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Saturday, February 28, 2009

How to get to | Iceland

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the contact me link at top right, or leave a comment.


source: Roger McLassus

Almost everyone arrives at Iceland by air at Keflavik airport, outside Reykjavik. A number of services are seasonal, and from year to year there is some variation in the airlines serving Iceland depending on tourist numbers. Thus the following information is only a rough guide. Except where noted, flights are to and from Keflavik:
  • Star Alliance - Lufthansa (summer only), SAS
  • Oneworld - none at time of writing
  • Sky Team - none at time of writing
  • Other - Icelandair flies to several places in Europe and USA (from Keflavik) plus Greenland and Faroe Islands (from Reykjavik city airport), several low cost European airlines

TIP Icelandair has reasonable fares (especially in low season) between USA and Europe which allow for a stopover. This is the simplest, and cheapest way to get to Iceland other than flying low cost airlines.

TIP Iceland is difficult to work into around the world fares, and award availability is patchy. Look for when new or seasonal routes are opened and book quickly as an award.

TIP If your flight is dropped (eg as with British Airways) between date ticketed and date of travel, you will likely be rebooked onto Icelandair due to the lack of alternatives.

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