You Can Soon Book Non-Stop Flights to Iceland from Philadelphia

The Nordic wonderland will soon be only a few hours from PHL.

Photo via Wikipedia.

Photo via Wikipedia.

Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital is one of the top five most Googled cities in 2016, and soon the increasingly popular travel destination will be just one non-stop flight away from Philadelphia.

On Wednesday, Icelandair announced that it will begin seasonal flights from Philadelphia International Airport on May 30, 2017, with four weekly non-stop flights to Iceland.

Travelers in the region won’t have to stop in cities like New York or Boston to get their fix of the country’s magical geysers, waterfalls, geothermal hot springs, volcanoes, ice caves, thermal caves, or basalt column beaches.

“This capital city is a getaway to a beautiful country and to its Scandinavian neighbors,” said Chellie Cameron, CEO of Philadelphia International Airport in a statement. We are proud to increase our non-stop international destinations and open a new market to our travelers”

Total travel time to the Nordic wonderland will be around just five hours and 30 minutes.

Icelandair flight FI828 will depart from Philadelphia on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:35 p.m., arriving at Keflavik International Airport the following morning at 6:10 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time. Return flights will depart Keflavik at 5:00 p.m., with same-day arrival in Philadelphia at 7:15 p.m., Icelandair said in a statement.

According to Condé Nast Traveler, Iceland is one of the most popular destinations during peak summer for the capital’s arts festivals and ideal strolling weather and in the off season, for adventure travel and Northern Lights-spotting of course. And the magazine reports that according to Google data, women in their 20s and 30s were the most likely to look for Iceland trips, maybe because of how safe it is for solo adventure seekers.

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