How to Get There

  • Closer Than You Think

    It's easier than ever to catch a flight to Iceland.
    3 hours from London. 5 ½ hours from New York.

  • Easy Domestic Access

    Air Iceland flies to Vopnafjordur five times a week, and to the neighboring Egilsstadir multiple times daily.

  • Keflavik International Airport

    International flights arrive in the Reykjavik area. Hop aboard a short domestic flight to get to Vopnafjordur.

  • The Scenic Route

    For the ultimate view, take the mountain road Hellisheidi to Vopnafjordur.

  • A Beautiful Drive

    If you choose to drive from Reykjavik, you may pass through the magical Myvatn area.


To Iceland by Air
 
Most international air traffic to and from Iceland uses Keflavik International Airport in Southwest Iceland, the major internatinoal hub serving the capital Reykjavik. Keflavik International has been voted the best airport in Europe by ACI, the international council of airport operators. KefAirport.com

Icelandair serves 24 cities in Europe and North America via Keflavik International, including major hubs like New York, Seattle, Boston, London, Frankfurt, Paris and Copenhagen. Icelandair.com



Iceland Express is a low-cost airline which serves 24 cities in Europe and North America via Keflavik International and Akureyri International Airport, including major hubs like New York, London, Copenhagen, Paris and Frankfurt. IcelandExpress.com


Egilsstadir International Airport, which lies a one to one-and-a-half hour's drive south of Vopnafjordur, is not currently served by any international airlines, but can accommodate charter flights and private aircraft of all sizes.



Domestically to Vopnafjordur by Air
 
Air Iceland serves Vopnafjordur Airport with five flights a week from Reykjavik Airport with a connection through Akureyri International Airport in North Iceland. AirIceland.is

Air Iceland operates multiple domestic flights daily to Egilsstadir International Airport from Reykjavik Airport. AirIceland.is

Vopnafjordur Airport can accommodate small charter flights and small private aircraft.



Domestically to Vopnafjordur by Car
 
From Reykjavik
Northern route: head north on Rte 1, continue on Rte 1 through Hvalfjordur Tunnel, Borgarnes, Blonduos, Akureyri and Myvatn, turn onto Rte 85 to Vopnafjordur: 623 km. 97% paved roads.

Southern route (summer): head east on Rte 1, continue on Rte 1 through Selfoss and Vik, south of Vatnajokull Glacier, past Hofn and Djupivogur, turn onto Rte 939 over the mountain road Oxi, turn back onto Rte 1 through Egilsstadir, turn onto Rte 917 over the mountain road Hellisheidi to Vopnafjordur: 731 km. 86% paved roads.

Southern route (winter): head east on Rte 1, continue on Rte 1 through Selfoss and Vik, south of Vatnajokull Glacier, past Hofn and Djupivogur, over the mountain road Breiddalsheidi, through Egilsstadir, over the mountain road Hareksstadaleid, turn onto Rte 85 to Vopnafjordur. 830 km. 93% paved roads.

From Egilsstadir
Summer/scenic route: head north on Rte 1, turn onto Rte 917 over the mountain road Hellisheidi to Vopnafjordur: 93 km. 34% paved roads.

Winter route: head north on Rte 1 over Hareksstadaleid mountain road, turn onto Rte 85 to Vopnafjordur: 134 km. 87% paved roads.

From Akureyri
Head north on Rte 1, continue on Rte 1 through Laugar and Myvatn, turn onto Rte 85 to Vopnafjordur. 235 km. 93% paved roads.







Photos: Icelandair Aircraft by BriYYZ (CC BY-SA), Air Iceland by Steven Isaacson (CC BY-SA), Ring Road by Andrea Schaffer (CC BY), Keflavik Airport by Daquella Manera (CC BY)




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