Getting There - International Travel
The national airline, Icelandair
(FI) (website: www.icelandair.net),
operates direct flights all year round to Reykjavík (Keflavík)
from Amsterdam, Baltimore, Orlando, Oslo, Paris,Copenhagen, Boston,
Halifax, Frankfurt, Glasgow, London, Minneapolis, New York, Stockholm
and Washington, plus other destinations in the summertime only.
Express flies from Frankfurt Hahn, London and Copenhagen. Other
(mainly Scandinavian) carriers also operate services.
Approximate flight times
Approximate times are as follows:
It takes 3 hours traveling from Iceland to London.
It takes 3 hours and 25 minutes traveling from Iceland to
It takes 3 hours and 45 minutes traveling from Iceland to
It takes 5 hours and 30 minutes traveling from Iceland to
Reykjavík International Airport
Reykjavík (Keflavík) (REK/KEF) is 51 kilometres (32
miles) southwest of Reykjavík (travel time is 45 minutes).
Transport to and from the airport
Flybus operates after
each flight, making trips to all main hotels in Reykjavík,
the camping ground, the youth hostel in Laugardalun and Icelandair's
domestic terminal. 1 way tickets are ISK 1,150, children aged 4
to 12 travel half price. A taxi service is also possible.
Duty free shops, banking and exchange facilities are open on arrival
of all Icelandair flights. An information desk, post office, restaurants
and bars and car hire (Budget, Avis, Europcar and Hertz) are also
There is a security fee of IKR 620 for all travellers over 12 years
of age (children ages 2 to 12 pay IKR 285), to be paid by all persons
departing from Iceland.
The main ports are Keflavik, Rekjavík and
Seyðisfjörður. There is no longer a direct service
between the United Kingdom and Iceland. Sea passengers must travel
from Aberdeen, with a 3 day stopover in the Faroe Islands on the
return journey. This is a costly and aggravating route, not advised
by travel agents. A few ferry companies also operate services to
Iceland from Germany, Denmark and Norway. Although the majority
of these are mainly cargo ships, they have comfortable and modern
facilities for passengers.
Line, the Faroe Island’s
ferry service, runs a weekly passenger and car ferry service between
the Shetland Islands, Norway, Denmark and Seyðisfjörður
in Iceland via the Faroe Island's during the summer months. Several
cruises also stop at Iceland. Operators include Crystal,
|| Iceland's national