Since I was flying Icelandair Saga Premium class from Keflavik International Airport, I had an opportunity to spend some time in the Icelandair Saga Lounge before my flight. Below is my review and thoughts on the decor, seating, food, drinks and other amenities.
Icelandair Saga Lounge Location
Icelandair Saga Lounge is the only lounge in Keflavik International Airport (KEF). The lounge is located after security but before passport control. Make sure to leave some extra time to go through passport control.
The Saga Lounge is open from 5pm to 5pm daily but has longer hours in the summer season.
Icelandair Saga Lounge Access
This is a departure lounge only so guests must hold a boarding pass for a departing flight.
The lounge is accessible to first and business class passengers on Icelandair and a few other airlines (including Delta and United) as well as certain credit card holders. You can find the full access list on this PDF here.
Passengers can not purchase access to Saga Lounge and it is not a member of Priority Pass. This is good for those of us that have access because it keeps the lounge from getting too crowded.
Initial Impression of Icelandair Saga Lounge
Icelandair Saga Lounge is fairly large (about 14530 sq ft) and feels spacious.
Even though the lounge was fairly busy while I was there (mid-afternoon before most flights to the US), it was still quiet and relaxing.
The Nordic design is inspired by Icelandic nature and incorporates natural elements like lava rocks throughout the lounge.
There are windows on three sides of the lounge with panoramic views.
There is wall with historical pictures of Icelandair.
There is also a fireplace in the middle of one of the seating areas.
Icelandair Saga Lounge Seating
The Saga Lounge offers a variety of seating options.
There is also a group of 8 green recliners facing the windows with tarmac views.
Iceland Saga Lounge Food and Drink
The lounge had a decent selection of food, including a few hot dishes.
Hot food options included marinated herring, pizza and samosa.
There were also a few different salad options as well as fresh fruit, cheese and eggs.
Dessert included muffins, donuts and other pastries.
There were several coffee machines located throughout the lounge.
The lounge has a large variety of beverages including soft drinks, beer and other alcoholic drinks.
There is no staffed bar, drinks are all self-serve.
The lounge did not have small bottles of water to grab for your flight. However, they have a faucet with fresh water, sparkling water or cold water to fill up your reusable water bottle.
Other Icelandair Saga Lounge Amenities
The restrooms are clean and well maintained and there are also showers with Blue Lagoon products.
The lounge has free wi-fi (no password required) as well as fight status screens.
There are plenty of power outlets to recharge your phone and electronics.
There is a small kids’ play area (although there were no children while we were there).
Final Review of Icelandair Saga Lounge in Keflavik
Overall, I thought the Icelandair Saga Lounge in Keflavik Airport was a nice lounge. In addition to comfortable seats and a relaxing environment, the lounge offers a good selection of food and drinks to enjoy before your departing flight. Make sure to leave enough time to clear passport control before your flight.