Directions from Edinburgh to Iceland

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Recommended option

Fly from Edinburgh  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas (KEF) EDI - KEF

$93 - $321

3 alternative options

Train to Glasgow, fly  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas (KEF) GLA - KEF

$147 - $403

Train, drive, car ferry  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  4. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Amsterdam, Centraal Station
  5. Drive from Amsterdam, Centraal Station to Hirtshals
  6. Take the car ferry from Hirtshals to Seyðisfjörður
  7. Drive from Seyðisfjörður to Mýrargata

$694 - $1,261

Train, car ferry, drive  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
  3. Drive from IJmuiden to Hirtshals
  4. Take the car ferry from Hirtshals to Seyðisfjörður
  5. Drive from Seyðisfjörður to Mýrargata

$537 - $934

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Iceland?

easyJet, WOW air and Atlantic Airways fly from Edinburgh to Keflavík once daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
WOW air
Website
wowair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Atlantic Airways
Website
atlantic.fo
Flights from Edinburgh to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas via Sorvagur
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Newcastle to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $160
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Amsterdam, Centraal Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$95 - $320
Premier
$230 - $370
Ferry operators
Smyril Line
Website
smyrilline.com
Car ferry from Hirtshals to Seyðisfjörður
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$230 - $250
Schedules at
smyrilline.com
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $200
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$42
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$63
2-bed inside cabin
$120 - $170

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Iceland is 1288 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Iceland is to fly which costs £65 - £240 and takes 6 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Iceland is to fly which takes 6 h 3 min and costs £65 - £240.

It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Edinburgh to Iceland, including transfers.