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Flights to Cleveland with a touch of Iceland

Word is out: Cleveland rocks! This unassuming Midwest city has been getting some glowing reviews in recent times - for its music memorabilia, sports champs, fine food, and lots more besides. Stop by to see what's getting people talking.

Icelandair offers regular cheap flights to Cleveland from Europe and the UK - for rock and roll and roller coasters, plus craft brews and hearty plates of comfort food.

Before you sample the urban delights of rockin' Cleveland, how about checking out the uniquely wild delights of Iceland? When you book flights to Cleveland with Icelandair, we invite you to add a stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.


Population: 385,809 (2016)Area: 82.47 mi²Transportation: With a comprehensive bus and rail system, Cleveland is easy to navigate using only public transport. If you get a Cleveland Pass at the RTA, you have unlimited access to buses, trains, and the HealthLine for one, two or four days.Currency: US dollarTrendy Neighborhoods: Tremont – Ohio City – Gordon Square – Downtown Cleveland

Music at its heart

Fun fact: Cleveland is a cradle of rock and roll. Well, the expression 'rock and roll' was born and popularized here in the 1950s, by a local radio announcer. Now the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame lives here, housing a cornucopia of bona fide treasures - from guitars owned by Johnny Cash, John Lennon and more, to outfits owned by Bowie, Elvis, Jagger and Michael Jackson. Music fans, this is your holy grail.

There's plenty of live music in Cleveland, but other performers also get the locals vocal - namely the city's sports teams. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA basketball championship in 2016 (you may have heard of their favorite son, LeBron James). If music and sports don't float your boat, head to the excellent Cleveland Museum of Art - it’s free to enter and overflowing with artworks.

Old-school plus new-school flavors

Cleveland's culinary scene is thriving, with locals ardently following the new openings of homegrown celebrity chefs. There's everything from fine dining to old-school Little Italy haunts. Go local with a 'Polish boy' (a messy variation on the hot dog, starring kielbasa sausage, fries and barbecue sauce) and sample native craft beers. Browse for chic restaurants and bars in the cool neighborhoods of Downtown (especially East 4th St), Ohio City (drop by the snack-filled West Side Market) and on-trend Tremont.

On the traditional front, there's some strong Eastern European roots in this city, and for classic Cleveland flavors hunt down the corned beef sandwiches at Slyman's, and pierogies (dumplings stuffed with potato and cheese) at Sokolowski's, a local institution since 1923.

Get out of town

Looking to find some out-of-town fun? We've got two words for you: Cedar Point. It's the self-proclaimed roller-coaster capital of the world, and it's 70 miles west of Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie. It's the USA's second-oldest theme park (nudging its 150th birthday), and it's home to a head-spinning, stomach-churning 17 roller coasters, with names like Maverick and Millennium Force. (Maybe don't indulge in a Polish boy before riding the loops and corkscrews, ok?)

If you need to calm your adrenaline surge after all that action, ferries sail out to the islands of Lake Erie from Sandusky. Choose an island, take a swim, party with the locals, or get back to nature with a little boating, fishing, or kayaking.