Cheap flights to Iceland

Cheap Flights to Iceland

A sparsely populated Nordic island country, Iceland is currently in the midst of a tourist boom. Visitors come to experience the pristine natural beauty of Iceland's craggy mountains, ancient glaciers, sparkling glacial lakes and rivers, and impressive waterfalls. Iceland's climate, though characterized by long and cold winters, is surprisingly mild for its latitude due to the effects of the North Atlantic Current. Start planning your Nordic adventure by using Skyscanner's flight search feature to find the cheapest flights to Iceland.

What to Do in Iceland

Don't be afraid to wander from Reykjavík while visiting Iceland. Though the capital itself is a great place to sightsee and explore, you should also try to visit some of Iceland's stunning National Parks. Just 40 km from Reykjavík you'll find Thingvellir National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park sits in a rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Vatnajökull National Park and Snæfellsjökull National Park are also popular among tourists.

No trip to Iceland would be complete without a dip in the Blue Lagoon, an outdoor geothermal spa of milky blue pools that lies in the middle of a lava field. Once you've finished relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, why not stop for some of the best pizza in Iceland? Finally, as sunset approaches, get ready to look up and take in the stunning display that is the Northern Lights.

Best Time to Fly to Iceland

Summer, with its warmer temperatures and long days, is generally the prime time for tourism in Iceland. Long nights and freezing temperatures can make it hard to visit and explore Iceland in the winter, but are often braved by those wishing to see the Northern Lights. If you're not interested in being too cold but still want to see the Northern Lights, consider visiting in September or March. You can easily find the best deals on hotels in Iceland with Skyscanner for any month of the year.

Airports in Iceland

Keflavík International Airport (KEF), the largest airport in Iceland, handles most of the country's international air traffic. Keflavík Airport is the main hub for WOW air and Icelandair, and is also served by British Airways and EasyJet. Inside Keflavík Airport you'll find shops, restaurants, and currency exchanges. The airport also offers free Wi-Fi. Keflavík Airport is located just outside of Keflavík and only 50 km from Reykjavík. If you want the best deal on transportation from Keflavík Airport, simply use Skyscanner's car rental feature.

Tips for Canadians Travelling to Iceland

As Iceland is a Schengen area country, Canadians do not need a tourist visa for stays up to 90 days. All that is required is a valid passport which must continue to be valid for at least three months from the expected date of departure from Iceland or another Schengen area country. If your passport meets these requirements, then you'll have no trouble traversing into Iceland.

From the stark, rugged beauty of Iceland's interior mountains, glaciers, and lava fields, to the green coastal lowlands, the 18th largest island in the world is a joy to discover.

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