Flight connections to Iceland
Posted on May 24, 2009 by cinzia
The International airport of Iceland is Keflavik, located on the Reykjanes peninsula. It is about 50km to the South West of Reykjavik. The internal flights or those directed to Greenland or to Fær Øer islands leave from Reykjavik national airport, located in the outskirts of the city.
On the North of the Island there’s Akureyri, mainly used for national flights, but also some international ones land here.
It is quite common to move by air in Iceland, especially during wintertime, as this means allows to keep the links among the different regions. Three small calls work on the Western Fiords (Bíldudalur, Ísafjörður and Gjögur), and some other on the Northern Coast (Sauðárkrókur, Þórshöfn, Vopnafjörður). The distant eastern areas have small airports at Egilsstadir and Höfn, while on the South Western Coast it is possible to reach by air both Selfoss and Bakki. Even the small main islands have a landing strip: Grímsey on the North, and Heimaey on the Vestmannaeyjar islands.
An example: in summertime, from Italy, you may reach Iceland by Icelandair direct connections from Malpensa airport; while from September till May there’s no direct flight.