Airfare to Reykjavik, Iceland
The largest city in Iceland – and its capital – Reykjavik is the destination of most flights into Iceland. Reykjavik is well known for its high prices, amazing nightlife and friendly residents.
Airfare to Reykjavik will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider combining a trip there with a trip to London, England, or somewhere else Icelandair flies. Icelandair often offers free or cheap stopovers in Iceland for people booked on continuing flights.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England or another major gateway city. Because there are more connecting flights within Europe on low budget airlines versus direct flights, you can save some cash. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Icelandair is the national airline, based in Reykjavik. It controls most of the flights coming into Iceland. However, no-frills airline Iceland Express is also based in Iceland’s capital, and offers flights from elsewhere in Scandinavia, as does British Airways.
The most expensive air tickets to Reykjavik are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail and backpacker season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into London and traveling overland to Reykjavik via ferry
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Reykjavik, check out BootsnAll’s Reykjavik Travel Guide.