Kadeco leads the planning and development of a 55 km2 area surrounding Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Iceland’s primary aviation hub. Keflavik Airport is a well-connected international airport and can serve as a driver for an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable area. The location between Europe and North America, the proximity to the capital area, as well as the dynamic municipalities in Reykjanes, are qualities that play an important role in the development of the area.
In 2021 Kadeco formally launched a design tender for the Keflavík Airport Area Strategic Masterplan, focusing on the development and planning of land surrounding Keflavík International Airport until 2050. The plan will serve as both a framework for the area’s long-term development (until 2050) and as a springboard for individual projects in the near term (until 2030). Emphasis is placed on sustainable development and planning of the area that will mutually benefit the airport and surrounding communities, as well as the national economy. Current focus is on the development of areas that will strengthen the connections between the airport and the Helguvík harbour site, the neighbouring municipalities and the capital area with Keflavik Airport.
"Kadeco has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the Keflavík airport area into a national powerhouse of economic growth and innovation."
– Dr. Max Hirsh (PhD, Harvard), Managing Director of the Airport City Academy.
Alta Consulting and Kadeco have prepared a report detailing the intended goal of the overall project as well as the regional context in the Southern Peninsula and in Iceland. The report is available for download below.