Cheap flights to Iceland from Australia in 2020

Find flights to see the Northern Lights with these deals on airfares to Iceland.

More and more international tourists are joining in the chase of the Northern Lights across Iceland, all the while taking in volcanoes, hot springs, geysers and waterfalls. Australians can fly to the capital of Reykjavik via Europe, Canada and the Middle East.

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Worldwide flights from $1,395 return

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How much are flights to Iceland?

The journey to Iceland may be long, but it's definitely worth it. The difference in flight costs comes down to the airlines that you fly with and the length of your stopovers. It's worth weighing up the option of a longer stopover for a cheaper flight fare. From Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, you can expect to pay between $1,500 and $2,000 for return flights to Iceland.

When is the cheapest time to fly to Iceland?

May is the cheapest time to fly to Iceland. Although you're likely to miss the Northern Lights if you travel between May and August, you'll be met with decent weather to sightsee and avoid the crowds before the peak summer travel period.

How far in advance should I book my flights to Iceland?

We searched for upcoming departures and flights well in advance to see how much the price of flights fluctuates. Booking 20-24 weeks in advance gives you the greatest chance of securing a good deal. If you're planning on booking last-minute flights to Iceland, expect to fork out a lot more money for your journey.


Frequently asked questions about flights to Iceland

How long does it take to fly to Iceland?

This is approximately how much time you can expect to spend in the air when flying to Reykjavik from major Australian cities.

  • Brisbane: 28 hours
  • Sydney: 28 hours
  • Adelaide: 27 hours
  • Melbourne: 26 hours
  • Perth: 24 hours

Which airlines fly to Iceland from Australia?

A flight from Australia to Reykjavik involves at least two stopovers and you will likely have to fly with more than one airline on this journey. Popular cities you will be diverted through are Doha, Dubai, Toronto and Vancouver.

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Delta
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Qatar
  • Thai Airways
  • Virgin Australia

Where is the airport in Iceland?

All flights from Australia will land at Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport, located in Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik.

How long does it take to get to the airport?

From Reykjavik, you can get to Reykjavik's Keflavik International Airport within 45 minutes. Iceland does not have a train system in place but there are two shuttle services, the Airport Express and Flybus, that can transport you to and from the airport.

It's best if you make an advanced booking online, but you can purchase tickets at the airport too. Some hotels allow you to add Flybus transfers with your booking, making for a swift journey straight from the airport to your hotel. Car hire is also available from major rental companies at the airport.

Do I need a visa to travel to Iceland from Australia?

If you hold an Australian passport, you do not need a visa to enter Iceland if you plan on staying for three months or less. It's important to check that your passport has at least six months' validity from the day that you plan to travel.

Am I required to book an onward or return flight from Iceland?

Yes, you will need proof of onward travel to enter Iceland.


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