- Approximately five hours from the east coast; seven hours from the west coast
- Northern lights sightings are at a 10 year peak
- Midnight sun (24 hours of sunlight) during the summer months
- The cosmopolitan, cultural capital city of Reykjavik
- Mild year-round temperatures
- World famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa
- Otherworldly landscapes, from lava fields to glacial lagoons
- Endless outdoor and nature activity options throughout the Icelandic countryside
We were hoping you’d ask! Iceland is not only ideal as a final destination, but also for an Icelandair Stopover up to seven nights at no additional airfare on your way to Europe, making it a hot destination no matter which month you decide to fly Icelandair and visit the country we call home!
If it’s culture and city-life you’re looking for, Reykjavik, just a 40 minute coach ride from Keflavik Airport, combines sophistication with charm and cordiality (and yes, mostly everyone speaks English in addition to Icelandic!), making Iceland’s capital one of the world's most fashionable hot spots. The city is well-known for its legendary nightlife, including the ever-burgeoning music scene, to some of the world’s top restaurants serving up local delicacies including seafood and Icelandic lamb. During the day you can visit any of the numerous galleries and museums scattered through town, covering everything from famous works of art, to Icelandic history. Also, don’t forget, with swimming being one of Iceland’s national pastimes, going for a swim in any of the city’s thermal pools, which are open to the public, is a great way to assimilate yourself with the people and culture of Iceland.
Equally spectacular is Iceland’s outdoor adventures awaiting outside the city limits. While the country perfectly blends modern technology with ancient traditions, Icelandic culture is interminably and irrevocably linked to its otherworldly nature. Situated on tectonic plates of both the European and North American continents, Iceland continually shifts and drifts apart, leaving violent yet beautiful scars on the landscape. Many call it the “Land of Fire & Ice”, and with its mixture of stark and surreal landscapes, from volcanoes and lava fields to glacial lagoons, it’s a fitting description. Speaking of lagoons, a trip to Iceland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Blue Lagoon, located midway between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik. This ever-popular destination is a geothermal spa created by the output of a nearby geothermal power plant. Its unique warm mineral-rich waters, milky blue in color, are known to be very beneficial to your skin with its natural healing powers. If you visit Iceland during a winter’s night, you will hopefully experience the northern lights, visible on many a clear night. These magnificent displays of colors dancing quietly across a starry sky, along with all this and everything else Iceland has to offer, is an experience you won’t only forget, but will want to experience over and over again.
Good to know
- Icelandair’s flights to Iceland arrive in the Leifur Eiriksson Terminal of Keflavik International Airport, situated about 40 miles southwest of Reykjavik. Convenient transfers to Reykjavik hotels via Flybus; rental cars and taxis also available.
- Icelandair offers all passengers to other Icelandair destinations in Europe a Stopover in Iceland – up to seven nights – at no additional airfare.
- Air Iceland, the domestic airline, has a terminal in downtown Reykjavik with services to numerous towns throughout Iceland as well as to Greenland and the Faroe Islands.