Book a flight to Iceland and forget what you think you know, because this country does a great line in surprises...
A local's tip off about an off-the-tourist-trail waterfall, a tale of myth and legend, the discovery of a truly remarkable restaurant or the sudden and heart-stopping appearance of a sky that appears to dance with light: Iceland gets its kicks by revealing itself to visitors in wonderfully raw and beautiful ways.
Yes, it's an expensive country to visit (although less so since the country's economic crash of a few years ago). No, it doesn't really do warm. But put those niggles aside and you may become absorbed by one of the true wonders of the planet.
The best time to find cheap flights to Iceland is during the low season, between September and May. The winter months of November to February have incredibly short and cold days, which is why visitors often prefer to travel when the sun sits higher in the sky and there are plenty of daylight hours to see the sights.
Booking some time in advance will help you to find a great deal on Iceland flights, whenever you wish to travel. Compare prices using the TravelSupermarket search tool now.
Ever since the ash clouds of 2010 brought the country extra publicity, people wanting to visit Iceland have surged and the airlines have piled on the seats to take advantage...
The national carrier, Icelandair, now flies from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow. WOW has flights from Gatwick, and easyJet flies from Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh and London's Luton.
Alternatively, you could stop over in one of the Scandinavian capitals, such as Copenhagen or Oslo, and fly onwards with Icelandair.
Iceland flights from the UK take between two and three hours and arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF). The capital, Reykjavik, is around 30 miles away. From the international airport you can also catch a domestic flight to Akureyri Airport (AEY), in the far north of the country.
One popular stop between the international airport and Reykjavik is the Blue Lagoon - a natural thermal spa when you can soothe your body pre- or post-flight.
Iceland is well geared up for tourism, so you should have no problem getting around...
From Keflavik Airport you can catch either the Airport Express bus or the Flybus. Both run on a schedule and journeys into Reykjavik city centre take around 45 minutes. Flybus+ offers a slightly more expensive door-to-door service than the Flybus, which runs from the airport to the central bus station. It costs from £13 one way, per person, for the airport-hotel service.
Taxis are available from the airport's official taxi rank. It can cost around £80 to travel between Keflavik International Airport and central destinations in Reykjavik.
If you plan to see more of Iceland than the capital, your main options are organised tours or renting a car. Book car hire in Iceland and you can collect your vehicle from the airport, which saves on the cost of transfers to and from the city.
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Visitors arrive and immediately make a beeline for Reykjavik. Teeming with groovy bars, incredible restaurants and cultural attractions, this friendly city throws open its arms for a warm Icelandic welcome. To defrost even further, you could take a dip in one of the geothermal spas around Reykjavik - the Blue Lagoon is one of the most famous. A curious fact is that Iceland gets 90% of its heating from geothermal power.
Take a trip to the landscapes away from Reykjavik, where the skyline dips and rises at alarming angles and where water thunders over towering falls. While the east and west are rugged and beautifully desolate, the north is home to endless lava fields and those wild waterfalls. South Iceland has many popular attractions, including the stupendous Gullfoss waterfall and the powerful Geysir spouting hot spring. You don't need to travel far from Reykjavik to pack your days with adventures.
Stay anywhere in Iceland for a chance to see the Northern Lights during the dark winter months. Great deals on winter flights to Iceland make this one of the cheapest places to try and catch the stunning sight of the Aurora Borealis, which makes it on to the bucket list of many a traveller.
When will you travel to Iceland? Use the search tool on TravelSupermarket to compare prices on flights and hotels in the country.