Cheap Flights to Iceland on Low Cost No Frills Airlines

The Iceland low cost airlines guide is a resource
for independent travellers looking for
low cost, no-frills or cheap flights to Iceland...

Last Update: September 29th, 2008

Which airlines have cheap flights to Iceland?

We've put together a list of all the low fare airlines currently flying to and from and across Iceland.
Click on the logo of each low cost or low fare airline to go straight to the airline's website - airlines in italics offer a large number of routes.
Alternatively, click on the summary beneath each airline logo for our low cost carrier quick reference detailing routes and cheapest fares.

We've divided the airlines into five categories - from full service carriers with discount fares to the very cheapest no-frills carriers...

  1. Value Flights
  2. Inexpensive Flights
  3. Low Fare Flights
  4. Cheap Flights
  5. Cheapest Flights
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Airports in Iceland served by budget airlines

Air Berlin

Top-End Low Fares   :   Expect some Frills

Air Berlin is well-known for offering some exceptionally cheap low cost flights between cities on the European continental mainland.

However... we think the German carrier's fares to Iceland leave a little to be desired.

If you want to fly low cost from Germany, Austria or Switzerland to Iceland you do have a few choices and you'd be well advised to look first at the German no-frills airline carrier germanwings, the Icelandic budget airline Iceland Express or even Iceland's flag-carrier, Icelandair, before you snap up one of Air Berlin's fares.

You can see from the map on the right that Air Berlin currently flies direct to Reykjavik from only two airports: Dusseldorf and Munich. Flights from all other cities are routed through one or other of these airports. Normally this means you end up paying a bit more for the extra flying time than you would if you flew direct.

Some of the cheapest available Air Berlin fares to Iceland...

Selected RouteOne-way inc. taxesWho competes...?
Munich
to
Reykjavik
€179

Icelandair also flies to Reykjavik from the Bavarian city of Munich.

Dusseldorf
to
Reykjavik
€179

germanwings flies direct from Cologne Bonn to Reykjavik.

How can I get these cheap flights on Air Berlin?

Air Berlin's booking engine is easy to navigate. You'll find that flights to Iceland (taken on from LTU when it was incorporated into Air Berlin in 2007) are summer season only - from end of May until mid-September. To find the cheapest fares you'll need to book ahead of time either for the beginning or the end of the season.

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Air Berlin Route Map : destinations from Reykjavik

Map showing the Western European cities and airports from which Air Berlin serves Reykjavik Keflavik
Air Berlin - cheap flights from Germany, Austria & Switzerland to Iceland

Index of Air Berlin routes to and from Reykjavik

Austria : Connecting Low Fare Flights

Flies to Reykjavik, via Munich, from Austria's capital Vienna.

Germany : Direct Low Fare Flights

Direct flights to Reykjavik from Dusseldorf and Munich.

Germany : Connecting Low Fare Flights

Air Berlin offers connecting flights to the Icelandic capital from five German cities. The airline flies to Reykjavik, via Munich, from Cologne Bonn & Hannover. It also flies via Dusseldorf from Berlin Tegel, Hamburg & Stuttgart.

Switzerland : Connecting Low Fare Flights

Links to Reykjavik, via Dusseldorf, from the city of Zurich.

More Air Berlin Resources

Air Iceland

Mid-Range Low Fares   :   Expect some Frills

Iceland's domestic airline operates low fare shuttle services across the interior of the country providing quick connections from Reykjavik to Akureyri and to other towns around Iceland's perimeter.

Cheapest one-way fares between Reykjavik and destinations including Akureyri in the north, Isafjörður in the Westfjords or Egilsstaðir in the far northeast start at ISK 3990 or €36 including taxes.

You can also fly internationally on Air Iceland: either west to Greenland or southeast to the Faeroe Islands.

Note that in Reykjavik all domestic and international Air Iceland flights depart from Reykjavik City Airport - save one service to Nuuk in Greenland which departs from Reykjavik Keflavik.

Air Iceland offers cheap flights from several cities in Iceland

Index of Air Iceland routes to and from and across Iceland

Faeroe Islands : Direct Low Fare Flights

Connects the Icelandic capital Reykjavik to the Faeroes.

Greenland : Direct Low Fare Flights

Air Iceland offers direct flights across the North Atlantic from Reykjavik to four airports in Greenland: Nuuk, Kulusuk, Narsarsuaq and Constable Point.

Iceland : Direct Low Fare Flights

Air Iceland operates a network of domestic air-routes across Iceland linking Reykjavik, Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Þorshöfn, Isafjörður & Vopnafjörður.

Grimsey (Iceland) : Direct Low Fare Flights

Flights to the isle of Grimsey, north of the Arctic Circle - from Akureyri in northern Iceland and also from Reykjavik.

Vestmannaeyjar (Iceland) : Low Fare Flights

Flies from Reykjavik City Airport to the Westman Islands.

More Air Iceland Resources

germanwings

Low-End Low Fares   :   Expect no Frills

The first European no-frills airline to give Iceland Express some real summer season competition, germanwings flies direct to Reykjavik only from Cologne Bonn airport in Western Germany, with fares starting at €73 including taxes.

