Flights from London to Reykjavik

London to Reykjavik

  • Reykjavik is served by 2 airports. These are Reykjavik Keflavik, Reykjavik Domestic.
  • London to Reykjavik is 1,178 miles
  • £107 was the cheapest return price from London to Reykjavik last month
  • The average flight time from London to Reykjavik is 2h 20min
  • 4 airlines fly direct from London to Reykjavik
  • There are 51 flights a week from London to Reykjavik
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Reykjavik last month was WOW air

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Flights from London to Reykjavik

This information is correct as of October 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Reykjavik

Wow Air, British Airways, Icelandair and EasyJet all offer direct flights from London to Reykjavik. British Airways depart from London Heathrow. Icelandair, Wow Air and EasyJet all depart from London Gatwick. EasyJet also offer direct flights from Stansted and Luton.

Terminal Information

It is recommended that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight to Iceland is scheduled to depart.

London Gatwick

London Gatwick is split into North and South terminals. Icelandair and EasyJet flights depart from Gatwick’s North Terminal. Wow Air flights depart from the South Terminal.

The departure lounges for both terminals are well equipped with lots of facilities. Shops range from high street standards like Boots and WHSmith to more exclusive boutiques like Harrods and Ted Baker. There is a selection of fast food outlets and restaurants like Wagamama and Jamie’s Italian offering more substantial fare.

London Heathrow

There are a number of terminals at London Heathrow. British Airways flights for Reykjavik leave from Terminal 5.

Facilities in the departures hall include a currency exchange, internet kiosks and a duty free store. Other shops include Boots, WHSmith, Burberry, Gucci and Hugo Boss. Dining options range from Costa Coffee and Pret A Manger to Giraffe and Carluccio’s.

Stansted Airport

There is just one terminal at Stansted Airport and once you’ve reached the departures lounge, you’ll find shops including Boots, WHSmith, Next and Hamleys and food outlets including Burger King, Starbucks and a Wetherspoon’s pub.

London Luton Airport

Luton Aiport has just one terminal. Like Stansted Airport, Fast Track security passes are available and can be bought from kiosks outside the security area.

The departure lounge is home to a currency exchange, internet stations, a games area and a good selection of shops. Food options include Pret A Manger, Est Bar, Frankie & Benny’s and Benugo.

Reykjavik International Airport

Reykjavik Airport is around six kilometres from Reykjavik city centre. The airport has just one terminal building.

Transportation options are all located out of the main terminal building but are connected by walkways. Passengers can choose from a number of shuttle buses travelling into the city centre. The journey takes around 45 minutes and tickets can be bought from desks inside the arrivals hall. Taxis can be found outside the terminal building. Car hire from Reykjavik Airport is also available. Budget, Avis, Hertz and Europcar all have desks in the car rental area.

What to Expect in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is decidedly chilly when compared with the UK. Summer temperatures don’t venture above 14°c and in winter they hover between 3°c and -2°c. During the depths of winter, the nights are long, with just four hours of daylight each day. March is Reykjavik’s rainiest month but there is much less rain throughout the year than in London.

Iceland is part of the European Economic Area but still uses its own currency, the Icelandic Krona. Visitors will find that eating out in Reykjavik can be more expensive than in London. A mid-range meal for two costs on average 10,500kr* (£55.00). Supermarket shopping if you’re self-catering can also prove pricey although public transport is significantly cheaper.

Reykjavik is one hour behind the UK.

*Prices subject to change

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