Getting there and away
By aeroplane - Með flugvél
The easiest way to get to Iceland is to travel by air. The Icelandic airline Icelandair is heading for the most important airports in Europe and North America. Icelandair offers direct flights from Manchester, Glasgow and London. From North America there are direct flights from New York, Boston, Baltimore, Minneapolis and Orlando.
You can take along about 20 kg luggage in your suitcase and 5 kg in your hand luggage without paying surcharge. Some other airlines are organising scheduled flights during the summer months to the North Atlantic Island. Meanwhile tourists can travel by the low budget airline Iceland Express and Wow Air which is heading as well some European destinations like London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt and Copenhagen.
By ferry - Með ferja
An alternative way to reach the island in the north atlantic ocean is to take a ferry to Iceland. The new ferry Norröna of the shipping line Smyril Line is commuting between Hanstholm in Denmark and Seyðisfjorður in Eastern Iceland. There are some transit stops in Scotland, Norway, Shetland Islands and Faroes Islands. As the Norröna is designed as a passenger ship and cargo ship you can already consider your stay on this ship as a part of your holiday. The crossing from the European main-land to Iceland is really long. Passangers which boarded in Denmark have to stay two more days on the Faroes Islands while the ferry Norröna fetches passangers from Bergen (Norway).
Information on Norröna:
- Shipping company: Smyril Line
- Modern facilities and comfortable cabins
- Crew: 118 people in the busy season
- Length: 164 meters, width: 30 meters
- Top speed: 21 knots
- Number of passengers: 1.482
- Number of cars: 800
- Shipyard: Flender Werft, Lübeck, Germany
- Launching: 24th August 2002
- Maiden voyage: April 2003
- Construction costs: 93.9 Million Euros
Another possibility to get to Iceland is to take a container ship. In this case you can also ship your own car to Reykjavik. Please contact a tour operator to get more information.