Icelandair Celebrates Iceland’s Reopening With Fare Sale

Icelandair shared this week that it is offering special deals for trips to Iceland following progress in the reopening of travel. The carrier is promoting enticing flight fares and packages for tourists to check out the natural phenomena of the Nordic nation.

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Icelandair is leading the restart of travel to its home country. Photo: Icelandair

Tourists welcome

Icelandair highlights that passengers with valid certification of full vaccination against COVID can now enter Iceland without quarantine. So, it is offering packages available to book now through April 13th to help kickstart travel again.

Fares between Europe start at $399. Meanwhile, tickets for flights from North America begin at $349 roundtrip in Economy. The travel period is between June 1st and February 28th, depending on the gateway. Current North American gateways include BOS, JFK, EWR, IAD, MCO, ORD, MSP, DEN, SEA, PDX, YYZ, and YVR

For those looking for a package, prices start at $599 per person based on double occupancy. The deal includes airfare in Economy Standard, three nights hotel stay with daily breakfast, a Northern Lights by Boat tour, and a visit to the new Sky Lagoon. At the hotel, visitors will receive a welcome drink, a 10% discount on CenterHotels restaurants, and a free room upgrade, if available.

Trips related to the packages are between October 1st and February 25th. They also are departing from all North American gateways apart from YVR.

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North America and Europe are two key markets for Icelandair. Photo: Getty Images

Plenty to see

The new geothermal Sky Lagoon, which is near downtown Reykjavík, and the famous Northern Lights are undoubtedly on the bucket lists for many across the globe. With entry to many other nations still restricted, now could be a good time to check out Iceland’s wonders.

“Sky Lagoon is about that Icelandic feeling of warmth and wonder. Immerse yourself in warmth at their oceanside geothermal lagoon on the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean stretches out before you. Above, glowing sunsets and stormy skies dazzle, and, if the timing is right, the dancing Northern Lights put on a stunning show as the sun sets in late afternoon. With your included Sky Lagoon Pure Pass, you’ll enjoy admission, public changing facilities, a towel, and the Lagoon’s 7-step Ritual: Lagoon, Cold Pool, Sauna, Cold Mist, Sky Scrub, Steam Room, and Shower,” Icelandair shares in a statement.

“Also included in this not-to-miss vacation package is a Northern Lights by Boat tour! You’ll sail from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour to a prime location away from the city lights, perfect for viewing the auroras! Facts on the science behind the magical phenomenon of the Northern Lights will be shared, plus stories & myths on the Aurora Borealis from different cultures around the world. If it gets too cold for comfort, free overalls are provided to warm you up during your boat journey.”

Icelandair adds that a café & souvenir shop and wireless internet are also available on board the boat. Additionally, the package includes a 24-hour pass on the Hop On Hop Off city sightseeing bus, allowing travelers to explore Reykjavík at their leisure.

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From lava tunnels to the Northern Lights, there are several natural wonders. Photo: Icelandair

A key role

Altogether, Icelandair recognizes its position in the wider economy and society of Iceland. As the flag carrier of the country, the operator has expressed that there are plenty of tourism opportunities, and it aspires to play an integral part in the progress in this field.

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Icelandair’s CEO, Bogi Nils Bogason, recently told Simple Flying that his firm has led the expansion of the Icelandic tourism industry over the last decade with the development of quality hotels and other tourism services. This decade, the company’s focus will be on growing its route network in a profitable manner.

Overall, what are your thoughts about Icelandair’s operations and promotions to Iceland? Are you looking to fly with the airline this year? Let us know what you think of the initiatives in the comment section.