Flying to Iceland
Reykjavik (airport code: REK) is quickly becoming a major budget airline hub in Western Europe. It is possible to fly from Boston or JFK to Iceland for under $250, and many airlines are routing passengers through Reykjavik on their way to mainline Europe to keep the cost down. In this climate, now is perhaps the best time to visit Iceland, or maybe it would be a little better for the pocketbook to take that family vacation to the land of puffins, glaciers, and fjords rather than Paris.
Most of the major international airlines service Reykjavik, but for the best prices go for the Icelandic airlines. Iceland Air is one of the better options available, and their prices are often under that of the major international carriers, but for a real deal, fly Iceland Express — a no frills, budget airline that can get you across the Atlantic cheaper than anyone else.
If you plan on bicycling in Iceland and are bringing your bike on the plane with you, keep in mind that the Icelandic airlines are well provisioned for helping you in your mission for a penance. Iceland Air currently does not charge any extra to check a bicycle, and Iceland Express only charges $35. For comparison, some of the checked baggage fees of other airlines rise into the hundreds of dollars. This is just another reason to fly on an Icelandic airline when going to Iceland.
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