Iceland’s high-speed airport train one step closer

Could something like this German high-speed train soon be the ...

Could something like this German high-speed train soon be the new way to get to KEF? Photo: Wikipedia/Sebastian Terfloth

The dream of a high-speed train service linking Icelandic capital Reykjavik to the country’s main international airport took one step closer to coming true last Friday.

Reykjavik City authorities voted the existing plans – a 175 km/h high-speed train link shuttling passengers from city to airport in under twenty minutes – through to the relevant council environmental and planning division.

All South-West Iceland municipalities involved in the project have now approved the contract drawn up for preparatory work for the new line.

The contract involves Reykjavik and other municipalities making room in their planning documentation for the railway line and other facilities. This work will be coordinated by the Association of Greater Reykjavik Municipalities (SSH).

The planned train will travel between Reykjavik’s BSÍ bus station and Keflavík International Airport (KEF) with stops in urban areas along the way.

Related article:




0 °C


Later today

2 °C



5 °C

Exchange rates

USD USD 118.90 EUR EUR 134.70
GBP GBP 153.72 DKK DKK 18.05
NOK NOK 13.80 SEK SEK 12.86
CHF CHF 118.56 JPY JPY 1.08
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.