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The world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavik boasts inspiring design and architecture, a rich arts and culture scene, and a host of outdoor activities and attractions. Its many museums, shops and restaurants, and vibrant nightlife options are sure to keep you entertained. The city experiences distinct summer and winter seasons. During the cold and wet winter months from November – March, the area is often blanketed in snow, and average temperatures drop to approximately 28 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll need to dress in warm, thermal clothing, so bring your winter essentials such as boots, gloves and hats, to be comfortable while enjoying the attractions during this time of the year. An abundance of festivals and slashed rates on flights and hotels make up for the dark atmosphere and cold, wet climate. Traveling in sleds is not only popular, but also the easiest way to commute during this time. The summer months from June – August promise long days with almost 20 hours of daily sunshine, a phenomenon called the midnight sun. Pleasant average temperatures of 45 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit make it the perfect time to enjoy a host of outdoor activities, camps and events. The Northern Lights can be viewed from September – April, but the best time to see them is around the vernal equinox in March or the autumnal equinox in September.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Reykjavik?

Users booking trips to Reykjavik from London found flights 94% cheaper than the average price of flights to Reykjavik. To find the cheapest price to Reykjavik from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Reykjavik?

The cheapest month to fly to Reykjavik from United States is in May. Flight prices, which tend to average around $418, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you are unable to visit Reykjavik during the month of May, then departing from United States during the month January is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $420.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Reykjavik?

The ideal time to book your flight to Reykjavik is 60 days in advance when prices tend to average $449. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Reykjavik at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as $298 in the past 72 hours.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Reykjavik?

The cheapest day to depart from United States to Reykjavik is on a Sunday when prices can be found for as low as $401. The most expensive day to fly to Reykjavik is Thursday, with ticket prices averaging around $458.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Reykjavik?

In the afternoon is the cheapest time of day to fly from United States to Reykjavik when you can find flight prices for as low as $260. Flying to Reykjavik in the afternoon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. Try not to purchase tickets at noon because they tend to be around $567. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

Is there an alternative airport near Reykjavik?

Those flying to Reykjavik could potentially find better pricing at Reykjavik Keflavik Intl Airport (25 mi from Reykjavik city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Reykjavik?

Reykjavik Domestic Airport has an average price of $797 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Reykjavik. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.


What are the current travel restrictions for Reykjavik?

Currently, Iceland travel restrictions include travel to Reykjavik. Entry restrictions

Iceland has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals of EEA Member States, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City, or the United Kingdom, or their families. Travelers with residence permits issued by Schengen Member States may still enter the country. Diplomats, healthcare professionals, humanitarian aid workers, military personnel, travelers who require international protection, and travelers on family emergencies may also enter the country.

Entry requirements

All travelers entering Iceland on their way to another Schengen Member State must have written confirmation of their permission to enter the other Schengen Member State. As of August 19, all passengers arriving in Iceland can choose either to be tested twice for COVID-19 (test fee is ISK 11,000, or ISK 9,000 if booked in advance, and the second test is free) or self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Children born in 2005 or later will be exempt from both testing and self-isolation. Residents of Iceland and travelers planning to stay for 10 days or more must take special precautions for the first 5 days on arrival, and must be tested for a second time, four to five days after arrival, even if they have already tested negative on arrival. Travelers will also be required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure. Further details and the form will be available at www.covid.is

Quarantine requirements

Starting from August 19, all people traveling to Iceland opting to test instead of the 14-day quarantine must be tested for a second time four to five days after arrival and must follow quarantine measures until the result of the second test is known.

If you are planning to travel to Reykjavik at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.


Reykjavik flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Reykjavik found recently by users on momondo
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Icelandair
Jan 12
BOS
Boston Logan Intl
5h 05m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
Jan 16
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
5h 50m
BOS
Boston Logan Intl
Icelandair
Apr 5
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 35m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
Apr 16
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
6h 00m
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Icelandair
Jan 12
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 35m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
Jan 16
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
6h 20m
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Icelandair
Jan 12
BOS
Boston Logan Intl
5h 05m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
Jan 16
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
5h 50m
BOS
Boston Logan Intl
Icelandair
Feb 3
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 35m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
Feb 13
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
6h 20m
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Icelandair
Apr 19
EWR
Newark
5h 30m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
Apr 28
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
6h 00m
EWR
Newark

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Reykjavik

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Multiple Airlines
Jan 17
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
42h 45m
3 stops
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
Icelandair
Jan 18
BOS
Boston Logan Intl
5h 05m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jan 17
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
22h 55m
2 stops
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl

Which airlines fly to Reykjavik?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Reykjavik

Direct international flights from the U.S. to Reykjavik are available from Delta Air Lines, WOW air, and Icelandair. A handful of other airlines fly this sector and offer flights with 1 or more stops. You can choose from jetBlue, SAS, Finnair, British Airways, Lufthansa, American Airlines, and Norwegian.


How to get from the airport to Reykjavik city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Reykjavik along with the distance from the city center

Keflavik Airport (KEF)

Also known as Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport, KEF is approximately 31 miles southwest of Reykjavik. Here are a few options for getting from the airport into the Reykjavik city center.

