Fly to New York with Icelandair and choose a cheap flight from Glasgow, London or Manchester in the UK.
If you haven't been to New York yet, you need to go. The sooner the better. A holiday in this big, buzzing city will leave you dizzy with its sheer energy and diversity. New York doesn't just have everything, it is everything, all at once and in your face.
New York is a smorgasbord of flavor-filled treats. We can't decide which is the most quintessential New York food experience: is it grabbing a pretzel or hot dog from a street cart? Ordering a burger and milkshake at an old-fashioned diner? Scoring a reservation at the latest hotspot where part of the fun is to see and be seen? Dressing up and drooling over the fancy creations of an A-list celebrity chef? Let your taste buds be the judge. And let your geographical wanderings dictate your dinner: dim sum in Chinatown, soul food in Harlem, craft beers and burgers in Brooklyn. Come hungry.
You may find yourself wondering: how can a foreign city feel so familiar? We hear you. New York is a city that looms large in creative dreams and on screens big and small. It's been a muse for so many artists, writers, movie-makers and musicians: Sinatra serenaded it, Jay-Z praised it, Scorsese filmed it.
Get up close to the homegrown culture: take in a baseball game, see a Broadway smash, visit a museum heavyweight like the Guggenheim or the Met. Iconic landmarks beckon from all directions: Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square. Have you heard the expression 'the city that never sleeps'? You won't sleep much either, if you want to see even half of what's on offer.
Thinking about taking an empty suitcase and hitting the stores? We don't blame you. From flea markets to high fashion, this is a city for retail therapy and unique, stylish finds. Hit Midtown's Fifth Avenue and surrounds to scour iconic department stores like Barneys, Macy's, Bloomingdale's and Saks. Bargain-hunters make a beeline for Century 21, a New York institution. Do your homework before you arrive and make a plan for the discount and designer outlet stores of your dreams. There's a boutique, pop-up store and market catering to every desire. Plus: cool souvenirs aplenty, for those who stayed at home. Stop by museum gift stores for one-of-a-kind mementos.
Everything you need to know about flying to New York and getting around the city.
November and February are generally the cheapest months to fly to New York from the UK if you are looking for a bargain. Just make sure to wrap up warm.
You should budget at least $240 per day to cover your accommodation and spending costs. Be aware that it is customary to tip somewhere between 15-25% when eating in a restaurant and $1 to $2 dollars for each drink you have in a bar.
You should complete an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) form at least three days before you fly to New York. You can complete the application online at a cost of $14.
The distance between Reykjavík in Iceland and New York City is around 4,400 km or 2,700 miles. The flight time with Icelandair is usually a little less than six hours.
Saga Premium is Icelandair’s premium cabin class located at the front of the cabin in our aircraft. This gives you top-class comfort on board as well as exclusive airport lounge access. You can see a full list of perks on our classes of service page.
When you book a flight to New York with Icelandair, you can fly into John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Queens or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey. From both airports, you can get into the city in under an hour.