HOW TO GET TO ICELAND: AIRPORTS AND FLIGHTS TO ICELAND
Due to the island’s distance from the main shipping routes, air services are increasingly developing. Iceland’s main airport is Keflavík international airport, which is located about 50 km from Reykjavik. Iceland is connected with the most important European capitals and with some destinations in the United States and Canada. Flight times from Iceland to Europe vary between two and four hours. Domestic flights and flights to Greenland and the Faroe Islands depart from Reykjavík airport and are operated by Air Iceland.
FLIGHTS FROM EUROPE
The best option to get to Iceland from Europe are Icelandair flights to Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport (KEF). This airline has seasonal flights (in summer) directed from the main European airports. In fact, it connects Reykjavík with flights departing from the airports of Amsterdam, London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, etc.
HOW TO GET TO ICELAND: FERRIES TO ICELAND
International Transport: The country via the port of Seyðisfjörður – located along the east coast of the island – is connected by ferries with Denmark (Hirtshals) and the Faroe Islands (Tórshavn). This connection is managed by the ferry company Smyril Line.
Internal Transport: There are ferries that connect the main island with the small inhabited islands of Heimaey, located along the southern coast, and those of Hrísey and Grímsey, located along the northern coast.
BUS AND CAR ON THE ISLAND
The island has a fair network of bus connections that connects the main towns of the island with the capital Reykjavìk.
The country has about 5,000 km of paved roads and as many kilometers of dirt roads. The rental car is the best way to visit the island. Remember that if you want to visit the interior of the country, off the main roads, you will need a four-wheel drive car.