Volcanoes, thermal pools, glaciers and lava flows: Iceland has one of the most unique landscapes on earth. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed adventure holiday or a quirky city break, Iceland has plenty to keep you busy. Book your flights to Iceland today and discover this rugged country for yourself.
If your main reason for traveling to Iceland is to see the Northern Lights, book your tickets between February and March or September and October when the phenomenon is at its most active. February and March are also the months when you’re most likely to spot whales off the country’s coastline.
If you travel to the country in the winter, be prepared for long, dark nights and short, cold days. Although these arctic conditions aren’t great for outdoor activities, except for skiing, they can make for a cozy, festive stay and a unique experience.
Summers in Iceland are brief but beautiful. The island bursts into life in June, July and August with almost endless sunlight giving Iceland a unique, almost surreal, feel. If you want to go hiking, horse riding, biking or kayaking, these warmer months are the perfect time to book your Cheap Flights to Iceland.
The more flexible you can be when looking for Cheap Flights to Iceland, the easier it will be to find a great deal.
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The busiest airport in Iceland is Keflavík International. Located around 30 miles southwest of Reykjavik and two miles from the small town of Keflavik, it’s the main entry point for international passengers traveling to the country. The most regular flights from the US to Iceland depart from New York and Boston while Seattle-Tacoma, Washington-Dulles and Denver also offer regular direct services.
Buses and taxis connect the airport to Reykjavik and destinations in the surrounding area.
The main domestic airport serving the Icelandic capital is Reykjavik Airport. Located just over a mile from a city center, if offers regular services to the country’s regional air hubs.
If you’re traveling to the north of the country, you may well touch down at Akureyri Airport. An important center for fishing, Akureyri is a great destination for those who want to experience an authentic slice of Icelandic life.
A number of airlines offer non-stop flights from US airports to Iceland.
Reykjavik is small and easy to navigate on foot. There are few parts of the city that are more than a 30-minute walk from the center, making it easy to explore this exciting capital. If you want to get from A to B a little faster, buses, taxis and a bike share scheme are also available.
If you want to go further afield, the easiest way to travel is by rental car. Some bus routes also connect Reykjavik with towns and attractions on the island or you can fly to a regional airport near your destination.
Great nightlife, a vibrant food scene and exciting contemporary culture make Reykjavik a fantastic city break destination. Take in a concert at the Harpa event center on the waterfront, learn about Icelandic culture at the National Museum and visit the iconic Hallgrímskirkja, the city’s famous church.
Located in theCanyonof Hvítá in southwest Iceland, the Gullfoss waterfall is one of the most popular attractions in the country. The most picturesque way to reach the falls is by foot. Hikes can last up to a day and take you through some of Iceland’s most dramatic countryside.
No trip to Iceland would be complete without a visit to the Blue Lagoon. This naturally heated pool is open throughout the year; however, you’ll need to book your visit well in advance as tickets are limited.
US citizens don’t need a visa to enter Iceland for trips of 90 days or less.
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