Flight Lyon Reykjavik : Airline ticket

From 283€ D/A
Flights Lyon - Reykjavik
  • Weather18-20 °F18 - 20 °F
  • Distance 2621 km
  • Duration 4h00
  • Currency Couronne islandaise
  • Languages Isl. Islandais

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Février 2020


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Reykjavik , icelandic capital

Want a breath of fresh air? Simply want to discover the Icelandic capital with your family?

The "Land of the Midnight Sun", an island with many contrasts, is located at the borders of the Arctic Circle, and offers visitors all types of preserved wildlife, including fjords, geysers, black-sand beaches and volcanoes. Now, watching the visual magic of the Northern Lights or trying a dish of Plokkfiskur couldn't be easier, departing from Lyon.

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FAQ: Flights Lyon - Reykjavik

What is the average duration of a flight between Lyon and Reykjavik?

Lyon and the capital of Iceland are separated by approximately 2,620 kilometres. On average, the flight time between Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS) and Keflavík International Airport (KEF) is around 4 hours. This duration is indicative as several factors can either lengthen or shorten your flight time, including the choice of the airline, weather conditions, the date, and the time of the flight. The direction of your journey is also an important factor, with west-to-east flights typically being shorter at this latitude due to prevailing winds.

In the absence of a direct flight, the duration of your journey depends on the connecting airport and the duration of the stop-over

Which airlines offer direct flights between Lyon and Reykjavik?

Lufthansa allows you to reach Reykjavik (KEF) from Lyon (LYS) with a stop-over at Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

British Airways also connects Lyon and Reykjavik with a stop-over at London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Icelandair serves the Icelandic capital with a stop-over at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

Austrian Airlines offers travel to Reykjavik via Vienna-Schwechat Airport (VIE). 

When is the best time to visit Reykjavik for a tourist stay?

Reykjavik can be visited year-round and offers a different experience throughout the seasons.

Summer brings almost 24-hour daylight and relatively mild temperatures considering the high latitude. This season is ideal for hiking and exploring national parks.

Autumn offers beautiful orange hues, shorter days and the onset of cold weather starting in September. You'll experience a lower number of tourists. The shorter days provide a chance to witness the Northern Lights, with a bit of luck.

Winter is the season for experiencing the Northern Lights in Iceland. Reykjavik is covered in a white blanket of snow for a total change of scenery. It's a great time for activities like bathing in geothermal pools or engaging in winter sports such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Spring marks the renewal of nature. This transitional season between winter and summer offers green landscapes. Days grow longer, and Reykjavik's colourful houses invite you to marvel under an increasingly present sun. 

How to save on your Lyon to Reykjavik flight?

Our flight searching tool makes it easy for you to find your flight tickets and offers a selection of the best deals for the upcoming months.

If you plan to visit Iceland, we recommend searching for your flight several weeks or months in advance. This approach often allows you to access more advantageous fares, with a wide range of choices.

Maintaining flexible dates can also help you save on the cost of your flight tickets. Prices can vary depending on the day of the week or even the time of the flight. You can make savings by departing a day or two earlier or returning a day or two later. 

How to save time upon your arrival at Lyon Airport?

Online check-in allows you to download or print your boarding pass from your smartphone, tablet or computer. This means you no longer have to visit the airline counter to obtain your boarding pass, which saves you precious time.

If you've chosen to drive to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, booking your parking space online ensures a hassle-free and speedy arrival. This option offers numerous benefits, including a guaranteed available parking space upon your arrival, easy entry to the parking area through licence plate recognition, attractive rates, flexibility for modifying or cancelling your reservation and no additional fees in case of flight delays.

For those opting for public transportation, the Rhônexpress shuttle connects Lyon city centre to the airport in just 30 minutes, with a dedicated route to avoid traffic. You can book your ticket online for added convenience. Finally, to reduce your waiting time during the crucial security checks at the airport, we offer a fast-track ticket that grants you priority access. This helps you bypass the often lengthy queues before boarding your flight. 

What are the requirements for travelling to Iceland?

Iceland is a member of the Schengen Area. For stays of less than three months, French nationals can travel there with a national identity card or a passport that is valid for the entire duration of their stay. No visa is required for such trips. For stays exceeding three months or for those wishing to establish residence in the country, individuals must register with the National Registry Office.