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Getting to Iceland

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We can offer seats on any airline flying into Iceland and will find you the best price available at the time of booking. The following routes are available between the UK and Iceland

  • Gatwick-Keflavik – operated by Icelandair & easyJet
  • Gatwick-Akureyri – operated by easyJet (winter only)
  • Heathrow-Keflavik – operated by Icelandair & British Airways
  • Stansted-Keflavik – operated by Play & easyJet
  • Luton-Keflavik – operated by easyJet
  • Bristol-Keflavik – operated by easyJet
  • Manchester-Keflavik – operated by Icelandair & easyJet
  • Belfast-Keflavik – operated by easyJet
  • Glasgow-Keflavik – operated by Icelandair
  • Edinburgh-Keflavik – operated by easyJet

Peace of Mind

When you book flights through us, you receive all the advantages of booking a packaged holiday with an ATOL-protected tour operator, plus our unique industry-leading 100% guarantee of no surcharges.  However, should you wish to book your own flights, we would be very happy to simply look after your holiday arrangements within Iceland. If you wish to travel on a flight to Iceland from outside the UK we would be delighted to arrange appropriate flights.

Iceland’s International Airport

Keflavik Airport is Iceland’s international hub, located around 45 mins drive from Reykjavik. The terminal can be busy, especially during the summer months, and we recommend arriving two to three hours prior to flight departure time.

Domestic Flights

Icelandair operate services between the main communities within Iceland; the ‘hub’ is Reykjavik City Airport with regular flights to Akureyri, Isafjordur, Egilsstadir, Grimsey and the Westman Islands (using twin-prop aircraft).   We can also book flights by the airline Eagle Air, from Reykjavik to Hofn, Husavik and the Westman Islands.

Flights to Greenland

We offer trips to Greenland using Icelandair flights from Reykjavik City or Keflavik Airport to Kulusuk, Ilulissat, Narsarsuaq and Nuuk. Services are mostly operated by Dash 7 or Fokker Friendship twin-prop aircraft. We can also arrange travel via Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq and Narsarsuaq with Air Greenland.

General Travel Information

Icelandair – Free baggage allowance on Icelandair, for those travelling in Economy class, is usually 1 x checked-in bag at 23kg per passenger and 1 x cabin bag at 10kg per passenger (in addition to one small personal item). This increases if you are traveling in Economy Comfort or Saga class.

Easyjet – One piece of carry on baggage no larger than 56 x 45 x 25cm (including wheels) is included in the basic fare price. All checked-in baggage will incur an additional cost depending on the size and weight of the bags. This can be pre-paid and is usually less expensive than paying at check-in.

For up-to-date details on hand luggage restrictions and charges, please speak to our Travel Specialists.

Your passport must be valid for 3 months for Iceland and 6 months elsewhere, following your arrival at the foreign destination.

From mid-2025, all British passport holders travelling to the EU and/or Schengen area, for up to 90 days, will be required to hold an EU Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS). The ETIAS is valid for up to three years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first, and only one ETIAS per person is required to visit all member countries. If your trip will be longer than 90 days you will require a Schengen Visa.

Online ETIAS applications cost €7 per person and in most cases will be authorised within minutes of applying. Applicants under the age of 18 or over the age of 70 will receive their ETIAS free of charge. Please note that your ETIAS must be confirmed at least 96 hours prior to travel. For more information please visit:

At the time of going to press, no inoculations were required for visitors to Iceland. However it is recommended that you check your tetanus and polio immunisations are up to date.

Whether you insure through Discover the World or not, it is very important that anyone traveling to Europe carries a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), these cards are free if obtained from the NHS. For details please click here.

In accordance with EU legislation, we are required to draw your attention to restrictions concerning the import of food items which cannot be brought into the EU (including the UK), from outside the EU. For details please click here.