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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. 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.
Note some travel restrictions may apply due to Covid-19, you can check 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 and foreign travel agencies/tour operators.
Currently (year 2020) there is one international operator flying directly to Akureyri from destinations in Holland:

Voigt Travel. The Dutch tour-operator offered flights to Akureyri. The last flights were summer 2019 (from 27th May till 9th September) but due to Covid-19 all flight for the winter 2020 (planned February to March) and summer 2020 as well as 2021 have been cancelled. When flights will begin again has not been released. 
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 during summer but Thursdays and Mondays during winter.

From Keflavík to Akureyri

You must take a bus or a 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 www.icelandair.is/en. 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 www.norlandair.is/en/ 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 www.airgreenland.dk

Ferry
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: www.smyril-line.com.