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Cheap Flights from London to San Francisco with a touch of Iceland

For the best fares and an unparalleled flying experience, choose Icelandair to fly from London to San Francisco. Icelandair provides hundreds of hours of movies and music in the in-flight entertainment system, Wi-Fi access on most flights, and a USB power port at every seat to power up your laptop or smartphone. You'll enjoy an easy transit at our Keflavik hub and one of the shortest flying times over the Atlantic with our flights from London to San Francisco.

Travellers from London to San Francisco will find that there is something to everyone's taste in the City by the Bay. The landmark which springs immediately to mind is the Golden Gate Bridge, with its striking orange color, but that's merely the grand entrance to the city. All manner of cultural and historical attractions can be found dotted throughout its rolling hills. You can hitch a ride with an old-fashioned cable car through the luxurious streets of Nob Hill, through San Francisco's large and lively Chinatown, and down to the city's historic Union Square, located in the hub of the central shopping area.

Attractive sites are not only found up in the hills, but also down by the bay. The Fisherman's Wharf, a neighbourhood by San Francisco's northern waterfront, is renowned for the natural beauty of its surroundings and its conglomeration of shops, restaurants, museums and entertainment. You can also stroll down to the harbour and catch a ferry, heading out into the bay itself for a look at Alcatraz Island and the infamous prison it housed till 1963. 

With its beautiful natural environment, stylistically varied architecture and thriving culture, San Francisco allows you to experience the most vibrant aspects of life in California. Check out Icelandair's cheap plane tickets from London to San Francisco and plan your vacation now!

Add a stopover in Iceland to your journey!

If flying from London to San Francisco, why not stopover in Iceland? You could simply change planes and be in and out of the airport in under an hour, but you could also do a stopover on our island for anywhere from 1 to 7 days, at no additional airfare. You will have the opportunity to explore Iceland's natural wonders and enjoy the culture and charming boutiques of Reykjavik.

  • Make fast, easy connections with Icelandair. Our flight network is set up to easily change planes and connect to your onward flight. Flights from London to San Francisco are scheduled such that stopovers in Iceland are typically between 30 and 60 minutes.
  • Travellers from London to San Francisco who wish to explore Iceland, may be able to extend their stopover, and spend some time soaking in the hot waters of the beautiful Blue Lagoon or exploring the charming capital, Reykjavik.
  • The distance from London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is approximately 8,500 km or 5,300 miles.
  • The Golden Gate Bridge is San Francisco's most famous construction and know for its distinctive orange color. However, the U.S. navy had originally planned for it to be black with yellow stripes.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is approximately 12 miles from San Francisco's city center.
  • What's hraunhella? On routes from Europe to North America, we want you to feel like you've learned a little bit about Iceland, so we've added glimpses of info about our country all around the plane, even naming each food item after natural wonders of the country.
  • Shorten your flying time! Because of Icelandair's northerly routes, the duration of flights from London to San Francisco are often significantly less than other airlines.
  • On flights from London to San Francisco, you can learn a few Icelandic phrases and even try some of our delicious glacial water.
  • A complimentary warm meal for children is served on all Icelandair flights from Europe to the USA. And the packaging transforms into a cool, creative kid's toy.
  • Blankets & pillows are in every seat on European routes to North America; they even come with an Icelandic lullaby.
  • The personal in-flight entertainment system is available on all our flights from London to San Francisco and it offers a full selection of programming for you and for children too.
  • Use Icelandair to fly from London to San Francisco for your next vacation and you will have the distinct pleasure of flying the only airline in the world that names its planes after volcanoes. Now try to pronounce this one: Eyjafjallajokull.