Thursday, February 07, 2008


Planning a trip to Iceland? Here’s some tips for hotels and flights, particulaily if you are connecting from Copenhagen in Denmark, or travelling on to maybe Greenland via Iceland.

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Iceland is easily reached via air and the international airport is Keflavík, in the southwest of the country about 40 km from Reykjavík with regular services by Iceland Express and Icelandair departing from Denmark and Copenhagen or London Stansted or Heathrow. The airport itself is quite boring; so if you need to stop a long time for a connection you should make sure to bring some entertainment.

There is an airport transfer bus service (called the FlyBus) between and Reykjavík and the airport bus terminal via various hotels (1100 Kr [1200Kr from 01 Jan 07], 45 minutes). A return is 300 Kr cheaper than 2 singles.

Another great option is to take the bus which stops at the Blue Lagoon either to or from the airport, then continues every half hour or so to Reykjavík. Taxi’s are expensive, costing an amazing 9500 krona (approximately US$150) and that’s official metered costs !! Nonstop flights on Icelandair are available at the best value from the U.S. and Canada, with gateways in New York City, Boston, Halifax, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, and Baltimore/Washington.

Destinations beyond Iceland include most major European cities (i.e. Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Helsinki, London, Oslo, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, and Stockholm, with newly-added cities Bergen and Gothenburg), with Icelandair's hub-and-spoke network connecting via Keflavík in Iceland. (Please note that some destinations are seasonal.)

You can also stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare on your way to or from Europe. That's two destinations for the price of one! Another option is the low cost airline Iceland Express which flies from Copenhagen and London (Stansted) to Keflavik (with additional service during the summer month to Frankfurt-Hahn, Berlin Schönefeld, Friedrichshafen, Alicante, Gothenburg and Stockholm Arlanda). New connections have been added in 2007 from Copenhagen directly to Akureyri and Egilsstadir.

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