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Renowned for its history, culture and breathtaking natural beauty, Iceland is a must-see destination for any traveller. With flights taking less than three hours, you can experience all that this beautiful island has to offer. If you’re travelling from the North West, you can book cheap flights to Keflavik, the country’s main international airport, from Liverpool John Lennon Airport today.

Why you should go to Iceland

Iceland is a hugely popular travel destination - and it’s not hard to see why. Its capital city Reykjavik is especially favoured due to its amenities and its proximity to stunning natural beauty. You can experience everything from glaciers and waterfalls to geothermal pools, volcanoes and, of course, the famous Northern Lights. Book your flights to Reykjavik from Liverpool to experience everything this city has to offer for yourself.

There’s so much to discover right across the island, including in Keflavik - home to the international airport and less than 30 miles from the capital. The town, whose name translates as ‘Driftwood Bay’, is Iceland’s fifth most populated and boasts a variety of attractions, including museums that showcase the fascinating history of this geologically active island. One of Keflavik’s most visited attractions is Viking World, where visitors can immerse themselves in the customs and traditions of these ancient people. There is even a real-life Viking ship on display.

Further east on the island, you’ll find the Vatnajökull National Park - one of the three national parks in Iceland. It covers an impressive 12,000 square kilometres, which accounts for almost 14% of the entire island. Here, you can discover everything from rivers to volcanoes and glaciers, giving you a unique opportunity to experience these natural wonders up close. There are a variety of hiking trails across the park, as well as guided activities including quad biking, snowmobiling and ice climbing.

Travelling to this part of the world has never been so simple. So why not book cheap flights to Reykjavik, Iceland to explore the capital city and discover what else this Icelandic paradise has to offer?

When you should go to Iceland

The best time to visit Iceland will depend on the type of activities you want to do during your trip. If you’re keen to explore inland, timing your stay during the warmer months when the highlands have thawed is your best bet. Many travellers also flock to this island nation in the summer months to enjoy a midnight sun. Time your visit just right and you can experience Polar Day, where the sun remains visible for 24 hours. Meanwhile, winter is the ideal time to visit if you want the best opportunity to see the famous Northern Lights.

Where to stay in Iceland

There are an abundance of places to stay in Iceland, but the accommodation you choose will ultimately depend on what type of trip you want to have, and who you’re travelling with. Check out to find exactly what you’re looking for.

If you want to be in the thick of it all, downtown Reykjavik is perfect. Midborg is the ideal spot to stay if you want to be within easy walking distance of the city’s bars and restaurants. You’ll also be close to some of the city’s main attractions, such as Reykjavik Art Museum, Hapa Concert Hall and Hallgrímskirkja.

Further south, along Iceland’s Ring Road, is a great place to stay too. This part of the island is popular for those wanting to explore nearby waterfalls, including Skogafoss and Seljalandfoss, as well as the Solheimajokull glacier. The south coast is also the ideal location for being close to the world-famous black sand beach Reynisfjara.

For a place to stay that’s off the beaten track, the East Fjords are one of the most remote parts of the island. A popular spot for travellers is Egilsstadir - the largest settlement in this area, where there are plenty of hotel options. The East Fjords offers everything from a beautiful coastline to a variety of wildlife, including puffins, seals and reindeer.

What to see and do in Iceland

There is plenty to do and see in Iceland. Its modest size means that it’s easy to explore the island’s main attractions during your stay, including:

  • Blue Lagoon
    You’ll find many geothermal spas in Iceland, but none are more famous than the Blue Lagoon. It gets its name from its otherworldly, blue, mineral-rich pool, where visitors can relax and recharge, as well as enjoy the other amenities on site, including a sauna and restaurants.

  • Golden Circle
    A 190-mile route incorporating Iceland’s three most impressive natural attractions, a day trip on the Golden Circle is an absolute must. Several companies offer daily excursions where you will get to see the Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir hot springs and the Gullfoss waterfall.

  • Whale watching in Husavik
    Considered to be the whale watching capital of Europe, Husavik is the best place to head if you want a good chance of spotting these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, in addition to other wildlife such as dolphins and a variety of seabirds.

How long does it take to fly to Iceland?

Flights to Keflavik Airport (KEF), the country’s main international airport, take 2 hours and 50 minutes. The time zone is GMT +0.

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Once you have booked your flights from Liverpool to Keflavik Airport, don’t forget to check out what’s on offer at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Our terminal has an array of shops, including Duty Free, as well as a wide variety of dining options. You could even secure a space in our Aspire Premium lounge to relax ahead of your flight. Want to skip the queues? Book yourself a Fast Track security pass.

If you’ve arranged flights from Reykjavik to Liverpool and you’re travelling via Keflavik Airport, browse our Transport section for information about local public transport and local traffic updates to help you plan your onward journey. We can also help you with your Car Rental.

You can travel from Liverpool to discover Reykjavik, Keflavik or other attractions across Iceland via Liverpool John Lennon Airport - the North West’s Faster, Easier, Friendlier airport.

What currency do they use in Iceland?

The currency used in Iceland is the Icelandic króna (kr, ISK).

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Time zone Currency Flight time Carrier(s) Airport code
GMT +0

Icelandic króna (kr, ISK)

2hrs 50mins PLAY KEF