

Iceland is an amazing country filled with beautiful nature, wonderful food, and inspiring art and culture, and at the Inspired by Iceland Academy wants to help you get the most out of the experience when travelling in Iceland with educational videos like the one on personal hygiene.

In this Youtube video you’ll get all the insights on what to do before entering any swimming pool, hot tub or lagoon in Iceland.  



Wonders of the Reykjanes Peninsula

A day tour that takes you to the volcanic landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula. 

Visting us at B&B Guesthouse in Keflavik Center and want to explore the Reykjanes Peninsula, but you aren’t travelling around in a rental car? Then this might be the way to explore the wonders of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

In this trip places such as the bridge between continents, the Reykjanes lighthouse, Gunnuhver (hot spring), Brimketill rock formation by the Atlantik Ocean, Seltún hot spring area, the mystical lake Kleifarvatn and last but not least we go lava caving to explore the underground of the bláfjöll lava fields, are visited. See more on

Bus schedule to and from Reykjavik to Keflavik

Bus schedule to and from Reykjavik to Keflavik

A new winter bus schedule for 2016 has just been released and can be found here:

On page 1 you’ll see the buses going from Keflavik to Reykjavik and on page 2 you’ll see the buses coming from Reykjavik to Keflavik.

Since the schedule is in Icelandic, here is a translation on the most important words on the schedule:

Mánudaga – föstudaga = Mondays – Fridays

Laugardaga = Saturdays

Sunnudaga = Sundays

Miðstöð = Central station in Keflavik at Nettó grocery store (10 minutes walk from B&B Guesthouse, up Hringbraut)

Fjörður = Fjörður shopping center in Hafnafjörður.

It is possible to take Route number 1 from Umferðamiðstöðin, the central bus station in Reykjavik, to Fjörður.

Guided hikes on Reykjanes


Want to experience somthing entierly different?

You can go on guided hiking tours (in Icelandic) on the Reykjanes Peninsula for only 1500 ISK.

Every Wednesday from May 27th thru August 12th, you can go by bus from Keflavik and experience the beauty on the Reykjanes Peninsula first hand.

The difficulty of the walks vary and they range from 2-3 hours walks up to 6-7 hour walks.

Suggested to have on these trips are:

  • Good hiking boots
  • A pair of hiking sticks
  • Light snack (biscuits, sandwich or fruits)
  • Drinks
  • Outdoor clothing (an extra sweater, extra pair of socks, a hat)

B&B Guesthouse staff will tell you where to go to catch the bus and you can check out the schedule (in Icelandic) here: