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Cheap Flights to Reykjavik

Cheap Flights to Reykjavik

If you want a unique getaway, put Reykjavik on your list. This urban population, with only 200,000 people, make up most of Iceland's population. With its colorful homes, eclectic style, and great dining, you are destined to enjoy the quirky yet wholesome hospitality of this tiny volcanic island destination. If you are searching for a cheap flight to Reykjavik, use Skyscanner's search tool to find the best time to fly.

Reykjavik Travel Guide

Getting to Reykjavik

For international flights, Reykjavik is served by the Keflavík International Airport, situated 50 kilometers outside of the city.

Icelandair has flights from Toronto, Edmonton, Halifax, and Vancouver, and offers free layovers up to 7 nights of you are flying between North America and Europe.

You need a passport that is valid for three months from its expiration, and you do not need a visa if you are traveling for up to 90 days.

What to Do in Reykjavik

In this compact city, walking is a great way to see the sights. The pathway system was designed with pedestrians in mind, and drivers are respectful. The houses are colorful and unique. They are a true feast for the eyes. Take a detour through the Reykjavík Botanical Gardensto see some of the plants and shrubs that are native to Iceland.

From the city centre, you can easily access number art galleries and museums. Visit the National Gallery of Iceland, which boasts a large collection of works. See art by 19th and 20th century Icelandic artists, as well as some works by Munsch, Picasso, and more. As the name suggests, the Volcano House documents the Icelandic volcanoes that helped form the island and continue to do so even today.

To experience nature at its finest, consider a horseback riding excursion, a visit to lava flows, or a whale watching tour. Hiking Mount Vífilsfell is popular with both tourists and locals and offers stunning views of Reykjavik and Mount Esjan. If all that walking has left you tired, take a soak in one of Reykjavik's famous geo-thermal hot springs.

Reykjavik also offers a wealth of places to eat, chat, and relax. You can find a mix of traditional restaurants, gastropubs, and bistros for every palate and budget. You can use Skyscanner to find a hotel room in Reykjavik to lay your sleepy head.

When to Visit Reykjavik

When talking about weather Reykjavik, you can never be sure of what you will get. One minute is sunny and can change into wind and rain. Generally, temperatures in Reykjavík are moderate - never too cold and never too hot. Winter can be extremely windy and sees very little daylight, while summer has the midnight sun, which can be a difficult adjustment. You can see the Northern Lights from September until April.  Whenever you go, be sure to pack layers.

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