Traveling to Iceland
There is only one airline, Icelandair, that has flights between the US and Iceland. Starting May 2005 Icelandair will have direct flights between San Francisco (SFO) and Reykjavík, they also fly from Minneapolis (MSP), Baltimore (BWI), New York (JFK), Boston Logan Airport (BOS) and Orlando (MCO). To book tickets with Icelandair go to www.icelandair.com or call 1-800-223-5500 (9am-5pm EST).
If you need a connecting flight to an Icelandair flight you can book it through Icelandair over the phone (but not online). Make sure to ask what the price of the flight; it is sometimes cheaper to buy a connecting flight on your own.
If you are going somewhere else in Europe on the same trip consider that any Icelandair flight from one of their US destinations to anywhere in Europe includes a stop-over in Iceland, and you can stay for up to one week at no additional cost. To book such a ticket online use the 'multiple destinations' option and add one leg of the trip at a time. Also note that it is just as expensive to go to Iceland only, as it is to fly to London with a week stop-over in Iceland.
It may also be worthwhile to check fares to London, since both Icelandair and Iceland Express have twice daily (cheaper) flights from London. Note though that this might involve a change of airports, Icelandair flies to Heathrow and Iceland Express to Stansted and there are no flights from the US to Stansted.
If you plan to travel from Europe there are two airlines to choose from, Icelandair and Iceland Express. Iceland Express operates from London Stansted Airport, Copenhagen Kastrup Airport and Frankfurt. Tickets can only be booked online, at www.icelandexpress.com. Icelandair's European destinations are: Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Copenhagen, London (Heathrow), Oslo, Paris and Stockholm and also (less frequent flights) Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Helsinki, Madrid, Milan, München and Zürich. For online booking go to www.icelandair.co.uk.
Finally, be on the lookout for special offers.
The winter view near Geysir