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Boeing 757-200

The Boeing 757 is a mid-size narrow-body twinjet aircraft, ideal for short to medium-haul routes. The 757-200 model makes up the bulk of our fleet, with a total of 25 currently in use.

General Introduction

The Boeing 757-200 has been by far the most popular 757 variant, with a total of 913 built over the course of its manufacture. The efficient turbofan engines allow takeoffs from relatively high altitudes and short runways, and with a maximum range of 6300 km (3900 miles), they are well suited for both domestic and transcontinental flights. The wings are optimized to reduce drag, thereby increasing fuel efficiency.

Our aircraft

Icelandair’s 757-200s have seating for 184 passengers, with seats arranged 3-3 in Economy and 2-2 in Saga Premium.

Comfort is at the forefront, and passengers are provided with a personal in-flight entertainment system and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi access. 

Technical Specification

  • Length:47.3 m (155 ft. 2 in)
  • Wingspan:38.1 m (125')
  • Cruising speed:876 km/h (544 mph)
  • Maximum range:6,300 km (3,900 mi)
  • Maximum take-off weight:115,666 kg (255,000 lbs)
  • Engine:(two) RB211-535E4
  • Boeing 757-200 - Seatmap and seat info

    Saga Premium
  • Seat Pitch: Min 40" Max 42"
  • Seat Widths: Standard Seat: 20.5"
  • Backrest Widths: 25.9
  • Economy
  • Seat Pitch: 32"
  • Seat Widths: Standard Seat: 17"
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  • Our fleet's Boeing 757-200 aircraft

    Vatnajökull

    [VAT-na-yuh-kutl]
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    Boeing 757-200
    Vatnajökull is the largest ice cap in Iceland and the largest glacier in Europe; it covers 8 percent of Iceland's surface. Six volcanoes lie underneath it, including Bárðarbunga, which caused the Holuhraun eruption in 2014-15. Icelandair introduced the glacially themed livery in celebration of its 80th anniversary. Check out the world's first flying glacier!

    Hekla Aurora

    [HEK-la au-RO-ra]
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    Hekla is the name of Iceland's most famous volcano, which last erupted in 2000. The aircraft was renamed Hekla Aurora in 2014 and repainted in northern lights livery. Meet Hekla Aurora.

    Eyjafjallajökull

    [AY-ya-fyat-la-yeu-kutl] (good luck!)
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    Eyjafjallajökull glacier is a relatively small ice cap in South Iceland, just west of the much larger Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Eyjafjallajökull covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,666 meters (5,466 ft). The most recent eruption in Eyjafjallajökull was in April 2010.

    Surtsey

    [SEURT-say]
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    Surtsey, off the coast of South Iceland, is a young island which grew up from the ocean floor during a volcanic eruption in 1963.

    Helgafell

    [HEL-gah-fetl]
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    Helgafell is the name of a dormant cone volcano on the outskirts of an important fishing town in the Westman Islands. Its neighbor, Eldfell, was formed in an eruption in 1973.

    Grímsvötn

    [GREEMZ-vutn]
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    Grímsvötn is the name of a volcano and a series of subglacial lakes in Southeast Iceland on the Vatnajökull glacier. Grímsvötn has one of the highest eruption frequencies in Iceland; the last was in May 2011.

    Eldborg

    [ELD-borg]
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    Eldborg is the name of an extinct volcanic crater in the west of Iceland, one of the country's most beautifully formed.

    Krafla

    [KRAB-la]
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    Krafla is a caldera about 10km (6 miles) in diameter and is in a 90km-long fissure zone, in the north of Iceland in the Mývatn region. Krafla's highest peak reaches 818 meters (2684ft). There have been 29 reported eruptions in recorded history, the last of which occurred between 1975 and 1984.

    Grábrók

    [GRAU-broke]
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    Grábrók is the name of a crater that was formed in a fissure eruption in West Iceland less than 3,000 years ago. Children love running up to the top of this friendly volcano, which stands just a few meters from the road.

    Bláfjall

    [BLAU-fyatl]
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    Bláfjall ("Blue Mountain") is a table mountain in North Iceland. From its flat top it offers climbers an astounding view over one of the most beautiful creations of Mother Nature, Lake Mývatn.

    Katla

    [KAT-la]
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    Katla is the name of a volcano beneath the ice sheet of the South Iceland glacier Mýrdalsjökull. The last eruption of Katla was in 1918.

    Magni

    [MAG-nih]
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    Magni is the name of one of the two craters that were tailor-made for tourists in the first stage of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in March 2010.

    Herðubreið

    [HARE-theu-braith]
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    Herðubreið is the name of an extinct volcano in the highlands of North Iceland. It is a "tuya," a volcano formed under a glacier. Many Icelanders consider Herðubreið to be the most beautiful mountain in Iceland.

    Skjaldbreiður

    [SKYALD-bray-ther]
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    Skjaldbreiður is the name of an extinct shield volcano in the vicinity of Þingvellir, the South Iceland site of the old Icelandic parliament, or Alþingi. Skjaldbreiður is estimated to be around 9,000 years old.

    Öræfajökull

    [EU-rye-va-yuh-kutl]
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    Öræfajökull is the largest active volcano in Iceland, and on its northwestern side is Hvannadalshnjúkur, the highest peak in the country. It has not erupted since the 18th century. (In case you're wondering, the last letter of the Icelandic alphabet is Ö, which is why this entry appears last on our list.)

    Laki

    [LAH-kih]
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    Laki is the name of a volcanic fissure and mountain in southern Iceland. The largest lava eruption in recorded history began here on June 8, 1783.

    Snæfellsjökull

    [SNEYE-fetls-yuh-kutl]
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    Snæfellsjökull is an extinct stratovolcano in western Iceland. The entrance to Jules Verne's Center of the Earth is to be found at its top. Some even believe it is a landing site for extraterrestrials.

    Torfajökull

    [TOR-va-yuh-kutl]
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    Torfajökull volcano, in the highlands of South Iceland, is named after Torfi, an Icelandic historical figure who, during the plague in 1493, is said to have found shelter there with his family.

    Eiríksjökull

    [AY-reeks-YUH-kutl]
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    An outlaw is said to have escaped from his pursuers by running on his hands to the top of the volcano Eiríksjökull, the highest mountain of West Iceland, formed by subglacial activity.

    Eldfell

    [ELD-fetl]
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    Eldfell, on Heimaey, one of the Westman Islands, is a volcanic cone formed during a surprise 1973 eruption not far from the center of one of the most important fishing villages in Iceland. No one was hurt.

    Dyngjujökull

    [DEEN-gyu-fyetl]
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    Dyngjufjöll is the name of a volcanic highland massif in North Iceland. The famous Askja caldera, a popular tourist destination, is situated in Dyngjufjöll.

    Snæfell

    [SNEYE-fetl]
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    Snæfell is the name of an extinct volcano northeast of Vatnajökull glacier. It has been dormant for at least 10,000 years.

    Keilir

    [KAY-leer]
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    Keilir is a cone-shaped volcano which was created subglacially and is located on the Reykjanes Peninsula to the south of Reykjavík, from where it can be viewed as a well-known landmark. Rising to a height of 379 meters (1,243 ft), Keilir consists primarily of hyaloclastite and pillow lavas.

    Ketildyngja

    [KETTIL-deengja]
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    Ketildyngja is a shield volcano southeast of the famous Lake Mývatn, formed as a result of an eruption in Ketildyngja about 3800 years ago.