Vienna, Austria to Iceland for Just 32 EUR Return

Fly from the Austrian capital of Vienna to Iceland for just over 30 EUR return to explore the country’s wild nature and winter landscapes!

European low-cost airline Wizzair currently has a sale from its Vienna hub to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. Flights to Iceland’s main Keflavik airport start at just 32 EUR return for Wizzair discount club members (20 EUR more if you are not a member of the Wizz discount club). Given that flights from Vienna to Reykjavik are over four hours long this is extremely good value.

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Flights from Vienna (Austria) to Reykjavik (Iceland) can be found starting at just 32 EUR for a return ticket.

Flight availability

For the cheapest prices, you must fly at the end of January or in February. For example, flying out of Vienna on 11th February and returning two weeks later on 25th February will give you a return flight ticket of just 32 EUR. Other dates in February and the beginning of March are just slightly more expensive. Wizzair operates two flights a week between Vienna’s Schwechat Airport (VIE) and Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airport (KEF) – one on Saturday and one on Tuesday. It is very straightforward to check prices on Wizzair’s easy-to-use website or mobile app. Do note that the cheap flights are only available in winter. Prices for spring and summer can easily shoot up to 100 EUR for a one-way flight.

What is the Wizzair discount club?

Members of the Wizzair discount club are entitled to a Guaranteed discount of 10 EUR discount on each (one-way) flight for all Wizzair flights which cost at least 19.99 EUR. The same discount is included for maximum one travel companion (and up to five people if you purchase a group membership). Wizzair club members also profit from a 5 EUR discount on checked baggage purchased online. As a standard membership costs 39.99 EUR per year, it means that you get the costs out of it if you buy at least two return tickets (or four one-way tickets) on Wizzair each year. A group membership which counts for bookings of up to five people, which is recommended for families, costs 79.99 EUR per year. Check this link if you want to read more about the Wizzair discount club.

Should I visit Iceland in winter?

Most people visit Iceland in the sunny summer season as this is arguably the best time to admire Iceland’s fantastic natural wonders. However, there are some good reasons not to go in summer but to visit in winter instead. The lack of tourist crowds mean that prices for hotels, activities and rental cars will be much, much lower in winter than summer. It is not uncommon to see rental car prices starting at 200 EUR a day in the busiest summer weeks. In winter, prices start at around 50 EUR a day instead. Iceland is generally an expensive country to visit, so you can imagine that accommodation prices see similar discounts during low season.

Another reason to visit Iceland in winter is that there is just something magical to the wonderful winter landscapes. Sure, seeing the beautiful green landscapes in the long daylight hours of summer is great, but all those sights look equally great when covered with a layer of snow and ice. Best of all is that there are only a handful of other tourists around at this time of the year – which rings especially true the further away from Reykjavik you get. There are no crowds and no queuing wherever you may go! And did we mention that winter is the season for seeing the northern lights? Maybe you are lucky enough to see the beautiful aurora of the polar lights up in the sky!

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The famous Gullfoss waterfall, a short distance away from the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, looks as spectacular in winter as in summer with most of the water being frozen. ©Paliparan
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Iceland is a gorgeous destination for nature lovers, especially so in winter. ©Paliparan
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Even though most people make an Icelandic road trip in summer, it is also perfectly doable in winter. ©Paliparan

Where to book

We highly recommend you to book your tickets directly at Wizzair.com for the cheapest prices as online ticket websites do not have the discount tickets in their inventory, do not allow you to purchase membership to Wizzair’s discount club and will charge you higher prices if you might want to buy checked baggage allowance.

Koen

Koen works as a freelance journalist covering south-eastern Europe and is the founding father and editor-in-chief of Paliparan. As a contributor to some major Fleet Street newspapers and some lesser known publications in the Balkans, he travels thousands of miles each year for work as well as on his personal holidays. Whether it is horse riding in Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan mountains, exploring the backstreets of Bogotá, or sipping a glass of moschofilero in a Greek beachside taverna, Koen loves to immerse himself into the local culture, explore new places and eat and drink himself around the world.

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