Reykjavik, Iceland, will be more accessible to travelers from the U.S. West Coast next summer. © 2012 Icelandic Tourist Board
Icelandair will offer seasonal direct flights beginning summer 2013 from Anchorage to Reykjavik, Iceland, linking travelers in Alaska to Icelandair’s main hub and offering a new route to travel to and from Europe.
The bi-weekly, seven-hour flights will begin on May 15, 2013, and continue through mid-September. The new service will also give travelers access to Icelandair’s nonstop flights to more than 20 destinations in Europe.
In addition, Alaska Airlines is providing supporting connections to the Icelandair flights through Anchorage to further promote the new seasonal service. The route will provide a convenient option for European travelers, who account for the bulk of Alaska’s international visitors.
Icelandair currently offers service to Iceland from several U.S. cities, including New York, Seattle, Boston and Denver. Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; and Orlando, Fla., also offer seasonal airlift to Iceland via Icelandair.