Buses

Gray Line Iceland operates the Airport Express service between KEF airport and Reykjavik. Buses leave from the airport 35 – 45 minutes after each scheduled arriving flight. To book a seat, head to the Gray Line Iceland sales office in the arrivals hall. The journey to the city center takes approximately 45 minutes, and a one-way fare is 2,400 ISK, while a round trip costs 3,900 ISK. With a similar journey time and departures, you may also choose Flybus, with buses from the airport to BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavik. The one-way fare on Flybus is 2,700 ISK. Strætó, the official public transport provider, operates local bus route #55 that runs from the airport to central Reykjavik, 9 times a day. The one-way fare is 460 ISK and travel time varies between 60 – 75 minutes, depending on the time of day. If you plan to rely on local buses for subsequent travel within the city, you might consider purchasing a one-day pass for 1,700 ISK.

Taxis

Several taxi companies operate outside KEF. Some companies like Hreyfill and BSR charge flat rates based on destination, while others run metered taxis. The ride to the city center take approximately 50 – 60 minutes. A flat rate taxi from Hreyfill will cost you 16,000 ISK for 1 – 4 passengers and 21,500 ISK for 5 – 8 passengers for a one-way trip. BSR taxis charges 13,500 ISK for 1 – 4 passengers, and 16,900 ISK for 5 – 8 passengers.

Car rentals

Only a handful of car rental companies operate from KEF. You can look for options and deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Reykjavik

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How to get around in Reykjavik?

Like most cities in Iceland, Reykjavik relies heavily on public transportation. The city’s focus on public transport is not only to help citizens and visitors get around efficiently, but also to promote environmentally friendly systems. Here is a rundown of the various options.

Buses

Strætó operates an extensive network of buses connecting all parts of the city. Regular fare for a single ride is 460 ISK, while a day pass with unlimited travel costs 1,700 ISK. You can also enjoy a sightseeing bus tour offered by Reykjavik Excursion. The tours cost between 9,900 ISK – 29,900 ISK per person depending on the package you select.

Taxis

Several taxi companies offer services in and around Reykjavik. The fares depend on which taxi company you choose and the distance traveled.

Driving

Many of the tourist attractions in Reykjavik are away from the city center. Driving is a convenient way to explore the city and its outskirts. However, if you intend to hire a car, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with the driving and safety rules of Iceland.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Reykjavik?

U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter Iceland for tourism or business purposes under 90 days. For other nationalities, please check the Schengen Visa Info website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Reykjavik

Things to do and places of interest in Reykjavik

Vibrant and colorful, Reykjavik caters to travelers with diverse preferences. You can pack your itinerary with a variety of activities and attractions related to art, history, culture, nature, food and shopping. Here are some suggestions on what to see and do when visiting Reykjavik.

  • Tour the popular visitor sites such as Hallgrímskirkja cathedral, Harpa concert hall, Sculpture and Shore Walk, and the iconic Sun Voyager sculpture.
  • Do the museum circuit. Visit museums such as the National Gallery of Iceland, National Museum of Iceland, The Settlement Exhibition, Culture House, the Árbaer Open Air Museum, the Saga Museum, and the Reykjavik Maritime Museum.
  • Go cycling, walking, hiking, fishing, boating, or simply relax and enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful parks, green spaces, and recreational areas in and around Reykjavik. The notable ones include Elliðaárdalur Valley, Krýsuvík Geothermal Area, and Viðey Island.
  • Your trip to Iceland is complete only after you’ve experienced the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. The breathtaking sight lighting up the night sky is especially brilliant in the winter months. Drive to the outskirts of the city to find darker skies, or join an organized tour that will drive you to the best viewing sites outside the city.
  • Drive along the 190-mile Golden Circle route that runs by the Thingvellir National Park. Check out the majestic Golden Falls and the geothermal Haukadalur Valley Strokkur geyser, gushing water 60 to 100 feet into the air every 5 minutes.
  • Walk around the bustling Old Harbor area, and sample meals and drinks from a variety of restaurants and bars. Don’t miss the lively entertainment and street performances.
  • Shop for clothes, souvenirs, and specialty foods, and sample delicious international cuisine along Laugavegur Street.
  • Relax in steaming, blue waters at the geothermal mineral spa Blue Lagoon, located about 30 miles southwest of Reykjavik, or visit some of the other thermal pools and spas in the city.

Tips and tricks for visiting Reykjavik

Appreciate the region’s wildlife and marine life

Reykjavik and its outskirts offers plenty of activities, including coastal bike tours and angling adventures to learn how to catch trout, the Icelandic way. You can also book a relaxed whale-watching tour, walk among rare animal species as part of a wildlife adventure tour, or visit some of the farms in the area that offer horseback riding tours on Iceland’s iconic, sturdy horses.

Invest in a Reykjavik City Card

It’s worth purchasing a Reykjavik City Card, which allows free entry to various museums, thermal pools, and other attractions. The card also features unlimited free use of public transport and ferries to Viðey Island, plus discounts and offers on a host of restaurants, tours and concerts. Cards are available for 24, 48, and 72-hour durations and the card cost for adults ranges from 3,800 ISK – 6,500 ISK.


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