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Travel to Iceland

Flying to Iceland

The national carrier is Icelandair (, which connects Reykjavík with major cities in Europe and North America. Other airlines that fly to Reykjavík include American Airlines, British Airways, easyJet and Play (Icelandic budget airline).

The major international airport is Keflavík International Airport, about 50km (31mi) southwest of Reykjavík. The drive between Keflavík and Reykjavík is about 45 minutes.

Keflavík International should not be confused with Reykjavík Airport, which sits just 2km (1mi) from the city centre and is the main domestic airport.

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Keflavík International Airport




Keflavík International Airport is located about 50km (31mi) southwest of Reykjavík. The drive between the two places is about 45 minutes.


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Flight times

To Keflavík International Airport (south of Reykjavík): From London - 3 hours; New York - 5 hours 30 minutes.

Travelling to Iceland by Rail

Driving to Iceland

Getting to Iceland by boat

Cruise ships

Many cruises also call at Iceland. Fred Olsen (, P&O ( and Royal Caribbean ( are just three of the major operators that include the country on their itineraries.

Iceland has more than a dozen ports dotted along its coastline. Among them are Reykjavík (southwest), Ísafjörður (northwest), Akureyri (north), and Seyðisfjörður (east).

Ferry operators

Smyril Line ( operates a ferry service between Seyðisfjörður in Iceland, Hirtshals in Denmark and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands. The car ferry sails once a week.

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