Daily flights from the US to Iceland to begin in May

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Svanhildur Sif Halldórsdóttir

Svanhildur Sif Halldórsdóttir

Iceland will be the first European country to open its borders to vaccinated Americans.

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The American airline, Delta Air Lines, announced today that they will begin daily, non-stop flights between Iceland and three American cities in May. 

3-Day Small-Group Tour from Reykjavík | Golden Circle, South Coast, Glacier Hike, & Ice Caves
Photo: 3-Day Small-Group Tour | Golden Circle, South Coast, Glacier Hike, & Ice Caves

The announcement was made in response to the news that Iceland will be the first country in Europe to accept certificates of vaccination from countries outside the Schengen Area. The proposed opening of the border is set to take place on April 6th. 

The three hubs in the US which will have direct flights to Iceland are New York, Boston, and Minneapolis. 

Flights from New York to Iceland

A daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) will resume on May 1st after a long pause. The proposed flight schedule is as follows:

Route FlightDepartureArrivalOperating Days
JFK-KEF24610:15pm8:05amDaily
KEF-JFK24711:15am1:15pmDaily
3-Day Guided Minibus Tour | Golden Circle & South Coast with Snorkelling & Glacier Hiking
Photo: 3-Day Guided Minibus Tour | Golden Circle & South Coast with Snorkelling & Glacier Hiking

Flights from Boston to Iceland

Delta will begin a new daily service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Keflavík International Airport (KEF) on May 20th. The schedule is as follows:

Route FlightDepartureArrivalOperating Days
BOS-KEF26610:25pm7:45amDaily
KEF-BOS26710:15am12:00pmDaily

Flights from Minneapolis to Iceland

Flights will also resume again between Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and Iceland’s Keflavík International Airport (KEF) on May 27th. You can find the proposed schedule below:

Route FlightDepartureArrivalOperating Days
MSP-KEF2608:45pm7:55amDaily
KEF-MSP2619:30am11:00amDaily

Visiting Iceland in 2021

Photo: 3-Day Guided Minibus Tour | Golden Circle & South Coast with Snorkelling & Glacier Hiking

As one of the least densely populated countries in the world, Iceland is the perfect getaway for guests looking for wide, open spaces and few crowds.

You can travel on your own with one of Traveo’s many Self-Drive Tours or get a Private Guide to take you around the country. 

Explore the beautiful Golden Circle sightseeing route or discover the wonders of Iceland’s South Coast. You can explore the tiny town of Húsavík, made famous in Will Ferrell’s Eurovision Movie, or visit the volcanic island of Vestmannaeyjar

Entry to the Mývatn Nature Baths in North Iceland
Photo: Entry to the Mývatn Nature Baths in North Iceland

Iceland is also the perfect place for those looking for adventure. Here, you can snowmobile on top of a glacier or swim between tectonic plates on a snorkelling tour. Icelanders also know how to relax, and you will find many geothermal spas dotted around the country. 

On one day, you can explore the newly formed lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula (or even visit the volcano if it is still erupting when you come). And the next day, step inside a natural ice cave in a glacier. This is, after all, the Land of Fire and Ice.

If you are looking for something specific, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can tailor-make the perfect holiday in Iceland for you.

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