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19-year-old Zara Rutherford set off to become the youngest woman to @fly_zolo around the world. We love her ambition to reduce the gender gap in aviation. Yesterday at Reykjavík airport, Icelandair pilot Sara Hlín Sigurðardóttir delivered our best wishes to Zara. Góða ferð!✈️
Sun-seekers, we’ve got you covered, too: we’re adding flights to Orlando for Christmas 2021, and to Tenerife for Easter 2022. Start planning your trip!
Welcome aboard, Salzburg! Winter travel often means a search for sun, or ski slopes. We’re excited to add fairy-tale Salzburg to our network. We’ll fly from Jan to March for the snow, après-ski & Schnitzel lovers, and for Austrians who want to catch the northern lights in Iceland
Like every year, we’re proud supporters of @ReykjavikPride and to honor celebrations, we want to help amplify queer voices. We spoke with people from the Icelandic queer community, and we’re happy to share “The Colorful Spirit of Iceland” with you.🏳️‍
Today, we mark our support of equality by dedicating flight FI528/529 between @kefairport and @berlinairport to the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community. Cabin crew & pilots on our "Pride Flight" are proud members, and service on board is 🏳️‍🌈
Camera ready? You’ll need it to capture Iceland’s wow moments, like bumper birdlife, photogenic horses, and plenty of dramatic landscapes. Start planning: Iceland's greatest hits are just #aroundthecorner
Dancing lights, aurora-filled skies, bucket list wonders. Northern lights season starts in the fall. Start planning! Iceland’s northern lights are just #aroundthecorner
Swimming with a view, warm soaks under the midnight sun. Pack your swimsuit, Iceland is closer than you think. Dive in! Iceland‘s hot springs and pools are just #aroundthecorner
Hot and happening right now, close to Reykjavík and the airport. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness an erupting volcano. Do you need more reason to visit? Iceland’s volcano is just #aroundthecorner
Adventures ranging from wild to mild, and experiences that get your heart pumping. Iceland’s outdoors are indeed great. Discover for yourself! Outdoor activities in Iceland are just #aroundthecorner
Iceland’s classic hits: national park, waterfalls, geysers, and lots of sweet surprises. Easy to access from Reykjavík. Start exploring! Iceland's Golden Circle is just #aroundthecorner
Iceland’s Ring Road is one of the world’s best roadtrips: spectacular scenery around every corner, and pit stops that are much more than just a chance to stretch your legs. Book now! Cool road trips in Iceland are just #aroundthecorner
Summer’s begun, vaccinations are on track, holidays are finally on the horizon. Iceland is closer than you think, so what are you waiting for? Book now: Iceland is #aroundthecorner
Maybe you’ve seen Iceland from a car & are looking for a new challenge? Or you’ve seen cyclists on the Ring Road and wondered, ‘why would anyone do that - in this weather?!’ Learn more from a journalist who cycled Iceland on a quest for carbon-free travel:
Did you see that Reykjavík made it onto @TIME's list of the World’s Greatest Places 2021? We may be biased, but we agree! There are lots of great reasons to visit, incl @icelandairwaves music fest in Nov, & winter northern lights. And yes, veg cafe Chickpea is a favorite too.🌯…6
We're proud to be among the first airlines to explore the possibilities of electric & hydro power! We signed Letters of Intent on exciting projects that aim to decarbonize flying. This could revolutionize the carbon footprint of flights:
We implemented a new tool, Sherpa, on our website. The tool gives an overview of #TravelRestrictions all around the world and passengers can get a comprehensive travel checklist tailored for them based on their destination, vaccination status and more:
Iceland's has a new geothermal bathing hotspot in Reykjavik: @SkyLagoonIS is inspired by Icelandic nature & heritage and is a great addition to the bathing culture with sweet soaking opportunities in Instagram-worthy landscapes for locals and tourists.
The list of countries welcome to visit Iceland is growing - it now includes Canadians, and more. See the list at #8:…
Iceland welcomes back more travelers! From July 1, it’s easier to visit Iceland if you are vaccinated against COVID, or have recovered from it. Vaxxed arrivals with a certificate are no longer tested at the airport – start your sightseeing straight away:
We've all spent enough time in our sweatpants over this past year. They’ve been faithful companions through lockdowns - and now they can provide the key to a new adventure. In July, @iceland is turning your sweatpants into hiking boots (really!) #LooksLikeYouNeedIceland…
This week, we are so happy to have 119 flights scheduled from KEF airport. Those brighter days we’ve been hoping for seem to have arrived! During the worst times of the pandemic in 2020, we were flying only a handful of international flights each week.
This week, we celebrate a half-century of flight connections between Iceland and @Airport_FRA . In June 1971 we flew our first service to the German financial powerhouse. Happy anniversary to the Frankfurt connection and our passengers on this route!
We have a real-life eruption that’s now 3 months old, but a fictional volcano story is new on Netflix and getting great reviews. Have you watched the new Icelandic drama series ‘Katla’ yet?…
Iceland's midnight sun peaks on summer solstice, this year June 21. On the longest day of the year, Reykjavík’s sunrise is at 2:55am, and sunset is 21hr later at 00:03am. Even after sunset, an afterglow remains. Read how best to stay up late to enjoy it:
Happy Icelandic National Day 🇮🇸 Gleðilegan þjóðhátíðardag! Across the country and on board our aircraft, we’re celebrating. On June 17, 1944, Iceland was formally proclaimed an independent republic. Now, the date is marked each year with parades and unique celebrationsRH
In Iceland we love our fresh fish, and fishing is vital to our economy. This weekend we celebrate Sjómannadagurinn (Fishermen’s Day) when we honor our strong seafaring traditions. Have you tried any tasty Icelandic seafood, in Iceland or your home country?
