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ICELANDAIR: How can I fly to Iceland?

Icelandair is a part of the Icelandair group that started in 1937 when Flugfélag Akureyrar was found in Akureyri. Flight operations started in 1938 with a single floatplane. In 1939 the company moved to Reykjavik when this aircraft was destroyed in an accident and re-launched in 1940. Six Douglas DC-3 were purchased which remained in service with the airline until 1972. Icelandair offers three booking classes: Economy light, Economy, and Saga class which is equivalent to business class. Passengers will get free meals in Saga class and a buy onboard service {Economy class passengers can purchase their own food} is available in Economy class.

Visiting Iceland
Sunset from an airplane window. Photograph by 99.films:

All Icelandair aircraft are equipped with an in-flight entertainment system that includes seatback, and touch screen monitors for each passenger. Free meals, blankets, pillows, and handsets are provided to passengers and also have a section for children’s entertainment. Special assistance is provided for travelers with pets and young travelers. There are also Special services for blind people, expectant mothers, wheelchair services, POC medical services. The insight magazine of Icelandair is printed four times a year in Icelandic and English.

Frequent-flyer program

Icelandair’s frequent-flyer program is a program where members can earn saga points for traveling on Icelandair or partner airlines, and redeem points toward travel or saga shop. As of January 2022, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue are the only partner airlines of Icelandair eligible to earn the Saga points through the saga club. While Alaska Airlines is the only airline that allows for redeeming points towards travel.

List of countries served by Icelandair and sister airline Icelandair: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela.( I add the updated link to check the flight information: Icelandair)

Visiting Iceland
Icelandair’s Aircraft

Visiting Iceland in 2021

From April 6, 2021, all travelers are welcome to Iceland if they can show either certificate of full vaccination against COVID or a certificate of previous COVID infection. Other Schengen passports- holders and residents are welcome but must meet testing and quarantine requirements.

During the flight, you need to follow the proper precautionary measure like wearing your mask at all times. Avoid unnecessary waiting to use the toilet, inform the crew and seek medical care early if you become sick while traveling. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, especially after contact with commonly touched surfaces. Do not rush in the airplane after it stops at the parking, practice the same hand hygiene and physical distancing.

You can explore the beauty of Iceland from the comfort of your home.


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