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.

Iceland by air

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
WOW Air: Flying from selected gateways in Europe

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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 into Iceland.

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

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Reykjavik International Airport

The main gateway in Iceland is Keflavik International Airport around 50 minutes’ drive from Reykjavik centre.
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Ferries to Iceland

Smyril Line maintains a regularly scheduled cruise- and car-ferry service named M/S Norröna.
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Weather in Iceland

In Iceland, the climate is dominated by two phenomena. The Gulf Stream creates normally refreshing summers and fairly mild winters
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Welcome to Iceland

Getting Around in Iceland

Getting Around in Iceland

Domestic Flights in Iceland Flying in Iceland is a safe and scenic way to travel, and cheaper than bus travel or car rental. The main domestic airline is Air Iceland (Flugfélag Íslands), which flies from Reykjavík to Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, Westman Islands and Höfn (Hornafjörður) almost daily.

Be prepared for short-notice cancellations in bad weather and to book ahead for peak season in the summer. More flight operators offer regularly scheduled flights from Reykjavik to domestic airports in the rest of the country. Another good thing about Iceland is the co-op...

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What to Pack

What to Pack

The weather in Iceland changes all the time but when the sun shines the is remarkably clear, so don`t forget sun protection.

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