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Flight Information from New York City to Reykjavík

distanceDistance2606 miles (4204 km)
priceAverage plane ticket price$420 (€338)
changesDirect flightYes

Flights from New York City to Reykjavík cover the 2606 miles (4204 km) long journey with our travel partners like. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this route for as low as $399 (€321), but the average price of plane tickets is $420 (€338).

Flights from New York to Reykjavik

Geographically, Reykjavik is the closest eurosopean capital to the US mainland and has always been a useful stopping point for transatlantic flights from New York. Since its dramatic volcanic scenery featured so prominently in the cult TV show Game of Thrones, Iceland has become an even more popular city break destination for American vacationers keen to view the volcanoes, geysers and Northern Lights celestial displays. The Icelandic national airliner offers a daily direct flight from New York to Reykjavik from two New York airports seven days a week, with a flying time of around five hours and thirty minutes. Departures are in the early evening, allowing passengers to arrive in Reykjavik in time for breakfast. Several airlines offer indirect flights to the Icelandic capital, with one change required en route, at a eurosopean airport.  Most indirect connections are routed via London, but connections via Frankfurt am Main, Amsterdam or Helsinki are also available. These take considerably longer than direct services but increase the flight options to Reykjavik from New York airports.

Which airlines fly from New York to Reykjavik? 

The Icelandic national carrier Icelandair offers  two daily flights from New York to Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport seven days a week, with one departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport and one from Newark Liberty International Airport. Several airlines offer indirect flights to Reykjavik from New York, routed through eurosopean hubs. with one change in transit. Options include American Airlines and British Airways services from New York JFK  via London Heathrow Airport, United Airlines and British Airways departures from New York Newark, also via London Heathrow, and Singapore Airlines and Icelandair routes from New York JFK via Frankfurt am Main.

How long is the flight from New York to Reykjavik?

Icelandair's direct flight from New York to Reykjavik departing from Newark Airport is the fastest option on the 2,617 mile (4,212 kilometer) route north east from the US city, taking five hours and 30 minutes to complete the trip to Iceland. Icelandair's departure from JFK Airport takes five minutes longer to reach Reykjavik. The quickest indirect flight from New York to Reykjavik is a British Airways and American Airlines connection from New York JFK via London Heathrow, taking 1one hours and 35 minutes total journey time to Reykjavik. Other indirect flights to the Icelandic capital can take upwards of 1two hours depending on the route and the length of the layover between connections. For timetable clarity, it should be noted that Icelandic time is four hours ahead of New York time.     

How many flights are there from New York to Reykjavik?

The Icelandair schedule offers two flights from New York to Reykjavik daily seven days a week, with one departing from Newark Airport and one from JFK Airport. Departure times for both flights are in mid-evening, arriving at the Icelandic airport early in the morning.  There are also 12-14 daily indirect flights to Reykjavik from New York with one change in transit, including some morning departure times from the US city, but all involving some overnight travel.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from New York to Reykjavik? 

Departure Airport: John F. Kennedy International Airport is situated in south Queens, 14 miles (20 kilometers) south east of downtown Manhattan,  with public transit options including the New York subway to Jamaica or Howard Beach stations, where AirTrain shuttles complete the trip to the terminal, taking 45-60 minutes. Newark Liberty International Airport is nine miles (15 kilometers) south west of Manhattan, in New Jersey, with regular rail links on Amtrak and NJ Transit services taking about 30 minutes to reach the airport station from Midtown. Both airports have car rental desks, currency exchange bureaux, free WiFi, luggage storage services and  food courts with a wide range of international restaurants, bars and fast food outlets. Shopping opportunities include designer fashion stores,  sportswear outlets, electronics stores, news vendors and drug stores. Business travelers can make use executive lounges.

Arrival Airport: Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport is located on the south west coast of Iceland, about  31 miles (50 kilometers) south west of downtown Reykjavik. Public transportation transfers to the city include the Strætó public bus service, taking around one hour, or Flybus and Airport Direct express buses taking around 45 minutes. Facilities at the passenger terminal include car rental agencies, ATMs, business lounges, currency exchange desks and free WiFi. Dining options include a pizzeria, bakery, Scandinavian and international restaurants, coffee shops and a convenience store for groceries. The shopping mall includes duty free outlets, fashion stores, an eyeglasses store, gourmet food hall, and an Icelandic design and handicrafts gallery.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by flight between New York City and Reykjavík?

Travel between New York City, USA and Reykjavík, Iceland by plane is: Restricted.

What is the status of international entry into Iceland from USA?

International entry status: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United States

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Iceland from New York City?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Reykjavík, Iceland?

When traveling in Iceland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/20/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight to Reykjavík from New York City before traveling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to New York City, USA from Reykjavík, Iceland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by plane from Reykjavík to New York City is: Restricted

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to USA from Iceland?

Reentry to USA is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Iceland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in USA from Reykjavík?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop

What are the safety rules to follow in New York City, USA?

The government of USA has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

Last checked on 9/22/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your flight to New York City from Reykjavík here.

How much do cheap flights between New York City and Reykjavík cost?
Flight tickets between New York City and Reykjavík for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $399 (€321)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a flight from New York City to Reykjavík?
If you’re looking to buy your plane tickets in the next week, you can expect the New York City to Reykjavík flight price to come in at an average of $420 (€338)  one way.
How far is New York City to Reykjavík by plane?
The New York City to Reykjavík flight distance is approximately 2606 miles (4204 km).
How early should I purchase plane tickets between New York City and Reykjavík to score the best deals?
The price of a one way plane ticket from New York City to Reykjavík is on average $420 (€338) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for flights from all possible airlines offering this journey. In general, you can find plane tickets between New York City and Reykjavík available a few months in advance.

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