The word is getting out about Iceland as a travel destination. Passenger numbers are up at the Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal in February. The number of passengers passing through the Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal rose by nearly 11% in February over the same month last year, from nearly 93,000 in February 2006 to just over 103,000 this year. The number of passengers to and from Iceland has risen by nearly 12% from last year, and the number of transatlantic passengers stopping over in Iceland has risen just over 3%.
By the way, the shops at Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal offer a wide selection of international brands as well as exclusive Icelandic products. Prices for goods and services at the Duty-Free Stores compare very favorably with those at other European airports. So give yourself plenty of time to enjoy your trip.
Keflavik International Airport (www.airport.is) is one of the best airports in the world to spend your time while waiting for a flight, according to an assessment by msn.com.
The main reason why Keflavik Airport ranks in 7th place is the availability of leisure pursuits in close proximity to the airport while waiting for a connecting flight. By far the most popular thing to do is visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon (www.bluelagoon.com).