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Flights to Iceland

Why visit Iceland?

 

Iceland is one of those bucket-list destinations; it has a remarkable landscape made up of gorges, waterfalls, black beaches, hot springs, geysers, volcanoes, and mountains, and spending your time exploring the terrain is bound to create memories that last a lifetime. Added to that, the history and the culture of the Icelandic people is fascinating, and worth investigating. The more you learn of the country’s Nordic roots, and its progressive and friendly people, the more you’ll be itching to book a return trip.

 

Things to do in Iceland

 

Reykjavik is the capital of the country, and the best starting point for a tour of this country. See the Hallgrimskirkja church, and head to the top floor where you can glimpse a great view of the city. Then go to the Laugavegur district, where there are lots of boutique Icelandic stores, where you can pick up something unique, or try and bag a bargain in the Kolaportid Flea Market. Make sure you visit the National Museum of Iceland, which will give you a great understanding on the history and culture of this country. You can also see some of nature’s most incredible fauna from this city; for example boat trips along the coast will allow you to spot whales swimming in the local waters.

 

Just outside the city is one of Iceland’s most iconic attractions; the Blue Lagoon of Grindavik, where the water is a pale blue, with water sitting around 37°C -- a toasty treat no matter the season. Then cool down by visiting the glaciers of the country; in the south you can find Vatnajokull National Park, which is home to some of the most spectacular ice caves. Or if you aren’t a fan of the cold, keep warm by visiting more geothermal pools in Dyngjufjoll region of this same national park. The waterfalls of Iceland are also worth a look, with the most photographed being Selfoss and Hafragilsfross, both of which can summon up rainbows in the sunlight.

 

Of course, one of the biggest highlights of flying to this country is seeing the remarkable Aurora Borealis dance across the sky in the middle of winter. Iceland is a huge hot spot for travellers hoping to see nature’s most famous light show.

 

Best time to visit Iceland

 

·         Choosing when to visit Iceland will depend on what you’d most like to do. The winter months of November through to February are great if you don’t mind the dark or the cold (there are lows of -3°C!), and want to make the most of the hot springs and the glorious Northern Lights.

 

·         Otherwise summer is best, when the days are long, and the temperature rises to a fairly mild 13-15°C. With 24 hours of sunlight in this peak season, you can get plenty of sightseeing in!

 

Flights to Iceland

 

·         All international flights come into the Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport (KEF), situated in Iceland’s cool capital city, Reykjavik.

 

·         Since a flight to Reykjavik will involve at least two layovers, you can leave from any major city in Australia. Expect the flights to be diverted through cities like Vancouver (YVR), Toronto (YYZ), Dubai (DXB), or Doha (DOH).

 

·         When you book your flights to Iceland, you will likely fly with Air Canada, Qantas, Emirates, Icelandair, United, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Thai Airways, SAS, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Air France, Finnair, Virgin Australia, Delta, Qatar airways, Etihad Airways, British Airays and Lufthansa.

 

Currency

 

·         Icelandic Krona (ISK).

 

Visa requirements

 

·         Generally, you won’t need a visa to enter Iceland if you’re an Australian passport holder, but it’s worth double checking the Smart Traveller portal, and the advice page on Iceland to double check any changes to these conditions before you set off on your travels.

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Please note that information is correct as of October 2016

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