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Several airlines fly to Iceland from Europe and North America. Most Iceland-bound vacationers fly Icelandair (see photo).
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When you buy a roundtrip ticket to fly between Europe and North America on Icelandair, you are entitled to a free stopover in Iceland (up to 7 days) to experience the country.
For instance, instead of flying from Boston to Paris, you would fly from Boston to Reykjavik, spend three days there, and then continue your flight to Paris. Or do the reverse.
Icelandair serves 30 cities including:
America: Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York, Minneapolis, Orlando, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Canada: Halifax and Toronto. Europe: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Hamburg, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, and Stockholm.
Click Icelandair to go directly to its website to view its route map, fares, and booking information.
Air Berlin, British Airways, Delta, Iceland Express, SAS, and United.
It's about 50 kilometers (35 miles) away and normally takes around 50 minutes.
Bus via taxi
An airport bus meets all arrivals and departures - and will drop you off at Reykjavik hotels and some guest houses. Most visitors choose the bus because its one-way fare is about $16 dollars or 12 euros compared to about $110 dollars or 90 euros for a taxi.
Blue Lagoon stopover
Some tour companies (including Iceland Excursions) operate a shuttle bus service that allows you to spend time at the Hillman Wonder medal wining Blue Lagoon while you are traveling from the international airport to Reykjavik - or in the reverse direction. Your luggage is stored safely in the luggage compartment while you enjoy the site.
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