Cheap flight tickets to Iceland

Cheap flights to Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic known for its geological wonders and good quality of life, healthcare and education. Reykjavík is the capital and largest city where most travellers kick-start their Iceland trip.

Keflavík International Airport is the main airport and the headquarters of Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland. The airport boasts of a wide selection of restaurants, shops, and 60,000 tax-free items in 14 sectors. The airport also offers free, fast and unlimited WiFi, and young travellers can even collect colouring books and coloured pencils after going through security control.

Why plan a trip to Iceland

Iceland is almost always included in every traveller’s bucket list, and for good reason. The country is gifted with otherworldly landscapes and more than a hundred active volcanoes draped in glaciers. It is a place where fire and ice beautifully coexist, hence the moniker the “Land of Fire and Ice”.

Your great Iceland trip begins as soon as you set foot on Reykjavík, the capital city. You can easily explore the city on foot or by bike and visit the top attractions including Hallgrimskirkja Church and the shopping streets of Austurstræti, Bankastræti and Laugavegur. Don’t forget to sample Icelandic snacks like pylsa (hot dog), rúgbrauð (rye bread), and their fresh seafood such as langoustine, salmon and even cured shark!

Of course, the real thrill in Iceland happens when you rent a car from Reykjavik, go out of the city and explore the endless natural wonders. Hike through the nature reserves of Skaftafell and Hornstrandir. Marvel at the raw beauty of Gullfoss Waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. Enter the Leidarendi Lava Caves, and go whale watching in Husavik. A trip to Iceland would not be complete without taking a dip in the soothing Blue Lagoon. See the Northern Lights too, if you find the opportunity. Everything in Iceland is truly bucket-list worthy!

Best time to visit Iceland

Iceland is one of the amazing places to visit in December because of the high probability of catching the Northern Light. While many prefer to visit during winter (December to February), Iceland is just as stunning in other seasons.

Spring (March to May) is a shoulder season and an ideal time to go whale watching or seeing lovely birds in their natural habitats. Come summer (June to August) and the summer solstice or midnight sun arrives making the days longer, with more than 20 hours of daylight. This season is good for photography and taking in Iceland’s natural beauty. Do note that this is a peak season so it might be a little hard to book cheap flights to Iceland. Autumn (September to November) is another great time to visit Iceland if you want to escape the crowds. There’s also a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights during this season. If you are aiming to book cheaper Iceland flights and hotels, you should consider travelling in shoulder seasons of spring and autumn.

Iceland travel budget

Icelandic króna (ISK) is Iceland’s currency. As for 2 June 2019, ISK1 equals RM0.03. You can already survive in Iceland with a daily travel budget of ISK17,500 (RM590) inclusive of everything from food to accommodation. A basic meal in Iceland costs around ISK1,800 (RM60) while traditional meals like lamb or chicken cost from ISK3,000 (RM101) to ISK5,000 (RM169). Hotels in Iceland cost about ISK10,500 (RM355) in low-end stays while ISK21,000 (RM700) in double-occupancy rooms. Iceland could be an expensive travel destination but you could cut travel costs by comparing Iceland flights on Skyscanner so you could book cheap flights to Iceland.

Iceland visa information for Malaysians

Malaysians do not need a visa to travel to Iceland for a period of up to 90 days. However, starting 2021, an ETIAS authorisation will be required for Malaysians travelling to Iceland.

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Information is accurate as of 02 June 2019.

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