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Flights to Reykjavik

from New York
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Route details

4208 km
Distance

Direct flights to Reykjavik

Brussels Airlines
Air France
Icelandair
JetBlue Airways
and 3 more airlines

Weather now

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+50°F
Rain

Airports

KEF
41km
RKV
6km

Flights to Reykjavik Information

Price range

You can usually book a return flight to Reykjavik for that much:
From:
New York
Copenhagen
~$286
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$286
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The majority of our users select flights to Reykjavik in this price range, so these prices are considered normal. If you find flights priced higher than $286, they are probably more expensive than usual. To find cheap flights at the best price, we recommend searching early, using our flexible dates feature.
Lars
Founder, CEO
We don't have much price data on this route, so $286 is an average estimation.
If you are flexible, it’s worth using the flexible dates feature to check multiple dates. You could possibly save a lot.
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Which is the cheapest month to fly to Reykjavik?

Here are approximate min and max prices for New York to Reykjavik flight (return trip) at the moment:
We have analyzed the prices and it seems that January might be the cheapest month to go, with approximate prices from $298 to $298. Meanwhile, the most expensive month will probably be January with a price range of $298 – $298.
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Founder, CEO
Based on our estimations, the cheapest month is likely to be January. Did you know that you can search for a whole month? Try it.
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7 - 14 nights
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Founder, CPO
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Is Reykjavik an expensive destination?

We have compared flights from New York to Reykjavik with other routes:
Average
Price per kilometer: 0.07 $ / km
Flight prices to Reykjavik ($286 – $286) are pretty average compared to other destinations.

Direct flights to Reykjavik

There are 7 airlines that fly directly to Reykjavik: Brussels Airlines, Air France, Icelandair, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, KLM, Virgin Atlantic. Most airlines that have direct connections are departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport. Most airlines arrive to Keflavik International Airport. Most flights depart on Wednesday, Thursday.

Airlines that have direct flights to Reykjavik

Brussels Airlines
EWR
KEF
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
Air France
JFK
KEF
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
Icelandair
JFK
KEF
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
JetBlue Airways
EWR
KEF
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
United Airlines
EWR
KEF
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
KLM
JFK
KEF
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
Virgin Atlantic
JFK
KEF
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
The above ratings are provided by Trustpilot.

Airlines that have connecting flights to Reykjavik

There are 10 other airlines that fly from New York to Reykjavik, including British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Icelandair, Lufthansa and others.
British Airways
Turkish Airlines
Icelandair
Lufthansa

Airports in Reykjavik and New York

Reykjavik has 2 airports and New York has 5 airports.
Reykjavik
New York
Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
41 km from Reykjavik city center.
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Taxi
~40 Min.
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Bus
~45 Min.
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Train
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Shuttle
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Subway
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7 airlines with direct flights
Reykjavik Airport (RKV)
6 km from Reykjavik city center.
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Which airport in Reykjavik is better?

The closest airport to Reykjavik city center is Reykjavik Airport (RKV) with 6 km distance. The quickest way to get to city center is to take a bus from Keflavik International Airport (KEF), trip will take 45 min. Most airlines like Brussels Airlines, Air France, Icelandair, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, KLM, Virgin Atlantic with direct flights are flying to Keflavik International Airport (KEF).
Lars
Founder, CEO
The most popular airport is Keflavik International Airport (KEF). The fastest option to get to the Reykjavik city center is to take the bus for about 45 minutes.
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Where to stay in Reykjavik

Find the right accommodation in Reykjavik with Avionero:
8.1
Bus Hostel
Skogarhlid 10
Free Wi-Fi • WiFi • 24-Hour Reception • Airport shuttle • Multilingual Staff
9.2
Rey Apartments
Grettisgata 2A (front door at Klapparstigur)
Free Wi-Fi • WiFi • Airport shuttle • Hair Dryer • Restaurant
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Pavi Apartments
Brautarholt 4
Free Wi-Fi • WiFi • Airport shuttle • Tour Desk
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Hotel Fron
Laugarvegur
24-Hour Reception • Airport shuttle • Elevator / Lift • Multilingual Staff • Mini Bar
9.2
Castle House Luxury Apartments
Skalholtsstigur 2A
Free Wi-Fi • WiFi • 24-Hour Reception • Airport shuttle • Hair Dryer
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Things to do in Reykjavik