The journey of @dadimakesmusic & Gagnamagnið to @Eurovision has been a rollercoaster, from cancellation in 2020 to a COVID diagnosis in 2021. But that won’t stop good vibes & dance moves! We’re psyched for the final - everything about their song, we like.
We can’t wait to know, what do you think about (@Eurovision) things? @dadimakesmusic was so good last year, we are sending him again. All of Iceland stands (dances) behind Daði and Gagnamagnið! What would you call this 8-bit plane ride? #esc2021 Read more:
What can you do on a day trip from Reykjavík? Iceland’s new volcanic eruption gets all the heat, but don’t forget classics like the @BlueLagoonIS. Our Volcano + Blue Lagoon package combines the newest wonder with a geothermal soak in lava fields. Book now:
Daði and Gagnamagnið go to Eurovision, take 2! It’s been 2 years since the last @Eurovision Song Contest. We think the world is ready for banging pop & joyful celebration. We flew the Icelandic entry, @dadimakesmusic, to begin their campaign for victory!
Happy Day of the #IcelandicHorse! These photogenic locals are known for 5 gaits that make the riding experience smooth. It’s the only breed in Iceland, mentioned in Norse mythology & the Sagas. Have you met one on your travels? We’d love to see your pics!�
Need some new Icelandic music to get you in the weekend mood? This new double-feature music video from Aron Can tells a story inspired by the Blade Runner universe, and uses our high-tech flight simulator hangar as a backdrop. #SpiritofIceland
Hot news from @icelandairwaves 🔥🔥 For tickets and packages…a3
Tomorrow, @icelandairwaves announces more artists for this year’s festival line-up in Nov. We can’t wait for Reykjavik to get all hot & loud again, filled with international + local artists, concerts, parties and of course YOU. Get get your tickets now:
Iceland won many hearts on #Oscars night, even if ‘Husavik (My Home Town)’ didn’t win the award for Best Original Song. What a magical performance by @mollysanden at Húsavík’s scenic harbor, ft. a local choir, iconic knitwear, and the northern lights.…
Tonight‘s the night: Good luck, Húsavík - we hope you bring that Oscar home! (We’ll leave the JaJa Ding Dong for the comment section).…
Yes, yes, yes! We're proud that Icelandic film ‘Yes-People‘ is nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 2021 Oscars. So proud, we gave them a lift to LA. The film crew (plus some characters) are documenting the trip. We can’t wait to share more.
Iceland is in the spotlight at this year’s Oscars🍿A sweet short film called Yes-People is nominated for Best Animated Short & ‘Husavik (My Home Town)’ from Will Ferrell’s Eurovision movie is nominated for Best Original
Today Icelanders celebrate Sumardagurinn Fyrsti, the 1st day of summer. The day’s celebrations stem from the old calendar, when there were only 2 seasons: winter & summer. See @benjaminhardman's photo essay showcasing Iceland’s changing seasons:
Coming in hot!🔥We proudly bring the spirit of Iceland to the world & New Yorkers get a taste of our hottest attraction with our Times Square ad. Check our flight & holiday offers: book a visit to Iceland to tick 'erupting volcano' off your bucket
Thanks for your amazing picture @Anna_Dora_G
The best reason to book a window seat! 🌋👀 If you’re flying to or from Iceland these days, you might catch a glimpse of our spectacular new volcanic eruption. Do you have photos of memorable window-seat views? Share your favorite with
🐰🐣At Easter, bigger is better! The Icelandic Easter Bunny is very generous, handing out Easter eggs weighing up to several kg. Made from Icelandic chocolate, filled with candy and a small note with a proverb to give you some food for thought. Gleðilega páska (Happy Easter)5M
Iceland looks more surreal than usual with the ongoing volcanic eruption: Glowing lava streams slowly make their way down the volcano. It’s a dark, mysterious & dramatic sight. Are you planning a trip to this epic scene? Watch nature‘s raw power at play:
"It's hard to believe the timing of it. The opportunity to experience an eruption 800 years in the making during a tiny window of unplanned time, post quarantine & between work is surreal. Guess after dedicating 15 years & 43 trips to Iceland you're bound to score."@chrisburkard
Are you curious about how we train our pilots and inspect our airplanes? The largest and most important part of our core operations is ensuring the safety of our passengers, but most of this work goes on behind the scenes. Take a look: #aviation
We’ll pick 3 winners for 2 return flights to Iceland from any of our European or North American destinations. Comment until Tuesday, March 30, 4pm GMT and you might be able to explore Iceland's nature yourself soon! Video @AsaSteinars
The floor is lava!🌋We're doing a giveaway in honor of Iceland’s impressive & hottest natural wonder. Post your best „The floor is lava“ picture/video in the comments below for your chance to win a trip to Iceland! You know the game: imagine the floor is made of molten hot lava.I
Experts describe the eruption as “little & beautiful”. Currently, it poses no risk to people, property, or air traffic. We're in contact with the authorities, will continue to monitor the situation & keep our passengers informed: Images @vilhelmgunnarsson
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