Delta decided to open up a new daily route from Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport terminal to Reykjavik's Keflavik International Airport in preparation for any boom in U.S. nationals predicted to go to Iceland in 2021.

This new daily route would be the second of Delta's daily flights between the United States and Iceland. Since 2011, Delta has operated summer travels between your U.S. and Iceland and does intend to open up this service as a year-round travel option as opposed to just summer. Once Delta opens the Icelandic services year-round, they will offer 15 weekly flights which could include a second frequency between Keflavik and New York-JFK every sunday. These flights are operated along with joint venture partners, Air France and KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij-the flag carrier airline from the Netherlands).

Over the peak summer months, Delta will offer almost 5,900 weekly seats to its passengers between the United States and Reykjavik. This 5,900 figure a lot more than doubles the offered capacity when compared to 2021.

Reykjavik is only the first city tourists get to visit when they land in Iceland's borders, but it holds so many exciting items to try! For instance there is the internet famous, Blue Lagoon. Nowhere Lagoon is known for its neon blue waters, black volcanic rock and it is naturally hot water. After lengthy travels and long flights, nowhere Lagoon is a great tourist destination for a nice, warm bath. Iceland also has steaming geysers, drifting icebergs, erupting volcanoes, black lava beaches. These landscapes offer adventurers tours around Glacier filled Lagoons along with ice-climbing tours or volcano-climbing excursions!

The geographic location of Iceland makes for a summer day of 22 hours of light. This makes it certainly okay for tourists to be walking out of a bar at 4a.m. straight into sunlight. There's a silly phrase in certain Icelandic bars that says, “In Chicago, if you're out drinking when the sun rises, you are perceived to be an alcoholic. In Reykjavik, if you're not out when the sun rises, you are perceived to be heading home early.”

Iceland does not have your typical chain food stores or fast food stops anymore as they have chosen to encourage upscale restaurants and Mom and Pop shops, so don't arrange for cheap food. Icelanders also made a decision to keep cars as “luxury” items instead of “necessities” which help when it comes to saving money and also the environment. Biking and walking are the major choices of travel which have kept Iceland's gas prices around $8 per gallon for quite some time, so it's a good idea to plan out your trip prior to taking off. There are plenty of tours by horseback available too, but Icelandic horses are generally only 4 feet tall so if you have very long legs, you might want to grab a bike or pack a light bag for a hike.

One of the greatest reasons to take your trip to Iceland would be to see the Aurora Borealis any time of the year! These dancing lights on the horizon really do exist thanks to solar wind and our safe atmosphere of bouncing electrons, aka magic. The Northern Lighting is a spectacular phenomenon that everyone on the planet should get to experience. These dancing lights can be best viewed around the island between the months where Iceland experiences total darkness which happen to be between September and mid-April.

If Americans plan to take their trips with Delta Airlines to Reykjavik, Iceland, they best enjoy the hospitality, sunlight and all the beautiful night skies, volcanoes, glaciers, fjords, and waterfalls that Iceland has to offer. Canadians are always welcome to travel from their Delta connection at Halifax, Nova Scotia directly into New York-JFK. Safe travels!