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Halifax airport adding Iceland to its list of direct flights

By Caitlin Snow Nov 2, 2023 | 1:47 PM

Halifax Stanfield just added another destination to its list of direct flights.

Coming this spring, you can get a non-stop flight to Iceland, three times a week to Reykjavik: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

“We’re delighted Icelandair is returning to Halifax Stanfield,” said Joyce Carter, President & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority. “We know Iceland is a top travel destination for many Atlantic Canadians, and this non-stop flight makes visiting Iceland easier than ever. We are looking forward to the restart of this service next summer and we can’t wait to welcome visitors from Iceland and beyond back to this beautiful region of Canada.”

The flight time to Iceland from Halifax is about 4 hours, with connections in Iceland to about 30 destinations in Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and Continental Europe. Icelandair passengers can also take a Stopover in Iceland for up to 7 nights at no additional airfare, enroute to their final destination.

“We are excited to return to Halifax and once again offer Nova Scotians a refreshing choice to Iceland and beyond,” said Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair CEO. “Our short flight from Halifax to Iceland also offers easy connections to the UK, Scandinavia and Continental Europe, re-opening the world for business and leisure travelers alike with more travel options to and from Canada. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.”

Icelandair’s new seasonal service will also help tourism, opening the door to more seasonal travelers.

“We’re thrilled to see this non-stop connection to Iceland reopen,” said Susan Corkum-Greek, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Economic Development. “Non-stop routes make it easier and more affordable to travel and move products. This will help create new possibilities for growing tourism, business and new trade.”

The service will be from May 31, 2024, to October 14, 2024.