Iceland for me is one of those fairy tale lands that are near the top of the ultimate travel bucket lists and seem to be the inspiration for children’s movies with awe-inspiring cartoon landscapes. Now, you will not have to travel to New York to get on a non-stop plane to get to Iceland. Delta has announced a new route that will make it a little easier to get to The Land of Fire and Ice!
Up in the Air
Delta’s new flight will run during the summer peak travel season to Iceland, from about May – September. There are flights operated by Iceland Air that will be in direct competition with the new route. Interestingly, it’s not just passengers and those with a wanderlust that will benefit. Midwesterners may find that the fish market opens up a bit since cargo planes will be able to import fresh fillets to the area. This will conversely open up more export partnerships as well. The route will be operated by Delta partners (Air France, KLM, and Alitalia.)
Fly Non-Stop with Delta
Previously, the only non-stop flight in the USA to Reykjavik, Iceland was from New York. Until now. Those that are on the West Coast and in the Midwest, or just rural-dwelling folks like myself will delight in the news that travel to the Big Apple is not necessary to get to Iceland in one swoop. Minneapolis-St. Paul will now host a flight to get you to Iceland directly, via Delta Airlines. I find that MSP is one of the nicer international airports in the country, having traveled to almost all of the major jetports for travel as a wildland firefighter and student of the global classroom. The two-terminal airport (Lindbergh and Humphrey) is a major hub but does not have the harried feel that sometimes emanates from O’Hare and Denver or LAX.
This new route will also mean more points for your frequent flyer membership! Now that there’s another direct flight, what’s stopping you from going to check out the glaciers and volcanoes? Better get out the guide book and start saving your pennies, Iceland is a destination that deserves to be experienced firsthand!