The cheapest times to fly from BHM to KEF are

  • April 2nd to June 17th (except the week of May 21st)
  • July 2nd to October 21st

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BHM to KEF is early September. Prices can be as high as $4734 for Wednesday flights during mid December, or as low as $540 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Reykjavík

Flying from Birmingham, AL (BHM) to Keflavik/Reykjavik (KEF) will usually cost between $589 to $1476 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $596. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1800. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1204 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $845 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BHM to KEF flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BHM to KEF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BHM to KEF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BHM to KEF flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Birmingham. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Reykjavík, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Birmingham. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $286 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $761. Return trip prices are from the KEF to BHM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BHM to KEF can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 4 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BHM to KEF

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BHM to KEF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (BHM > JFK > KEF)

  • Price for both tickets: $704
  • Average savings: $141 (16.7%)

See BHM to JFK flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (BHM > BOS > KEF)

  • Price for both tickets: $751
  • Average savings: $94 (11.07%)

See BHM to BOS flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (BHM > EWR > KEF)

  • Price for both tickets: $793
  • Average savings: $52 (6.1%)

See BHM to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BHM to KEF? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, KLM, Lufthansa, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Keflavik International Airport to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3384 miles or 5446 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BHM to KEF?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BHM to KEF flight is about 7 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Birmingham, AL and Keflavik/Reykjavik?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from BHM to KEF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BHM
Origination airport name Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
City Birmingham, AL
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -86.8

Return Airport

Destination code KEF
Destination airport name Keflavik International Airport
City Keflavik/Reykjavik
Country Iceland
Latitude 64
Longitude -22.6


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