Despite having flown between US and Finland for a few decades now, up until last week I had never done that on Icelandair. Now I wonder why, since I discovered that the BOS-KEF-HEL route is certainly the most convenient way to get from New England to Finland. Draw a great circle route from Boston to Helsinki and it pretty much goes over Iceland.
Icelandair’s fleet consists almost entirely of Boeing 757-200s. I found them to be comfortable, even in coach, and service onboard was good. As for food, I urge everyone to try “skyr“, a fermented milk product that makes for an excellent snack; it reminds me of a similar product called “rahka” from my native Finland.
I was really excited that Icelandair featured one of my pictures on their Instagram!
Below are a few other Icelandair aircraft I managed to photograph during my trip. Note specifically TF-FIU “Hekla Aurora” painted to represent the northern lights.
Keflavik airport made for an easy and quick transfer. I noticed a few other airlines operating there as well (namely, WOW Airlines and Wizz Air, illustrated below).