How to get there: International travel

Flights to Iceland Many airlines offer scheduled routes to Iceland - to Keflavík International Airport (in south of Iceland) from destination all over

International Travel

Flights to Iceland

Many airlines offer scheduled routes to Iceland - to Keflavík International Airport (in south of Iceland) from destination all over e.g. Europe and USA. 
A list of airlines and destinations can be viewed on Keflavik Airports homepage. Connecting flights to international flights from Keflavík Airport to Akureyri Airport are available 4 times a week from October through May (2019), for further information visit Air Iceland Connect and look for more details further down on this page. Another option is to travel into Reykjavík city and from there to Akureyri via Reykjavík domestic airport to Akureyri airport (a 30 min flight) or by road (aprox 400 km/5 hrs, by bus or other organized transport). For further details regarding domestic travel look here.

Akureyri International Airport is the only international airport in North Iceland. The airport has scheduled flights to several locations in Iceland including Reykjavik in the South, Grimsey Island in North as well as Thorshofn and Vopnafjordur in the East. There is international scheduled flights to Greenland which is serviced by Norlandair.
There are also many different international charter flights on offer from Akureyri throughout the year which are planned by local travel agencies.
Currently (year 2019) there are two companies offering flights to Akureyri from destinations in Britain and Holland:

Superbreak is offering short break packages (3 or 4 nights packages) during winter to Akureyri from several destination in Britain, flight schedule can be viewed on Superbreaks webpage. Flights are on Mondays and Fridays from beginning of December 2018 till middle of March 2019 from various destinations. 
Voigt Travel. 
The Dutch tour-operator is offering flights to Akureyri as of next summer from 27th. May till 9th. September 2019 and also next winter from December 2019 to March 2020. With over 30 years of experience, the tour-operator has been offering trips to the Nordic countries, including Finland, Norway and Sweden. In total there will be seats for 2400 passengers flying from Rotterdam to Akureyri. Flights are on Mondays.

Direct Flights through Keflavík to Akureyri

Air Iceland is operating direct domestic flights between Keflavik and Akureyri in connection to international flights via Keflavik. Customers can book the whole trip to/from Akureyri, making it easy to travel to/from Akureyri from most international destinations. 

Flights will be operated from October til end of May (2018 and 2019), up to four times a week for further details visit: Air Iceland Connect webpage

Another option is to take a bus/car from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavik Domestic Airport and fly from there to Akureyri. There are different options to get between the Terminals (Keflavík and Reykjavik). You can take the Flybus, taxi or rent a car. It is about 45 minutes drive between the terminals and the flight to Akureyri with AirIceland to Akureyri is about 30 minutes The domestic terminal is an easy going for domestic flights, check-in is aprox 45 min prior to departure and all handling is quick and easy.

Flights to Greenland from Akureyri

Norlandair is operating a scheduled route to the east coast of Greenland from Akureyri. For bookings or more information visit or via phone +354 414 6960 (Norlandair).
Other important notes. The helicopter from Constable Point to Ittoqqortoormiit is booked seperately on Air Greenland‘s website


A ferry connection is available between Iceland and the European mainland. The ferry connects Denmark, The Faroe islands and the village Seydisfjordur in the East of Iceland. For further information visit:

Travel Agencies

For bookings or information contact one of the local travel agencies.


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