Kansas City gets its first European route

Icelandair is heading to heartland of America with flights to Kansas City International this summer.

Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland. Photo by Alexander_ Milo on Unsplash

The selection of routes from Kansas City airport (MCI) will no longer be limited to domestic flights and routes to Toronto, Cancun and Punta Cana. Since this summer Icelandair will offer three non-stop flights a week to Iceland. Making Icelandair the first European airline in Kansas City.

Iceland has become one of the hottest destinations in Europe. Only seven hours from MCI, Iceland is a natural wonderland filled with geysers, glaciers and waterfalls, clean air, pure water and natural hot springs. Many choose to explore Iceland by renting a car at the Keflavik International Airport and then spend their days on the winding roads. However rental cars in are quite expensive in Iceland compared to many other European countries but thankfully the prices are coming down. This summer you can expect to pay around 24% less in EUR and 17% less in USD compared to the result of our latest price survey. Click here to do your own car rental comparison.

The popularity of Iceland has meant that visitors can now choose from great selection of hotels and hostels. In Reykjavik you will find the first Canopy by Hilton Hotel and then variety of local hotel brands.  Icelandair also offer a special stopover service for up to seven nights at no additional airfare. Meaning that passengers traveling from Kansas City can spend few days in Iceland before heading to Dublin, Paris, London or the other 22 European destinations Icelandair has on offer.