3 Best Airlines to Fly to Iceland

|November 4, 2021
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Tourism in Iceland is increasing, and more and more cheap airlines are opening direct flights to this beautiful Arctic island. So, what airline should you choose to fly to Iceland? Here are three of the best.


1. Icelandair

Icelandair Airplane Boarding Group

Icelandair is a major Icelandic airlines company that offers around 53 permanent and seasonal routes to and from North America, Greenland, and Northern Europe. It’s headquartered at Keflavik International Airport, Iceland’s main air gateway. Iceland’s convenient geographical location allows the national airline to perform non-stop transatlantic flights, which are part of the company’s strategy. Besides flights to and from North America and Northern Europe, the airline offers domestic flights as well.

Some of Icelandair’s direct routes to and from Iceland:

  • New York - Reykjavik 

  • Boston - Reykjavik 

  • Chicago - Reykjavik 

  • Washington, D.C. - Reykjavik 

  • London - Reykjavik 

  • Copenhagen - Reykjavik 

  • Helsinki - Reykjavik 

  • Oslo - Reykjavik 

  • Stockholm - Reykjavik 

  • Bergen - Reykjavik 

2. Play

Play Airlines Iceland Website Booking

Play is a recently established low-cost airline that operates flights between Iceland and some major European cities. Play offers flights to and from 12 destinations. Like Icelandair, Play is an Iceland-based airline with headquarters at Keflavik International Airport.

Direct Play’s routes to and from Iceland:

  • Alicante - Reykjavik 

  • Amsterdam - Reykjavik 

  • Barcelona - Reykjavik 

  • Berlin - Reykjavik 

  • Copenhagen - Reykjavik 

  • Gran Canaria - Reykjavik 

  • London - Reykjavik 

  • Paris - Reykjavik 

  • Salzburg - Reykjavik 

  • Tenerife - Reykjavik 

  • Warsaw - Reykjavik 

3. Wizz Air

Wizzair Plane Flying

If you’re not from North America or Northern Europe, we have good news for you - Wizz Air operates direct cheap flights to Iceland from (nearly) all the rest of Europe. Wizz Air is a Hungarian ultra-low-cost airline with headquarters in Budapest. It has the largest Hungarian fleet, even though it’s not the country’s flagship carrier. Currently, Wizz Air operates flights to and from 44 countries.

Some of Wizzair’s direct routes to and from Iceland:  

  • London - Reykjavik 

  • Warsaw - Reykjavik 

  • Krakow - Reykjavik 

  • Gdansk - Reykjavik 

  • Vienna - Reykjavik 

  • Milan - Reykjavik 

  • Rome - Reykjavik 

  • Naples - Reykjavik 

  • Vilnius - Reykjavik 

 

Flying to Iceland - FAQ

What’s Iceland’s best airport? 

Keflavik Airport Outside Building View in Iceland

Keflavik International Airport, also known as Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport, is the country's biggest airport and main hub for international flights. It’s located on the north tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula, in the municipality of Sandgerdi.

From what US cities can you fly directly to Iceland? 

Icelandair has direct flights from New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, and Orlando. United Airlines flies directly to Iceland from New York and Chicago. Delta airlines has direct routes to Iceland from New York and Boston. 

Which airlines fly from the UK to Iceland? 

Airlines that have direct flights from UK to Iceland include: 

  • Icelandair - direct flights from Glasgow, Manchester, London, and Dublin. 

  • Wizzair UK - direct flights from London.  

  • Play - direct flights from London. 

  • easyJet - direct flights from London, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Bristol. 

  • Jet2 - direct flights from Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Newcastle upon Tyne. 

  • British Airways - direct flights from London.  

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