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Cheap flights from Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic European island country situated between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It is a mountainous island with 10% of it covered by glaciers, but experiences a mild climate and numerous geothermal hot-spots and hot springs. Its capital and largest city is Reykjavík. The country is known as the home of the first Viking explorers of North America during the year 986. Icelandic is the official and national language spoken across the country. Because of its proximity to the Arctic Circle, the amount of daylight is very much different per season, but it must be noted that the midnight sun should not be missed when visiting here. Summer is considered as the best time to visit, but even early or late winter would be fine as well.

Where to go

Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, is home to the vast majority of the population and serves as the centre of culture, life, and tourism of the country. Its old town and city centre are compact enough that navigating around them on foot should be no problem. Plenty of distinct and eye-catching houses abound, museums and art galleries downtown, and several spots perfect to wander around – there’s no shortage of things and places to enjoy while you’re here. Stroll along parks and open areas like Tjörnin (The Pond), a small lake in the city centre and is mostly surrounded by a park called Hljómskálagarðurinn (Music Pavillion Park); Austurvöllur, a local favourite, especially during sunny days; and Klambratún, of the largest public parks in Reykjavík. See diverse building styles like Alþingi, where the Icelandic parliament is situated; City Hall, a prime example of late 20th-century architecture in the country; the iconic Perlan (The Pearl), build on top of five hot water storage tanks, which offer amazing views of the city; and Imagine Peace Tower, a memorial of Yoko Ono to John Lennon. Visit some of these museums to learn more about Icelandic art and history: National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhús, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, and National Museum of Iceland.

Visit Bristol, the unofficial capital of the West Country of England, from Reykjavík in under three hours by plane. This stunning city is known for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, annual hot air balloon fiesta, aerospace industry, and Brunel's legacy of civil engineering, among others. Some of the notable attractions worth seeing here include M Shed, a social history museum where one can learn about the city’s story and its people; Bristol Zoo Gardens, the world’s fifth-oldest zoo; and At-Bristol science centre, one of the biggest in the UK, which offers an exciting journey through its 200 hands-on exhibits, live shows, and planetarium.

Portland, the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon can be reached by plane from Keflavík International Airport in eight hours. It is called as "The City of Roses", known for its staggering views, beautiful sceneries, and exciting outdoors. It is also home to a large number of microbreweries and eco-friendly urban planning policies. Check out the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (perfect for children, with its hundreds of hands-on activities that focus on technology and earth sciences), Pittock Mansion, Portland Art Museum, Portland Aerial Tram, and Portlandia.

How to get out

There are a number of airports that serve Iceland, most notable of which are Keflavík International Airport – the country’s largest and main hub for international transportation – and Reykjavík Airport – the main domestic airport serving the capital. Some of the airlines that serve these airports include: Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Atlantic Airways, easyJet, Icelandair, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Primera Air, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomson Airways, and WOW air, among others.

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