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Looking for cheap airfare to Iceland? 25% of our users found tickets to Iceland for the following prices or less: From Vancouver Intl C$ 696 one-way - C$ 1,167 round-trip
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If you are flying to Iceland to witness the Reykjavik Art Festival that runs from late May to early June, please note that you will be forced to dig deeper into your pockets for the airfare. During this art festival period, most travellers from different parts of the world, Canada and the USA included, book their flights to Iceland. This leads to a dramatic rise in demand for flights to Iceland. With the increasing demand, airfares for most airlines are likely to increase.
Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is one of the major airports that can serve as your destination airport, especially if your destinations are within the city centre. If you are deplaning from a late-night flight at KEF, please consider spending your night in the onsite Hotel Aurora. This onsite hotel will save you from the hassle of seeking suitable accommodation in the streets of Keflavik late at night.
Besides KEF and Reykjavík International Airport (RKV), travellers from Canada to Iceland can also use the well-equipped Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL) airport in Norway as their destination airport. OSL airport has the highest number of flights from Canada than RKV and KEF.
There are two airports servicing the capital of Iceland. However, all international flights arrive at Keflavik Airport (KEF), the main international airport in Iceland which is located about 50 km southwest of Reykjavik.
National Icelandic carriers such as Icelandair and Air Iceland offer domestic flights departing from Reykjavik Airport (RKV), the main domestic airport located just 3 km from the city centre.
If you'd like to explore the northern parts of Iceland, consider flying into Akureyri Airport (AEY) in North Iceland. From there you can rent a car and set out to see the Asbyrgi Canyon.
To explore the remote Westfjords peninsula in Iceland's northwestern region, consider flying into Isafjorour Airport (IFJ), where you can rent a car to start your trip around the fjords.
If you want to visit Iceland's eastern coastline and Vatnajokull National Park, you can catch a flight to Egilsstaoir Airport (EGS). Air Iceland offers regular flights between Egilsstaoir and Reykjavik.
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To connect from KEF to the city centre, consider boarding either a taxi or a bus. Although taxis offer the fastest option, buses would offer a cheaper option. You should note that Iceland has a Public Bus System that runs Bus 55, which plies the KEF to Reykjavik route. You will just locate BUS 55 sign outside your terminal and board it at the city's main bus terminal.
Besides being the main hub of Iceland's international flights, the airport also receives travellers connecting to Iceland's neighbours, such as Norway and Greenland. Norway is located about 1,612 km (1,002 miles) from KE, while Greenland is located about 1,175 km (730 miles) from KEF.
Be aware that the Icelandic Transport Authority applies European standards to car seat safety. If you are planning to rent a car after your flight to Iceland, you should check to ensure that your car seat meets these standards. You can also rent a car seat with the rental company. You should use a rear-facing infant car seat for children under the age of 2, a car seat with an internal harness for children up to 18 kg, and a booster seat for children up to 36 kg.
The national carriers Icelandair and Air Canada offer direct flights to Keflavik International Airport (KEF), which is Iceland's main international airport. Icelandair's direct flights depart from Vancouver (YVR), Edmonton (YEG), Halifax (YHZ), Toronto (YYZ) and Montreal (YUL), whereas Air Canada offers non-stop flights from Montreal and Toronto. Departing from any other Canadian city will involve a layover.
Iceland is a member of the European Union and lies within the borders of the Schengen area. Canadian passport holders staying in Iceland for less than 90 days do not need a visa. Be aware that the 90-day limit applies to the entire Schengen area. If you plan on visiting multiple countries in the Schengen area and the cumulative length of your stay exceeds 90 days, you will have to apply for a visa within the countries that you are travelling to. Your passport should be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of your departure from Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon is just 20 min from Keflavik Airport near Reykjavik and is easily accessible by road. The airport is well connected to the road network, so you can reach the Blue Lagoon within 15 min by taking Highway 41 when leaving the airport. Busses bound for the Blue Lagoon leave Keflavik Airport every hour and a return transfer costs 5,500 ISK (approximately 60 CAD).
An average direct flight from Canada to Iceland takes 20h 26m, covering a distance of 4362 km. The most popular route is Toronto - Reykjavik with an average flight time of 5h 20m.
The cheapest ticket to Iceland from Canada found in the last 72 hours was C$ 288 one-way, and C$ 383 round-trip. The most popular route is Toronto Pearson Intl to Reykjavik Keflavik Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was C$ 652.
Icelandair, Air Canada & Lufthansa fly the most frequently from Canada to Iceland. The most popular route is from Toronto to Reykjavik, and Icelandair, Air Canada and Lufthansa fly this route the most.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Reykjavik (100% of total searches to Iceland).
Icelandair, Air Canada and Lufthansa have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Iceland. Confirm policies on booking site.
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