Starting this summer, direct flights to Keflavik airport will make Iceland a lot more accessible from French-speaking Switzerland. The Geneva-Reykjavik route operates twice a week during the high season from 24 May to 23 September, served by a Boeing 757 with a capacity of 183 seats offering 3 different classes (Economy, Economy Comfort and Saga).
As well as serving its country of origin, Icelandair is also well-known for its links between Europe and North America. Profiting from the southerly location of Reykjavik, it is able to provide connections to such difficult niche destinations as Anchorage, Halifax or Edmonton (new in 2014), as well as a certain number of cities in the United States.
Though charters have been available before in July/August, this new scheduled route is going to make Iceland a much more popular destination. This little island in the North Atlantic, half-way between Europe and America, is a land of extremes offering a whole range of attractions that will certainly appeal to discerning and adventurous travellers looking for something out of the ordinary and a return to nature.
Among the wonders to be admired during a tour of one or two weeks, we might mention:
- the Blue Lagoon, close to the airport, for hot spring bathing
- the fjords of the west coast, home to vast bird colonies
- the icebergs drifting slowly in Jökulsárlón lagoon
- the aurora borealis lighting up the night sky
- the circular tour of the island, with everything from green valleys to glacial lakes
- the spectacular wild life, with puffins and whales as star performers.
The launch of this new seasonal route has been supported by an advertising campaign, digital marketing actions and the publication of a brochure for the trade and the general public.
Timetable Geneva-Reykjavik: (flights on Tuesday and Saturday):
- flight FI565 from Geneva 14:00 – to Reykjavik 15:50
- flight FI564 from Reykjavik 07:20 – to Geneva 13:00