Delta to resume flights to Iceland in May, first European destination open to vaccinated Americans

Delta Air Lines has made this announcement:

Beginning in May, Delta customers seeking a global escape will once again enjoy a nonstop connection from three U.S. hubs to Iceland’s stunning landscapes, world-renowned hot springs like the Blue Lagoon and the iconic capital city of Reykjavík.

Delta will launch new daily service from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) beginning May 20 – as well as resume daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on May 1 and daily service from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) on May 27.

This latest milestone in the airline’s growing network follows Iceland’s recent exemption of fully vaccinated Americans from the ban on non-essential travel and other restrictions like testing and quarantine requirements – making it the first leisure destination in Europe easily accessible to U.S. travelers since the pandemic began.

Customers traveling to Iceland will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or recovery of COVID-19. Travelers returning to the U.S. will still require a negative COVID-19 test and can find a nearby location with Delta’s dedicated testing resource for international travel.

New Boston Service

Delta’s daily BOS-KEF service will be operated on the 193-seat Boeing 757-200 featuring Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.

The schedule will operate as follows:

Route Flight Departure Arrival Operating Days
BOS-KEF 266 10:25pm 7:45am Daily
KEF-BOS 267 10:15am 12:00pm Daily

Resuming JFK and MSP Service

Customers traveling between JFK and KEF can enjoy Delta One service with lie-flat seats on the 168-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which also includes Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin.

MSP-KEF service will be operated by the 193-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft, with Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.

The schedule will operate as follows:

Route Flight Departure Arrival Operating Days
JFK-KEF 246 10:15pm 8:05am Daily
KEF-JFK 247 11:15am 1:15pm Daily
Route Flight Departure Arrival Operating Days
MSP-KEF 260 8:45pm 7:55am Daily
KEF-MSP 261 9:30am 11:00am Daily

All of Delta’s Iceland services are operated in conjunction with our partners Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic.