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Iceland Getting There - International Travel
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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.

Iceland 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    Paris.
  It takes 3 hours and 45 minutes traveling from Iceland to    Frankfurt. 
  It takes 5 hours and 30 minutes traveling from Iceland to New    York.
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.

Airport facilities

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 offered.

Depature Tax

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.

Smyril 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, Cunard, Princess, Seabourn and Silversea.
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Icelandair Iceland's national airport.