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The Coast Of Iceland From The Air  
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

If anyone has the luxury to choose their transatlantic carrier based on more than just convenience, I heartily recommend taking Icelandair through Keflavik, simply because of the beauty of Iceland from the air. Glaciers run right up to fjords-- the desolation is eerie and astounding. Get a window seat!


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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5578 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
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Hi all

I flew over Iceland on my way to Edmonton about 10 years ago. Flying on a Canadi>n DC10.

I have to agree that flying over Iceland and Greenland is very exciting indeed. Iceland is so barren and brown in colour and Greenland, well....looking at the mountains, glaciers and snow you only but wonder what can be down there lurking in the snow !

I agree...very eerie. .....get a window seat  

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Yes, the views are great. I took a lot of pictures. And Keflaviks airport-terminal is a nice one.
But - Islandairs 757s are hardly the right type of plane for a longdistance-flight.


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

On one LHR-SFO flight, I recall flying over Iceland--all I remember was flying over what could have been the most desolate looking area in the world--until we hit Greenland! But wow! Greenland looks GORGEOUS from the air!

FLY777UAL


User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 424 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

i loved travelling to Iceland last March aboard Icelandair from JFK. i also travelled inner-island aboard an Air Iceland (Fokker 50) and Islandsflug (Dornier 228). I was also on a LHR-LAX flight in which we skirted the southern coastline of Iceland but you can only really see the beauty if flying in or out of Keflavik or the Westman Islands.

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