28 November 2011 by Luke McCormick
Easyjet and new Icelandic airline, WOW Air, are both launching flights from London airports to Iceland's Keflavik International Airport in the spring and summer of 2012.
The new flights will increase accessibility from the UK to Iceland by six flights a week.
The inaugural Easyjet flight is on 27 March 2012 and will operate three times a week from London Luton on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
WOW Air will commence flights from London Stansted to Keflavik on 01 June 2012, operating three times a week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Iceland is an ideal short haul destination for friends, couples and families, just three hours from the UK.
The country has a huge range of natural attractions with spectacular waterfalls, shooting geysers, volcanoes and national parks. The more active can go hiking, ice climbing or snowmobiling on Iceland's glaciers and those who want to relax can head to the many geothermal pools.
Sigga Gróa, Promote Iceland's UK & Ireland marketing manager said: "We are delighted that Easyjet and WOW Air are increasing accessibility to Iceland and hope that the additional flights will further increase our rising visitor numbers. We want to show visitors that they can come to Iceland for adventure, spas, culture, active sports and nightlife in just a short flight from home."