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Hot deal: You can fly direct from Vancouver to Iceland for only $338

Stunning black sand beaches, crashing waterfalls, volcanoes, epic northern lights viewing opportunities, and so much more.
There are several low-cost options on flights from Vancouver to Iceland, particularly for folks looking to visit Reykjavik.

Locals looking to visit the Land of Fire and Ice can take advantage of some low-cost options this spring. 

Tickets from Vancouver to Iceland cost hundreds of dollars less than average prices on select dates in May and June.

Keflavík International Airport (KEF), the country's largest airport, is located roughly a 45-minute drive from Iceland's capital city, Reykjavik.

Travellers who want to fly in February through March face prices soaring between $1,200 and upwards of $2,000 for a round-trip ticket from Vancouver International Airport (YVR), while April's prices average over $1,000.

One-way ticket prices average upwards of $720 from YVR. 

On Wednesday, June 5, a one-way flight from YVR to KEF costs $338.07 with WestJet, which is less than half the price you'd pay for the ticket at other times of the year; it has one stopover in Calgary for just under nine hours. 

You can use the Google Flights price calendar to find a low-cost option in May or June, but ensure you check the length of the layover time on the ticket you select. Some of them involve an overnight stay. 

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Round-trip flights from Vancouver to Iceland

Return trips from YVR to KEF are also a steal in June, with prices totalling just below the $700 mark. 

For example, a flight that departs YVR on Wednesday, June 5, and returns from KEF on Monday, June 15 costs $695.47; it has one short stop for just over an hour in Calgary on the outbound journey and a similar one on the return flight home. 

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Canada gives travellers the green light to visit Iceland, meaning there aren't any significant risks associated with the country at this time. 

Iceland has some of the world's largest glaciers as well as several active volcanoes. In 2021 and 2022, the Fagradalsfjall volcano erupted in the Reykjanes Peninsula. It is a popular tourist spot located about 40km from Reykjavik. While the volcano is no longer actively erupting, visitors are not allowed to walk on the lava for safety reasons.

Over 80 per cent of Iceland is uninhabited. For travellers who are looking to explore, there are stunning black sand beaches, crashing waterfalls, hot springs, glacial lagoons, and much more. It also offers some of the most sublime northern lights viewing experiences anywhere in the world.