Pingdom Check
04/26/2018 | 12:00 AM

We take passenger entertainment very seriously!

Our latest Stopover program has now run its course and it’s time to look back and reminisce about all the exciting events and performances that our Stopover passengers enjoyed.

The online competition asked passengers to apply to turn their boarding pass into a Stopover Pass, giving them access to an unforgettable series of events and performances during their Stopover in Iceland to celebrate our 80th anniversary.

Stopover Pass began with us enrolling our staff into stage school in order to transform them into actors for starring roles in our launch performance. They each brought their own skills to the mix as well as learning new ones.

An 80-year celebration above the clouds

To celebrate 80 years, we decided to do something spectacular for the launch performance. Hence, Ahead of Time was created in collaboration with a London-based theatre company; this was an immersive transatlantic theatre production inspired by Icelandair history. You could call that taking in-flight entertainment to new heights!

September 8 was a day to remember. The first act took place on a flight from London Heathrow to Keflavík, with the audience meeting the stars of the show. The second act was a party in our Saga Lounge at Keflavík Airport, and the third and final act took place on a flight from Keflavík to JFK in New York. The story included eccentric travellers from across the decades, space-age flight attendants and a jazzy swing band, and our passengers all really enjoyed this high-flying performance. We later shared highlights from this flying theatre experience with the world in a behind-the-scenes film.

a woman stands in a somewhat crowded room holding a baloon

a group of seven people in 60s style fancy dress hold balloon strings and smile directly into the camera

From football to music to stand-up comedy

Over five months, a series of performances with some of Iceland’s top performers were available to Stopover passengers, ranging from an electric match with the National Football Team to cozy Christmas jazz in our Saga Lounge with singer Kristjana Stefánsdóttir.

A Stopover Buddy also took lucky Stopover Pass-holders to the Iceland Airwaves festival in November as well as to a Sigur Rós concert in December. Others enjoyed a personal and up-close performance of the electro-pop band Milkywhale, or a hilarious night with comedian Ari Eldjárn in the homes of Stopover Buddies.

Our next Stopover campaign is just around the corner! Stay tuned for even more exciting things to do on your Stopover in Iceland.

A view from the crowd, where you can see the back of a concert-goer's camera, with a performer on the stage and a lively crowd around

a group of four people wearing Iceland sports scarfs and holding tickets with the Icelandic flag printed on

a band performing on stage with bright festival lights behind

a group of people standing amidst some mannequin's wearing white and baby pink coloured extravagant clothing

a large group of people standing on the stairs of an Icelandair aircraft, all dressed in a mix of fancy dress and Icelandair uniforms

Thank you to our Stopover Pass-holders, it was a thrill!