In recent years, numerous changes have been made to Icelandair’s operations in order to reduce CO2 emissions. These include efforts to minimize fuel consumption during approach and landing and the introduction of winglets that reduce drag, allowing us to reduce the amount of fuel needed to power our flights.
We have determined the average flight emissions for each of our routes. Our carbon calculator estimates your contribution based on the length of your route and the number of passengers you list.
Currently, all carbon-offset contributions are used to cultivate forests in Iceland in co-operation with the Icelandic Carbon Fund, Kolviður. Trees absorb carbon from carbon dioxide thus reducing the amount of it in the atmosphere. We are proud to be a part of this important project and encourage our customers to participate in it.
During the lifespan of the trees planted as a result of your contribution, they are projected to remove from the atmosphere the same amount of CO2 emissions which was generated by your trip. Note that this process could take up to 60 years.
We are proud to be a part of this important project and encourage our customers to participate in it.