Getting to Iceland

The flight connections are extended more and more to Reykjavik-Keflavik international airport from both USA and Europe.

You will find two big airline operators to Iceland, the national carrier Icelandair and the new growing WOW Air.

Iceland is an island, and if you want to reach Iceland without flying, it is very relevant to check out boat connections here also, but the easiest way to get here is by plane.

Flights to Iceland

An increasing amount of airlines flying to Iceland from destinations in Europe and North America.  It takes about 3 hours to reach Iceland from Europe and 5 to 6 hours from the USA on average.

The international airport in Iceland is Keflavik Internal Airport, which is 50 km (30 miles) from the capital, Reykjavik.

Reykjavík International Airport is the best place for domestic flights. Air Iceland and Eagle Air fly to many locations including Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, the Westman Islands and Ísafjörður. In the winter it is a good idea to use the regional airport, which stays open during the winter because the roads can be closed.

Airlines serving Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
  • SAS: Flying from Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm
  • Norwegian: Flying from Oslo
  • British Airways: Flying from London
  • EasyJet: Flying from London, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh and Belfast
  • Icelandair: Flying from selected gateways in Europe and North America

Iceland by boat

From Denmark, it is possible to take the Smyril Line which runs to Seyðisfjörður in the east of Iceland between April and the end of October. The trip takes three days and can be quite rough if it is windy, but it gives you the possibility to visit the Faroe Islands on the route. It is also the only way to bring your car to Iceland.

You can also visit Iceland by cruise, and during the summer they arrive in Reykjavík, Akureyri, Seyðisfjörður and Ísafjörður.