Record many flights from London to Iceland this winter

British tourists are much more attracted by the dark Icelandic winter than the Midnight sun the island is famous for.

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This February 47 thousand British tourists visited Iceland which is just as many as in June, July and August combined. British travelers have followed this pattern for many years while for all other nationalities the summer is the high season for visiting Iceland. As a result the airlines now offer more frequent flights between the two countries during the winter. This coming winter the number of British travellers in Iceland could grow even more since the number of weekly departures from London to Iceland will reach 81, an increase of 14 flights from last winter.

British Airways is the main reason for this big increase with two flights per day from Heathrow and a new route to Reykjavik from London City Airport. But while the Icelandic airlines, Icelandair and WOW air, have the same number of flights this year they have the option of accommodating more passengers by using bigger planes on some of their UK routes.

Finally, it‘s worth mentioning that  air traffic between Britain and Iceland isn’t limited to flights to and from London since passengers can fly all year directly to Iceland from locations as diverse as Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Belfast.

Below is the schedule for all the flights from London to Reykjavik this winter and here you can easily compare flights to Iceland.