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Cheap flights to Iceland for 2021
Special fares and flight deals to Iceland from Canada.
More and more international tourists are joining in the chase of the Northern Lights across Iceland, all the while taking in volcanoes, hot springs, geysers and waterfalls. And luckily for Canadians, that means more and more available flights and deals Here’s how, when and where to find them..
How much are flights to Iceland?
If you’re flying from Eastern Canada, expect to pay somewhere in the $600-$700 rage for a return flight to Reykjavik. Flights from Western Canadian cities are usually a few hundred more, in the $900-$1,000 range.
After the recent collapse of the ultra-budget WOW Air, unfortunately prices of flights to Iceland have, generally, increased. Air Canada Rouge does tend to be lower cost, so keep an eye on sales if you are looking for a bargain.
When is the cheapest time to fly to Iceland?
The winter months, from October to January (with the exception of peak-season flights around Christmas and New Years), you’re most likely to find the cheapest fares from across Canada to Iceland.
How far in advance should I book my flights to Iceland?
According to Skyscanner data, flights to Iceland don’t increase too drastically until just a few weeks before your the travel date.
We always recommend keeping an eye out on sales, and grabbing the low prices when they go on sale – especially if you’re travelling on a strict budget.
Frequently asked questions about flights to Iceland
How long does it take to fly to Iceland?
This is approximately how much time you can expect to spend in the air when flying to Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport from major Canadian cities. For cities where no direct flights are available, the flight times noted below are the fastest ones we were able to find, but the length of travel can change depending on the date you’re travelling and which connecting flights are available.
- Halifax: 10 hours (one stop)
- Montreal: 5 hours (direct)
- Toronto: 5.5 hours (direct)
- Winnipeg: 9.5 hours (one stop)
- Saskatoon: 11.5 hours (one stop)
- Edmonton: 6.5 hours (direct)
- Vancouver: 7.5 hours (direct)
Which airlines fly to Iceland from Canada?
You can fly direct to Iceland from Canada with Air Canada Rouge and IcelandAir.
- Air Canada Rouge: Montreal, Toronto
- IcelandAir: Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver
If you’re flying from other destinations in Canada, like Calgary, Winnipeg or Halifax, you can book a one-stop flight connecting to the Air Canada Rouge and IcelandAir flights noted above. Depending on availability, it may be cheaper to fly via a city in the US or Western Europe.
Where is the airport in Iceland?
All flights from Canada will land at Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport, located in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik.
How long does it take to get to the airport?
From Reykjavik, you can get to Keflavik International Airport within 45 minutes. Iceland does not have a train system in place but there are two shuttle services, the Airport Express and Flybus, that can transport you to and from the airport.
It’s best if you make an advanced booking online, but you can purchase tickets at the airport too. Some hotels allow you to add Flybus transfers with your booking, making for a swift journey straight from the airport to your hotel. Car hire is also available from major rental companies at the airport.
Do I need a visa to travel to Iceland?
As Iceland is a Schengen country, if you hold a Canadian passport, you do not need a visa to enter Iceland if you plan on staying for three months or less.
It’s important to check that your passport has at least six months’ validity from the day that you plan to travel.
Am I required to book an onward or return flight from Iceland?
Yes, you will need proof of onward travel to enter Iceland.
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