In celebration of 80 years of service, Icelandair has launched its spectacular glacier inspired Vatnajökull Boeing 757 plane, beautifully painted in new livery featuring scenes of Iceland’s largest glacier. Forming part of the airline’s transatlantic fleet, this gorgeous new addition was hand-painted by the same team of highly skilled airbrush artists who painted the stunning Icelandair Aurora Hekla, which came into service in 2015.
Pronounced Vat-na-yuh-kutl, which translates as ‘glacier of the waters’ and refers to the great number of rivers the glacier produces, the theme of the artwork is continued inside the plane with an atmospheric lighting installation inspired by the interior of a crystal ice cave, where the mood is set in beautiful tones of turquoise and sapphire blue. As you can see from the photos, the new livery is certainly an impressive sight and one which a number of lucky passengers got to experience recently on a special celebration sightseeing flight. During the flight, passengers were flown over the Vatnajökull glacier to the town of Egilstaðir in East Iceland where the plane was given a ceremonial water salute. On the return flight, the plane made a spectacular low pass over Reykjavík’s landmark sights.
Find out more about the beautiful new Vatnajökull plane by visiting Icelandair’s official website, where you can also find out where the plane will be flying to next!
Images by Roman Gerasymenko