This summer, Icelandair will offer direct flights to Akureyri Airport via Keflavík International Airport, making it easy to travel to Iceland’s ‘Capital of the North’ from many of Icelandair’s European and North American gateways. With these flights, customers can bypass travelling to Akureyri via Reykjavik domestic airport, saving both time and money.
These flights run 2 times a week from June until September with a departure from Keflavík Airport at 16:20, arriving in Akureyri at 17:10. Returning flights from Akureyri depart at 14:30, arriving at Keflavik Airport at 15:20.
Flight times have been scheduled to provide quick connections with many of Icelandair’s international flights to and from North America (Boston, New York, Orlando, Seattle, Washington and Halifax) and Europe (Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, and Oslo).
These flights are only bookable as part of an international flight to and from Iceland with Icelandair.
Akureyri is Iceland’s second largest urban area after the capital area of Reykjavík, with a population of about 17,500. A naturally beautiful town, it is situated on one of the longest fjords in the country and features a mild climate with summer temperatures up to 25°C.
So why travel to Akureyri? It provides the perfect mix of culture, nature and adventure. You can spend time wandering the quaint shops and cafes then enjoy fishing, hiking or even skiing all in the same day. You can relax in the local geothermal pools and play a round of golf under the midnight sun. In the evening try one of the numerous restaurants specializing in seafood, Icelandic lamb and other local delicacies.
In addition, Akureyri makes the perfect base for exploring many of Iceland’s most famous natural wonders. The easily accessible Myvatn area is home to one of Iceland’s most beautiful lakes and geological wonders. Also nearby are Jökulsár-gljúfur National Park and the village of Husavik, known for its whale watching trips. From Akureyri you can also take a short flight or the ferry to the Grímsey island and step across the Arctic Circle!