Nature is only minutes away from Reykjavik!
Isavia runs an excessive net of airports all around Iceland. From Reykjavik airport, located in walking distance of the city center, there are scheduled services to 12 destinations, each with their special character.
The Westfjords is a region of extremes. The fjords are surrounded by mountains reaching all the way to the sea. The region has a lot to offer, great hiking trails, amazing views, cultural fishing towns with old timber houses as well as remote villages that offer incomparable peace and quiet. Latrabjarg cliff, the most western point of Europe and the largest sea bird colony in the Northern Atlantic, is a great place for hiking and bird watching as well as being iconic for the Westfjords’ ruggedly beautiful nature. More information visit http://westfjords.is
Culture, whales and northern lights
North Iceland is an enchanting region, Akureyri, the capital of the North is a beautiful town with cafés, restaurants and cultural activities but still remains small enough to offer the quiet of the countryside. The North has picturesque nature in all directions and endless opportunities for entertainment and outdoor recreation, such as skiing, bathing in geothermal swimming pools and a nature bath.
Grimsey Island is the northernmost inhabited Icelandic territory with the Arctic Circle running through. The island is home to one hundred people and one million seabirds. Husavik is a small town on the north coast of Iceland. The town is often called the Icelandic center for whale watching due to whales of different species that frequently enter the bay. Langanes is a narrow peninsula in north-east Iceland with steep sea cliffs. It is known for rich bird life and beautiful surroundings.
Fjords, Glaciers and Reindeer
East Iceland is a magical region, with glaciers, Icelandic forests, bird cliffs, majestic mountains and narrow fjords. In every valley or fjord you can find cascading waterfalls and beautiful rivers. Proud hordes of reindeer roam the highlands and mountains during the summer season but seek lower in winter time. East Iceland offers great outdoor possibilities whether it is skiing, salmon-fishing, hiking, bird-watching or just relaxing in the wilderness. All year around you can enjoy fine local dining, comfortable and modern hotels and guesthouses, fabulous highland experiences, regional festivals, museums, theatre, concerts and cultural centers.
The Westman Islands are surrounded by mountains, islands and volcanoes. The islands also have one of the most beautiful and extraordinary 18 hole golf course in the world. The Eldheimar Museum is a must see for every visitor. The exhibition focuses on one of Iceland‘s biggest natural disasters, the 1973 volcanic eruption in Eldfell. The eruption tore apart the ground in Heimaey, the biggest of the islands, and destroyed one-third of the homes, covering most of the oldest part with lava. Now tourists can have a unique look inside one of the homes that was dug up from the ashes. More information www.visitwestmanislands.com.
Air Iceland flies directly to Akureyri in North Iceland, Egilsstadir in the East, and Isafjördur in the West, and with a stopover at Akureyri, passengers can fly to Grimsey, Vopnafjördur, and Thorshöfn. Air Iceland also flies from Reykjavík Airport to a few destinations in Greenland.
Eagle Air flies to the Westman Islands and Höfn in South Iceland and Bildudalur and Gjögur in the West and to Husavik in the North.
Atlantic Airways flies directly between the Faroe Islands and Reykjavik Airport.