Leading travel guide gives high praise to terminals in Iceland, Singapore, Spain, etc.
The second-best airport terminal in the world is the Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal in Keflavik, Iceland, according to the leading travel guide Frommers. Prevented from taking the top spot only by the stunning 120-acre Hajj Terminal at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, the tiny international airport in Keflavik “looks like it arrived in a flat pack from Ikea”. The airport, located about 45 minutes from Reykjavík, hosts 14 airlines in summer, including Icelandair and SAS, both of which operate year-round service. “It’s all blond wood and volcanic-looking stone with big windows looking out on the dramatic Icelandic landscape,” the travel guide enthuses.
Singapore Changi International Airport Terminal 3 is also in the publisher’s top 10, as is Seoul Incheon Airport, Wellington’s “Rock” Terminal and terminals in Bilbao, Madrid, Marrakech, Montevideo and New York JFK. However, Terminal 3 at New York JFK is listed as the worst in the world, followed by others in Manila, Moscow and Paris (CDG Terminal 3).
[pictured: Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal, Keflavik]