Some of the activities you can do while travelling to Reykjavik:
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Reykjavik Food Walk - Local Foodie Adventure in Iceland
Half-day Tours • Walking Tours • Culinary & Gourmet Tour • Small Group • Food & Drink
918 reviews
Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon and Kerid Crater Tour from Reykjavik
Day Trips • Nature and Wildlife • Full-day Tours • Bus Tours • Ports of Call Tours
974 reviews
Golden Circle, Volcano Crater and Blue Lagoon Small-Group Tour
Day Trips • Nature and Wildlife • Full-day Tours • Bus Tours • Private and Luxury
595 reviews
Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobiling Day Trip from Reykjavik
Day Trips • Winter Sports • Full-day Tours • Bus Tours • Walking Tours
4126 reviews
Golden Circle Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik
Day Trips • Nature and Wildlife • Full-day Tours • Bus Tours • Ports of Call Tours
86 reviews
New Volcano Eruption Area Helicopter Tour in Iceland
Nature and Wildlife • Helicopter Tours • Ports of Call Tours • Shore Excursions • Small Group
3922 reviews
Iceland South Coast Full Day Small-Group Tour from Reykjavik
Day Trips • Nature and Wildlife • Full-day Tours • Bus Tours • Ports of Call Tours
4630 reviews
Silfra: Snorkeling Between Tectonic Plates - meet on location
Snorkeling • On the Water • Small Group • Good for avoiding crowds • Viator Plus
2974 reviews
Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon with Ticket and Kerid Volcanic Crater
Day Trips • Full-day Tours • Bus Tours • Private and Luxury • Ports of Call Tours
1718 reviews
#1 Northern Lights Tour In Iceland from Reykjavik with PRO photos
Nature and Wildlife • Half-day Tours • Bus Tours • Private and Luxury • Excellent Quality
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Reykjavik guide

About Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the charming capital of Iceland, is a city where striking natural beauty meets vibrant urban life. Nestled against the backdrop of mountains and the North Atlantic Ocean, Reykjavik offers stunning views and easy access to outdoor adventures. The city itself is dotted with colorful buildings and iconic landmarks like the Hallgrímskirkja church, providing a picturesque and welcoming atmosphere.

The culinary scene in Reykjavik is a delightful exploration of traditional Icelandic flavors and modern cuisine. Seafood is a staple, with dishes like plokkfiskur (fish stew) and fresh Icelandic lamb being local favorites. The city’s many cafes and restaurants, such as those found in the bustling Old Harbour area, offer everything from hearty local fare to innovative Nordic cuisine, making it a food lover's paradise.

Cultural experiences abound in Reykjavik, with a rich array of museums, galleries, and live music venues. The National Museum of Iceland offers insights into the country's history and culture, while the Harpa Concert Hall hosts a variety of performances, from classical music to contemporary acts. Additionally, Reykjavik’s vibrant arts scene is evident in its numerous street art murals and the annual Reykjavik Arts Festival, ensuring a dynamic and enriching visit for all travelers.

Reykjavik, the charming capital of Iceland, is a colorful and cosmopolitan city surrounded by breathtaking natural wonders, including geothermal hot springs, rugged landscapes, and the mesmerizing Northern Lights.

Reykjavik themes

This is what Reykjavik is known for:
Spa
Mountains
Island
Relax
Nature

Location

Reykjavik is located in Iceland, 4208 km away from New York:
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Currency and exchange rate

1 Icelandic Króna equals 0.01 United States Dollar. 100 United States Dollar equals 13943.00 Icelandic Króna.
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1 kr. = $0.01
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Visa to Iceland

No visa is required for US citizens. Allowed stay is 90 days¹.
Visa-free
For US citizens

Language in Iceland

Official language in Iceland is Icelandic. People knowledge of English is advanced².
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Official language
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Knowledge of English

Safety

Reykjavik is considered a very safe place³.
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Very safe

Air Quality

Reykjavik generally has a very low level of air pollution⁴.
Air pollution: very low

Reykjavik pros and cons

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Natural Wonders
Reykjavik serves as a gateway to Iceland's stunning natural attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, and Northern Lights.
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Cultural Vibrancy
The city boasts a lively arts and music scene, with eclectic galleries, museums, and cozy cafes showcasing Icelandic creativity.
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Safety
Reykjavik is considered one of the safest cities in the world, with low crime rates and a welcoming atmosphere for travelers.
High Cost of Living
Reykjavik has a high cost of living, especially when it comes to dining out, accommodation, and transportation.
Weather
The city's weather can be unpredictable, with chilly temperatures and frequent rain or snow showers, which may impact outdoor activities.
Limited Public Transportation
Reykjavik's public transportation system is not as extensive as in other cities, making it necessary to rely on taxis or rental cars for getting around.

