Ísafjörður Airport

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Ísafjörður Airport
Ísafjörður airport.jpg


IFJ is located in Iceland
Location of Airport in Iceland
Airport type Public
Operator Isavia
Serves Ísafjörður, Iceland
Elevation AMSL 8 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 66°03′29″N 023°08′07″W / 66.05806°N 23.13528°W / 66.05806; -23.13528
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,400 4,593 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Ísafjörður Airport (IATA: IFJICAO: BIIS) is an airport serving Ísafjörður,[1] a town in the Westfjords (Icelandic: Vestfirðir) region in northwestern Iceland. Located in a fjord the approach to the airports runway requires airplanes to fly close to the surrounding terrain making it unique and more challenging than most airports. [3] [4] Approaches can't be straight in either direction, and when landing in Northeastern direction a full 180 degree turn has to be made before touchdown.


The airport resides at an elevation of 8 feet (2 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 08/26 with a bituminous surface measuring 1,400 by 30 metres (4,593 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Iceland Reykjavík


  1. ^ a b c Airport information for BIIS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for IFJ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ http://www.boldmethod.com/blog/video/2015/01/scenic-challenging-approach-iceland/
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv_c6vA8DXE

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