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09/25/2014 | 12:00 AM

Surprise Icelandair Stopover for Stunned Passenger

Icelandair today released a short video of a passenger getting the thrill of her life as she was treated to a surprise, 48-hour stopover in Iceland. The two-minute video shows her arriving at Keflavik Airport for what she thinks is a short connection on the way to her final destination.

Instead, she is greeted with the most unbelievable welcome by a host of Icelanders ready to show her everything that the country has to offer. Shocked and excited, she is then whisked off on her own personalized itinerary.

The footage features Kat, a photographer from Seattle who is traveling to London, as she embarks on her own surprise journey around Iceland reconnecting with her love of food. Once she recovers from the initial shock of her welcome, Kat is taken on a gastronomical journey. From cooking organic lamb and rye bread in a geothermal hot spring, to picking wild crowberries and brambleberries, to relaxing in a secret geothermal lagoon, Kat has the time of her life.

During her adventure, Kat comments that her experience in Iceland has not only ‘changed’ her, but also provided the chance to reflect on what’s important, “which is being open and enjoying opportunities as they’re presented to you.”

The release of the video highlights the unique Icelandair Stopover, which, since the 1960s, has given transatlantic passengers the opportunity to explore a new destination as part of their trip, for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.

Kat’s adventure is just the first of many surprises to come. From now through the end of the year, Icelandair is giving passengers the chance to win their very own surprise Icelandair Stopover.

For more information on the #MyStopover campaign and how you can nominate someone for an Icelandair Stopover, visit or

Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, Toronto and Edmonton, with seasonal service from Newark, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Portland, Vancouver, Halifax, and Anchorage. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.

For additional information about Icelandair’s fares and vacation packages to Iceland and beyond please visit us at or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.