July 3, 2022

Kansas City Is Getting Its First Nonstop Transatlantic Flight — to Iceland

Getting to Iceland — and from there Europe — just got easier for travelers in Kansas City.

Icelandair has announced new seasonal service from Kansas City International Airport beginning in May. The airline will offer three nonstop flights to Reykjavik each week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. In addition to making it much easier to get to Iceland, the new flights will offer an easy link to Europe.

“Today marks the first time in that history that Icelandair will offer nonstop flights to and from the heart of America to Iceland and beyond,” Icelandair CEO Bjorgolfur Johannsson said in a statement. “This will not only benefit families and leisure travelers wanting to explore the world but will also open up many opportunities for business, trade and foreign relations between Europe and Kansas City.”

Flights from Kansas City to Reykjavik are estimated at about seven hours, according to Icelandair. Plus, Icelandair offers an Iceland Stopover for travelers to stay and explore the country for up to seven nights at no additional fare.

What better excuse for a layover than seeing glaciers and soaking in hot springs?

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