Planning a trip to Reykjavik? Check the weather

16 Days Weather Forecast

Here’s how the weather in Reykjavik looks currently:
Sat, 22 June
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+50°F
Rain
3 m/s
85 %
Sun, 23 June
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+48°F
Rain
10 m/s
75 %
Mon, 24 June
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+52°F
Rain
9 m/s
64 %
Tue, 25 June
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+52°F
Rain
7 m/s
62 %
Wed, 26 June
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+50°F
Rain
6 m/s
67 %
Thu, 27 June
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+54°F
Rain
6 m/s
71 %
Fri, 28 June
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+57°F
Clear sky
6 m/s
60 %
Sat, 29 June
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+48°F
Rain
7 m/s
82 %
Sun, 30 June
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+55°F
Rain
8 m/s
70 %
Mon, 01 July
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+54°F
Few clouds
5 m/s
72 %
Tue, 02 July
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+57°F
Few clouds
4 m/s
65 %
Wed, 03 July
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+55°F
Broken clouds
2 m/s
67 %
Thu, 04 July
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+54°F
Rain
7 m/s
83 %
Fri, 05 July
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+52°F
Rain
5 m/s
74 %
Sat, 06 July
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+48°F
Rain
3 m/s
89 %
Sun, 07 July
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+52°F
Rain
3 m/s
63 %
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Monthly weather

Planning a trip and want to know what the weather in Reykjavik will be like?
Still thinking when to go? Read when is the best time to visit Reykjavik.

CO₂-e emission on the New York – Reykjavik route

Here are typical CO₂-e emissions on a return flight to Reykjavik:
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From 1155 kg to 1155 kg is the approximate amount of CO₂ equivalents emitted on the New York to Reykjavik route. The exact figure depends on the number of stops, the type of airplane and its capacity.
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58 - 58 trees
are needed to absorb those emissions (approximation, source: Climate Neutral Group)

Offset CO2-e emission on New York – Reykjavik flight

To reduce your own impact from flying to Reykjavik, you can also compensate for it. This means that you sponsor projects that reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by the same estimated amount that your flight emits:
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FAQ

Flying to Reykjavik? Here are some useful things to know:
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What are the airports near Reykjavik?
The closest airport to Reykjavik is Reykjavik Airport which is 6 km away. In total Reykjavik has 2 airports: Keflavik International Airport, Reykjavik Airport.
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How far is Reykjavik by plane?
Reykjavik is around 4208 km away from New York.
Avionero
What is the flight time to Reykjavik?
Typically it takes to fly to Reykjavik if you are flying from New York.
Avionero
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When is a good time to travel to Reykjavik?
Typically the most popular month to travel to Reykjavik is , while the cheapest month is . The warmest month is July and if you travel to Reykjavik now you could expect Rain.
Avionero
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How much does it cost to fly to Reykjavik?
The following factors could affect the price: seasonality, how early you book, luggage, direct/stopover flight, etc.
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What is the weather in Reykjavik?
Reykjavik weather varies from +32°F in January to +54°F in July on average. Right now it is Rain and +50°F in Reykjavik.
Avionero
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Are there any direct flights to Reykjavik?
Yes, there are direct flights to Reykjavik, if you are flying from New York. You can fly to Reykjavik 2 days a week: Wednesday, Thursday.
Avionero
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Which airlines offer direct flights to Reykjavik?
Here are the airlines that have direct connections to Reykjavik: Brussels Airlines, Air France, Icelandair, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, KLM, Virgin Atlantic.
Avionero

Source of the data

The prices, airlines, and airport data on the pages come from our own database. It is based on searches made by our users and comes with some degree of approximation and estimation.

Prices stated on the page are “cached prices”, meaning that those prices were accurate when the search was made. Usually, there is a time stamp next to such prices.

Quotes on the page are coming from real people with whom we did multiple interviews about the route.

Other sources:

  • (1) Visa data is taken from Passport Index;
  • (2) “English knowledge” is based on the ranking of countries and regions by English skills by EF;
  • (3) “Safety index” is taken from Numbeo;
  • (4) “Air quality index” is a PM2.5 data from 2023 taken from IQAir;
  • (5) Amount of trees is an approximation (source: Climate Neutral Group);

Last updated 6.06.2024