Iceland: Icelandair Flights Starting at £107/€125 from Ireland & United Kingdom (Cabin Bags Only)

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Icelandair offers cheap nonstop flights from the United Kingdom and Ireland to Reykjavík, starting at €145 from Manchester, or even only €124 if you book through an OTA. This is a base fare that includes beverages, a cabin bag and a personal item. If you prefer travelling with a checked bag up to 23 kg both ways, you’ll have to pay roughly €64 more when booking on Icelandair’s website.

You can find attractive nonstop fares from the following airports:

Our calendar displays all available dates for trips of up to 28 days for less than €150 (~£129). You can then either book directly on Icelandair’s website or save roughly €20 by being redirected to our flight search.

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Icelandair usually uses a Boeing 737MAX on these flights. They feature a 3-3 seating configuration in economy class. Flights from London might be Boeing 767-300ER services, with a 2-3-2 seating pattern.

Hand luggage rules with Icelandair are as follows: One bag with dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20 cm and a maximum weight of 10 kg is allowed. In addition, passengers are allowed to take along a personal item with the dimensions of 40 x 30 x 15 cm.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale until June 27, 2022 for travel between September 2022 and March 2023. A minimum stay of 3 days or a night from Saturday to Sunday is required to get the lowest fare. Your inbound has to arrive on March 31, 2023, or earlier to get the cheapest price.

To find suiting flight dates, use Google Flights (instructions) or simply look at our own calendar above, which can either redirect you to Icelandair’s website or our flight search, where the tickets are even cheaper. While online travel agencies sell tickets approx. €20 cheaper, we recommend booking directly with Icelandair, especially if you are planning to check bags.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:

  1. The Covid-19 Pandemic
    During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.

    Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
  2. Better Customer Service
    In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

    If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.

    This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
  3. Baggage Fees
    Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

Mileage

Icelandair issues tickets in booking class U. A roundtrip from London yields the following mileage outside of Icelandair’s own program:

Mileage calculation is currently unavailable.

Hotels

Hotel prices in Iceland usually start at roughly €90, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

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