The cheapest times to fly from KEF to LAX are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 10th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 22nd and November 19th)

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 KEF to LAX is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1138 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $488 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Keflavik/Reykjavik (KEF) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $564 to $884 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $582. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $927. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $345 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $733 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KEF to LAX flight.

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

KEF to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KEF to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Reykjavík. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into KEF. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Reykjavík. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $76 (9%) 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 $689. Return trip prices are from the LAX to KEF 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 KEF to LAX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 44 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking KEF to LAX

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 KEF to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Oslo (KEF > OSL > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $558
  • Average savings: $175 (23.82%)

See KEF to ARN flights

Hack #2: Stockholm (KEF > ARN > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $581
  • Average savings: $152 (20.75%)

See KEF to OSL flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (KEF > CPH > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $589
  • Average savings: $144 (19.66%)

See KEF to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Eurowings, Finnair, Frontier, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, Singapore Airlines, United, WestJet, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Keflavik International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4303 miles or 6925 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KEF to LAX flight is about 8 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Keflavik/Reykjavik and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from KEF to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


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