The cheapest times to fly from KEF to RST are

  • January 8th to January 21st
  • April 2nd to August 5th

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 RST is late May. Prices can be as high as $2969 for Saturday flights during late October to early November, or as low as $437 for Monday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Rochester

Flying from Keflavik/Reykjavik (KEF) to Rochester, MN (RST) will usually cost between $517 to $1708 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $504. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late October to early November, with an average price of $1726. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1222 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1064 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KEF to RST flight.

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

KEF to RST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KEF to RST flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Reykjavík. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RST, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into KEF. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $313 (25%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $884. Return trip prices are from the RST 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 RST can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 19 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from KEF to RST while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from RST
  • Usually 51.93% less expensive than RST
  • Nonstop flights available

See KEF to MSP flights

Destination alternative #2: The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from RST
  • Usually 8.46% less expensive than RST
  • 1-layover flights available

See KEF to CID flights


Flight Hacking KEF to RST

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 RST — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Minneapolis, MN (KEF > MSP > RST)

  • Price for both tickets: $675
  • Average savings: $389 (36.56%)

See KEF to BOS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $678
  • Average savings: $387 (36.33%)

See KEF to MSP flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (KEF > ORD > RST)

  • Price for both tickets: $682
  • Average savings: $382 (35.9%)

See KEF to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Icelandair, KLM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Rochester International Airport to Keflavik International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2967 miles or 4775 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KEF to RST flight is about 6 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Keflavik/Reykjavik and Rochester, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from KEF to RST.


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 RST
Destination airport name Rochester International Airport
City Rochester, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 43.9
Longitude -92.5


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