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Flights to Tel Aviv with a touch of Iceland

A brand new region for Icelandair to explore! Tel Aviv is fast-paced and vibrant, full of party people. There’s 14km of urban beaches stretched along the Mediterranean coast, and countless after-dark attractions. The city is not just primed for hedonism, but for history too: it’s a gateway to Israel’s natural wonders and revered sites. 

Icelandair offers regular flights to Tel Aviv from North America and Iceland. Come for the beaches and nightlife, desert and Dead Sea exploration, and loads more.

Before (or after) you warm up in Tel Aviv, how about cooling off in Iceland, with waterfalls and glaciers to provide refreshment? When you book flights to Tel Aviv with Icelandair you can add a stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare. 

Icelandair flies to Tel Aviv from May 10 to October 29, 2023.


Tel Aviv

Israel
Bevolking: 460,000Gebied: 52 sq kmTransport: Tel Aviv is very bike-friendly, and the best way to get around is on two wheels (bike or scooter). Buses run frequently and are an affordable way to get from downtown Tel Aviv to neighborhoods like Jaffa. Train is good for getting to and from the airport, and for day trips to nearby cities like Jerusalem.Valuta: shekelTrendy buurten: Neve Tzedek – Florentin – Lev Ha’ir – Jaffa – Shapira – Yemenite Quarter

Places to visit in Tel Aviv

If you’ve come for more than sand and sea, there are bustling neighborhoods offering character and creativity in abundance, as well as museums, galleries and cultural events offering insight into this history-loaded part of the world. 

Jaffa is older than the city itself – it’s the ancient port city that Tel Aviv grew from. It’s perfect for wandering, and the narrow alleys and buildings of the Old City are worlds away from modern Tel Aviv. 

Check out the flea market and the Old Port, then hunt out some stellar street food.

The city also has one of the world’s best collections of Bauhaus architecture, and the White City area was named a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its multitude of preserved buildings. 

Wander down tree-lined Rothschild Boulevard, the city’s most beautiful avenue, to admire the impressive collection of architectural gems on display.

Places to eat in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is a true melting pot of cultures, and the city shines with a diverse range of Middle Eastern dishes and some of the Mediterranean's finest fare. 

Top of the list of must-tries: falafel, hummus, shawarma (a variation of doner kebab) and shakshuka (baked eggs in tomato sauce, often served for breakfast). 

There are mountains of fresh produce too, so salads, juices and smoothies are always a hit. In fact, Tel Aviv has been dubbed the ‘vegan capital of the world’.

Carmel Market is the city’s largest market, filled to the brim with spices, fabrics and fresh produce. It’s also the best place to go in search of cheap and delicious street food, from hummus to halva, boureka to bagels.

The Sarona Market is another crowd-pleaser, but more sleek and modern in tone. This culinary hot-spot houses around 100 businesses, including specialty food shops from all around the world and numerous eateries headed by popular local chefs.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Nothing beats walking or cycling along Tel Aviv’s seaside promenade (locally known as the Tayelet). 

It’s bookended by Old Jaffa Port in the south and Marina in the north, and along the way are countless beaches, bars and cafes. This is prime sunset-viewing territory. 

If you prefer a sand-free option, check out Gordon Pool, right by the marina on the promenade. This is a 50-meter open-air pool filled with seawater, and it’s a great place to relax with your travel companions. 

Another urban oasis is Hayarkon Park, a large green space that’s ideal for picnics, biking, activities and outdoor events. 

Tel Aviv can be bustling and hot, so escaping to recharge can be a good idea. 

One of the best day trips is to Masada, an ancient mountaintop fortress in the desert. Hike the winding trail up (we recommend you do it at sunrise, before the heat sets in), or take the cable car. Finish a memorable day with a float in the salty waters of the nearby Dead Sea.

Jerusalem is only 50 minutes by train from Tel Aviv, and you could easily fill a few days exploring the sacred sites of one of the world’s spiritual capitals.

The best time to go to Tel Aviv

The best time of the year to visit Tel Aviv is during its shoulder seasons (April – June and September – October). At this time of year, it will still be warm but you will avoid the harsh heat and humidity of the summer, as well as those summer crowds. 

Winter (December – March) can get pretty wet, and the city is no stranger to a spot of rain and a little frost. But as long as you don’t mind those cooler temperatures, visiting Tel Aviv in the winter is likely to be the cheapest time of year to travel.

No matter what time of the year you plan your trip, we recommend booking your Tel Aviv flights in advance to secure the best deal.

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