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Flights from New York to London with a touch of Iceland

Wave goodbye to Lady Liberty and that glittering Manhattan skyline as you climb above the clouds. Icelandair has frequent flights from both JFK and Newark airports, and flies into London's Heathrow and Gatwick hubs.

Because of Icelandair's northerly routes, our flights from New York to London are often significantly faster than other airlines, and our connections are quick and easy.

Once you've boarded the flight, relax. Enjoy our superb service and our in-flight entertainment service - maybe even learn a little about our beautiful country. We look forward to welcoming you onboard.

'When a man is tired of London,' wrote the English poet Samuel Johnson, 'he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.' Johnson wrote his ode to London in the 18th century - just imagine what he'd make of the city today!

London does, indeed, contain all that life can afford: proper pomp and pageantry, food and fashion, splendid monuments, and all the culture you can cram in. The city hums with history, and its landmarks are the stuff of legend: Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Wimbledon, Hyde Park and Harrods.

It's easy to hunt down postcard-worthy places - wander through the hottest neighborhoods, the coolest markets, leafy parks and peaceful pubs. Explore some of the world's finest museums, boutiques, theaters and nightlife. Take in a show, see a football game, down a pint of lager. As a visitor in London, you have so many options open to you: The world is your oyster.

Check out Icelandair's cheap plane tickets to London and plan your vacation now!

Add a stopover in Iceland to your journey

When you book flights from New York to London with Icelandair you have the opportunity to add a stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare. Come visit us!

We're not sure what Samuel Johnson would have said about Reykjavík, but Iceland has plenty of magical excuses to stay up late. How does a soak in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon sound, under skies lit by northern lights or the midnight sun? Let nature awaken your senses on a horseback ride through lava fields, or feel the spray of a thundering waterfall. You'll board your next flight refreshed, we promise.


Keflavík International Airport (airport code KEF) is Iceland's major airport, 31 miles from downtown Reykjavík.

Heathrow Airport(airport code LHR) is in west London, 17 miles from Trafalgar Square in the heart of the city. Icelandair uses Terminal 2.

Gatwick Airport (airport code LGW) in south London, 28 miles from Trafalgar Square. Icelandair uses the North Terminal.

Choose to fly with Icelandair

  • Make fast, easy connections with Icelandair. Our flight network is set up to easily change planes and connect to your onward flight. Flights from New York to London are scheduled such that stopovers in Iceland are typically between 30 and 60 minutes.
  • Those who are keen to explore not only London, but also Iceland, can stopover in the land of ice and snow for up to 7 days, without additional airfare.
  • The distance between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR), is approximately 5,500 km or 3,500 miles.
  • What's hraunhella? On routes from North America to Europe, we want you to feel like you've learned a little bit about Iceland, so we've added a bit of trivia about our country all around the plane, for instance by naming each food item after the natural phenomena of the country.
  • Shorten your flying time! Because of Icelandair's northerly routes, the duration of flights from New York to London is often significantly shorter than when flying with other airlines.
  • On flights from North America to London, 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.
  • The personal in-flight entertainment system is available on all flights to London from New York and it offers a full selection of programming for you and for children too.
  • London Heathrow Airport, as it is officially known, is named for the former hamlet where the airport is located. There are many airports that service London, including our cheap flights to Gatwick Airport.
  • Once you've seen London from the plane, why not take in another aerial view of London, this time from the London Eye? This giant Ferris wheel gives you a view over London from a height of 443 feet.
  • If you would like a view over London from an even greater height, head over to The View from the Shard, an observation deck towering 800 feet over London that opened in 2013.

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