Wednesday 24 April 2019

Ireland's first direct flights to Iceland unveiled, with prices from €49 each way

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Iceland: Family bathing in a geothermal pool
Iceland: Family bathing in a geothermal pool
The Ion Hotel, Iceland
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

WOW Air, Iceland’s only low-cost carrier, today announced details of what it says are the first ever direct scheduled flights from Ireland to Iceland.

The new service, from Dublin to Reykjavik, will commence June 2nd.

Flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with a flight time of two hours and 20 minutes. Lead-in prices are being quoted at €49 each way.

The flights follow easyJet's introduction of direct flights from Belfast to Reykjavik last month. Prices on that service start from £39 each way.

Iceland has long been regarded as one of the ‘must see’ Nordic travel destinations, and is famous for its Blue Lagoon, volcanic landscapes and Northern Lights, among other attractions.

In June and July the country enjoys nearly 24 hours of sunlight, meaning many outdoor pursuits continue late on into the night... including Midnight Golf.

WOW air ( was founded by Icelandic entrepreneur Skuli Mogensen following the country's financial crisis, launching in November 2011. The airline flew its one millionth passenger last month.

The Ion Hotel, Iceland

The Northern Lights, photographed over Iceland's Ion Hotel.

Announcing details of the new route today, Mogensen said:

"We are delighted to be the first airline to have scheduled flights direct from Ireland to Iceland. Both our countries have so much to offer visitors and we hope, that in launching this route, it allows people the opportunity to experience some wonderful trips to unique places both in Ireland and Iceland."

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