Akureyri, Iceland’s gorgeous second city in the north, just got a bit closer!

A new direct flight service operating between Keflavík International Airport (KEF) and Akureyri (AEY)  commenced this month making it easier for visitors to travel to North Iceland. The year-round service, which operates six times a week during the winter and twice a week in the summer, was introduced to give both passengers arriving on international flights access to another exciting region of Iceland and to offer residents from North Iceland a direct link to international flights to and from the country. Note! According to the press release, these “flights are only available in connection with international flights through Keflavik Airport, a stopover in KEF is not allowed and passengers cannot leave the terminal between flights.”

For those of you who are yet to discover Akureryi – a destination often referred to as the “northern capital”, it is the main trading hub and service centre of North Iceland and a popular base for tourists wanting to explore the many highlights and attractions of the region such as Dettifoss, Goðafoss and Lake Mývatn. 

The town itself has a wealth of interesting locations and activities with a variety of museums, art galleries and open-air swimming pools with no shortage of hiking trails, horse-riding tours and sailing/fishing opportunities. It also boasts the world’s most northerly botanic garden and the country’s best ski resort. As host of the annual Arctic Open the region attracts golfers from around the world who come to play during that extraordinary season when the sun never goes down—at least not completely!

For more information on flights visit airiceland.is