But germanwings also offers budget flights to Iceland, via Cologne Bonn, from several other cities in Germany as well as from Zurich in Switzerland. Tax-inclusive low fares for these flights start at €93 and CHF 168 respectively.

Note that because germanwings is a dedicated low cost carrier, it offers combined flights in place of conventional connecting flights. This means that on arrival at Cologne Bonn you must go through passport control, before checking in again for your second flight.

germanwings - cheap flights from Germany & Switzerland to Iceland

Index of germanwings routes to and from Reykjavik

Germany : Direct Low Fare Flights

Low cost flights to Iceland's capital from Cologne Bonn.

Germany : Combined Low Fare Flights

germanwings flies to Reykjavik, via Cologne Bonn, from Munich, Dresden, Leipzig Halle and Berlin Schönefeld.

Switzerland : Combined Low Fare Flights

Cheap flights to Reykjavik, via Cologne Bonn, from Zurich.

More germanwings Resources

Iceland Express

Low-End Low Fares   :   Expect few Frills

Iceland's own budget airline now flies low cost routes not just to the United Kingdom and Denmark but to countries across Scandinavia, Western Europe, the Mediterranean and even to Poland in Central Europe.

In most cases the fares offered by Iceland Express represent by far the cheapest flights to Iceland from cities elsewhere in Europe.

Note however that Icelandair competes hard on routes from the UK and be sure to check germanwings if you are planning to fly to Iceland from Germany or Switzerland in case it has a special fare on offer.

Iceland Express offers cheap flights across Europe from Iceland

Index of Iceland Express routes to and from Iceland

Denmark : Direct Low Fare Flights

Cheap flights from Copenhagen to Reykjavik & Akureyri. Also flies from Billund to the city of Reykjavik.

France : Direct Low Fare Flights

Budget one-way flights to Iceland's capital from Paris CDG.

Germany : Direct Low Fare Flights

Iceland Express flies low cost to Reykjavik from Berlin Schönefeld in Eastern Germany, from Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and from Frankfurt Hahn in the west.

Luxembourg : Direct Low Fare Flights

Links Reykjavik to Frankfurt Hahn - close to Luxembourg.

Netherlands : Direct Low Fare Flights

Serves Reykjavik from the Dutch city of Eindhoven.

Poland : Direct Low Fare Flights

Offers a single no-frills route from Reykjavik to Warsaw.

Spain : Direct Low Fare Flights

Low fare flights rom Reykjavik to Barcelona & Alicante.

Sweden : Direct Low Fare Flights

Operates budget flights to Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, from both Stockholm Arlanda & Gothenburg Landvetter.

Switzerland : Direct Low Fare Flights

Low cost flights to Reykjavik from the Swiss city of Basel.

United Kingdom : Direct Low Fare Flights

The cheapest flights from London Stansted to Reykjavik.

More Iceland Express Resources

Icelandair

Top-End Low Fares   :   Expect full Frills

Iceland's legacy flag-carrier Icelandair now offers a handful of low one-way fares to the Icelandic capital Reykjavik. But be warned: securing a low fare on Iceland's flag-carrier is highly contingent on where you are flying from, when you want to fly and how early you book.

As you might expect Icelandair flies more routes than any other airline serving Iceland - including to countries and regions which the Iceland-bound budget airlines do not serve - such as Scotland, Ireland, the North of England and Norway.

But in general Iceland's flag-carrier is not really ready to compete on price with Europe's dedicated low cost airlines and so its fares are rarely in the same league as those offered by germanwings and Iceland Express.

Icelandair offers cheap flights across Europe from Reykjavik in Iceland

Index of Icelandair routes to and from Reykjavik

Denmark : Direct Low Fare Flights

Budget flights to Iceland's capital from Copenhagen.

Finland : Direct Low Fare Flights

Offers direct flights to the Icelandic capital from Helsinki.

France : Direct Low Fare Flights

Direct low fare flights to Reykjavik from Paris CDG.

Germany : Direct Low Fare Flights

Icelandair flies to Reykjavik from three major German airports: Frankfurt am Main, Berlin Tegel & Munich.

Ireland : Direct Low Fare Flights

Links Reykjavik to Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.

Italy : Direct Low Fare Flights

Direct one-way flights to Reykjavik from Milan Malpensa.

Netherlands : Direct Low Fare Flights

Connects Reykjavik to the Dutch capital, Amsterdam.

Norway : Direct Low Fare Flights

Budget flights to Iceland's capital from Oslo & Bergen.

Scotland : Direct Low Fare Flights

Competitive, low fare flights to Reykjavik from Glasgow.

Spain : Direct Low Fare Flights

Flies direct to Reykjavik from the city of Barcelona.

Sweden : Direct Low Fare Flights

Flies to Reykjavik from Sweden's two main airports: Stockholm Arlanda & Gothenburg Landsvetter.

United Kingdom : Direct Low Fare Flights

Cheap flights to Reykjavik from both London Heathrow & Manchester. (Also see the entry on Scotland above).

More Icelandair Resources

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