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In a few weeks I'll be landing in Reykjavik airport where I'll meet up with some English/Canadian friends. 

Thing is, my phone and internet won't work, so we'll need a place to meet. We have no idea what the area is like, so I was wondering if those of you who have visited the airport could tell me if there's a good obvious place to meet, like a statue or painting or something? Also, a picture of said thing would be nice. :)
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Faharis Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student
The exit terminal is pretty tiny so finding a person shouldn't be a problem but there's also a very small grocery store corner thing so maybe by that. The grocery store is pretty much the first thing you see when you walk past the toll guys. Here's a map if it helps.… You'd come out on the 1st floor main square on the left side of the screen, were you can see arrows pointing out. There's an orange square that says 10-11 when you mouse over it, that's the shop corner and there's also a pink one that says "kaffitár" which is a café so that might be convenient.

I hope you have a nice stay here in Iceland :)
ChalithraDeVir Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student Filmographer
Keflavík airport is compared to most major airports, tiny, getting lost there would be an accomplishment. there's a sculpture of 4 people, one facing south, one north, one west and one east just by the entrance of the concourse to the planes, and it's also right next to the escalator that goes down to luggage claim and duty free.
The-Taff Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
I was stationed there over a decade ago now.  The Duty free shop is one of the most prominent spots in the airport and is your best bet as a landmark.
paws4thot Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Ok, I've never been to Keflavik so can't say "meet $there", but I know people who work in airports, and would say "please meet in or after baggage reclaim" because otherwise you may find a very worried looking airport worker standing over your bags. The worry will be at the thought of all the paperwork they will have to do if your bag is collected soon!
Yasariya Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
I visited Iceland last year, and can only confirm that you can´t really miss that duty free store (assuming you land in Keflavik, as we did). I´m not Icelandic , but I´d say that´s a good spot every non-Icelander can find as well :)
Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey humon! As I recall it there's like one gate way out of the whole arrval gate thing... Like in Denmark! You know where we have those two statues watching down on us. The airport itself is really not that big but if I had to suggest a place to meet I'd say line up with all the other people waiting to meet incomming travelers.

Have a good day c:
FgTru Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Why not use the money exchange booth as a reference point. Can't miss it, it's on the ground level as you are leaving the airport.
GudnyStef Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Icelander here, it should be no problem meeting up with people at the airport, it's really small. I'm assuming it's Keflavík, where international flights land. Like someone said, the duty free store is a good option. I don't know what the bus area looks like, have never paid attention to that since I usually have someone drive me there. It's incredible how fast I forget how the airport looks like, I went to Denmark only a year ago :)

Good luck on your trip and I hope you have a wonderful time here ;)
optical-jackson Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Seconded; it's a very small airport, and there aren't many landmarks, but the tourist shop is easy to find.
kuukab Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Thirded, if your flights land within a short timeframe of each other the Duty-free shop by the luggage belts is ideal. If you have to leave the area I'd suggest simply waiting by the doors where people come out.
Bitchy-Cakes Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
when you arrive , you can just fallow everyone else if you don't know where to go, I think it's obvious where to go for the airport is small and stuff, you go down some stairs and there the luggage come, there is a tex free store there aswell, then when you're done there you walk/fallow everyone else and then you come outside where the busses/taxes wait, or just like all the cars coming to pick ppl up.
so if you're friends are picking you up then I would just recomand waiting inside where the cars wait outside
but if they are also traveling to the country then I thing the luggage area might work , the only place to sit down when coming is at the exit .
(the only reason I remember this is because I came back to iceland last month from travels ) 
PuddingValkyrie Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All I remember about the airport is that it wasn't all that big (I may be misremembering, but I didn't have much trouble finding the buses).  I guess you could meet up by the bus area?  I'm not Icelandic, I just visited there for two weeks once...
ulfar123 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
wait you mean the airport thats in reykjavik or keflavik sometimes theres a bit of confusion for you foreigners
Nashimus Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I don't remember much about the airport, it's in the middle of nowhere and there wasn't anything distinctive in there. Maybe you could meet near the departing buses that will take you to Reykjavík, like tell the bus driver you're waiting/looking for your friends and maybe he could point them out for you.

The airport isn't very big either.
camir Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not Icelandic, but Keflavík is not particularly big. The baggage claim and /or the Duty Free (is in the same area) are good places to wait. If you are already outside, there are also some benches near the rental car booths as another option.
rosarosi Featured By Owner Edited May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, Icelandic person here.

I'd suggest waiting in the duty free store, which is very close to where you pick up your bags. Pretty much the only place there where you can wait for a while without being bored to death. Also there are a few seats just outside of the store if you have to wait for a long time.
SeanE Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Free wifi in Keflavik airport…

And maybe find these things to meet at?…

They look fairly distinctive. Failing that the entrance to the airport has a huge glass window. Meet at that…

...its amazing what Google can do these days.... And I'm in Perth Australia while I'm doing them...
CandiTheWildPig Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Wish I could help… but I live in San Juan… ^^;
Siunra Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Look up the Iceland Review (especially the Daily Life and Ask IR columns) and the Reykjavík Grapevine. They were very useful when I had my massive Icelandophile phase a few years back ;Þ
elmsi Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
I live in Reykjanesbær (The town closest to the airport), have worked at the airport both as a baggage handler and currently in security. So feel free to ask me any questions.
TheSoylentOrange Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Writer
There's nowhere by the Reykjavik airport, really. You'll have to take a bus into the city proper, and from downtown the most obvious place to be would be the HARPA Opera House or the big statue in the Arnaho'll city park.  It should be generally warm for Iceland, but still wear layers. It's not the cold that gets you, it's the windchill coming off the harbor.
humon Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Not an option at all. I have to stay at the airport.
TheSoylentOrange Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Writer
Oh, hm.


Gosh, can't help you then, sorry.  I just waltzed through the airport to the shuttle, didn't really stop and look around. ^^;
SmallAustrianVillage Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Humon, most international airports I've been to offer wifi, if your phone can support skype you can piggyback off the airport wifi and call them when you arrive.
optical-jackson Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Keflavik does have wifi, but it's all in Icelandic, so it can be a little tricky for foreigners to log in. It's puzzleable out, though. :)
Magical525 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't need skype for that - whatsapp also lets you communicate easily and for free if you have wifi access. :)
SmallAustrianVillage Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo, I need to look that one up.
GharuelShaan Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should, it's really great :) I use it with all my friends that live abroad, and there's a call function that works wonderfully (just like an actual phone call)
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