Icelandair’s non-stop summer flights from Halifax return

Icelandair has reintroduced non-stop summer seasonal flights between Halifax and Reykjavik.

Non-stop summer service will fly three times weekly between Halifax Stanfield and Reykjavik via Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport (KEF) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, now through Oct. 14, 2024.

“It’s fantastic to see this flight launch today as we know many travellers across the Atlantic Region are excited to see Icelandair flying again at Halifax Stanfield,” said Joyce Carter, president and CEO, HIAA. “We appreciate Icelandair’s investment in our market. This service provides easy access between Nova Scotia and Iceland, and it provides seamless connectivity via Iceland for Europeans looking to visit our region. We look forward to welcoming their passengers this summer.”

About the Iceland flight

The flight time to Iceland is approximately four hours overnight, giving travellers a full day to explore on arrival. Icelandair also offers a unique opportunity with its stopover program, which allows travellers to spend a few days in Iceland on their way to or from the origin and destination.

“We are excited to return to Halifax, once again, opening tourism and trade between Iceland, Europe and Atlantic Canada. The time is right for this decision, and we have great expectations for this partnership. Together we will strengthen the bridge between Halifax and Europe for both leisure and business travelers and we look forward to welcoming Halifax aboard,” said Bogi Nils
Bogason, Icelandair CEO.

Special events on now

In celebration of the launch and in advance of Iceland’s Independence Day on June 17, Icelandair and Inspired by Iceland will host several festivities in Halifax. Events include a free concert featuring Icelandic artists, Axel Flóvent and Arny Margret on June 1, 2024, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Auction House in downtown Halifax, as well as a geology event with Icelandic volcanologist Helga Kristen Torfadottir, at the Museum of Natural History on June 2, 2024, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“Iceland is an emerging travel destination for many Nova Scotians and the non-stop routefrom Halifax makes visiting that country – and destinations beyond – that much easier and more affordable,” said Susan Corkum-Greek, Minister of Economic Development. “The direct connection also makes it easier for moving high value products in both directions and supports mutual opportunities for growing tourism, business and trade in key sectors, including fisheries and aquaculture. Iceland is an important market for us, and we are so pleased to have Icelandair back in Halifax.”

For more information about Icelandair’s schedule, flights, or fares to Iceland and beyond, including a special round trip sale fare of $699 CAD when booked by June 6, 2024, visit