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An average direct flight from the United Kingdom to Greenland takes 17h 27m, covering a distance of 2001 miles. The most popular route is London - Nuuk with an average flight time of 18h 45m.
The cheapest ticket to Greenland from the United Kingdom found in the last 72 hours was £593 one-way, and £671 round-trip. The most popular route is London Heathrow to Nuuk and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was £1,211.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "My flight going to London was a train wreck...missed connecting flight, awful service and charged extra for a backpack that was called ”oddly shaped.” However, the return flight was the exact opposite, amazing service, free check-in because of my experience earlier and upgraded seating. I appreciate that they corrected what had gone wrong. Nicely done!"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Less baby crying"
Cons: "More room under seat in front of me"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Good on blankets and pillows. Clean Airplane. Good leg room."
Cons: "7 hour flights should have a small meal. We didn't even great pretzels or peanuts and only one beverage service the entire time. Iceland Airs airport logistics also near great improvement."
Cons: "Had the flight delayed 7 times before it was finally canceled, Wasting 9 hours at the airport."
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "There were no snacks and crew wasn’t friendly."
Pros: "We did not fly Icelandair since our flight was cancelled but they took excellent care in booking us on another airline and all worked out. Icelandair has excellent customer service!"
Pros: "Lots of films and tv shows to choose from, polite staff, timely flughts and a nice place to spend a layover."
Pros: "Flight itself was fine."
Cons: "Boarding was late, as were all the other Icelandair flights I took on this trip."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable with more leg room. Flight price was good."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "Personnel are professional"
Cons: "Icelandair has a very poor system of passengers waiting and having to remain standing for long periods - and each of our four flight segments had long delays - in two cases 1 1/2 hours and almost that. We would never fly this airline again!"
Pros: "the tvs and movie selection was good. Also liked the water on the way in."
Pros: "The short flying time"
Cons: "The flight was almost 4 hours late, no info why from staff. Got only 7£ voucher for refreshment and dinner not enough on any of the resturants in Term. 2 Lost day at work due to late arrival during night and cost of extra day of parking."
Cons: "I was not notified that I was bumped from my flight due to over booking until I got to Heathrow. Had to go to a different terminal; lots of stress"
Pros: "Fare price."
Cons: "No food served! Narrow seats in economy."
Pros: "The crew is excellent and the seats in economy are as comfortable as any I've seen. The movie selection isn't the newest, but the ticket prices were low enough that it seems fair. The boarding process is a little crazy, though again, not as bad as many airlines. The worst complaint is about the Reykjavik terminal, which is tiny, way overcrowded and lacking adequate shops, bathrooms, etc. PA announcements are nearly impossible to hear. Gates are too small and seating non-existent. That said, I will happily use Iceland Air for future trips to Europe."
Pros: "The plane was comfortable and entertainment was excellent."
Cons: "Long delays in boarding aircraft."
Pros: "Icelandair is friendly, helpful and comfortable. The TVs are great. The only thing that would make it perfect are more reasonably priced food choices."
Pros: "Seating space was good, not cramped. Boarding was well organized."
Cons: "No snack, even pretzels, with beverage service."
Cons: "They had 5 flights departing within 15 minutes all leaving from the same gate area. It was a zoo! No one could get to their gate. Our flight left late. I'm sure the others did too! Icelandair doesn't serve any food; not even peanuts!"
Pros: "The seats were roomy and comfortable, there was legroom. The plane did not feel overstuffed even though it was a packed flight. I also liked how they gave messages on the monitors."
Cons: "More food selections for sale would have been nice, especially fruit and veggies."
Cons: "Customer service and supervisor had distained attitude, will not travel with Icelandair again"
Pros: "Food was great. Service was suited exactly to the price."
Cons: "Reykjavik airport not quite ready for prime time."
Cons: "I STRONGLY encourage you to move away from offering EVERY passenger a small bottle of cold water when boarding! Please think about just how many plastic bottles are being needlessly created and then thrown away EVERY DAY! The water is apparently from some very good spring in Iceland... but think about all the plastic bottles that are going to was up on your shores EVERY DAY! It's a very bad trade-off if you ask me. (Which you did via this questionnaire.) And on a loosely related point... At Reykjavik airport (which was a packed chaotic mess the day we passed through) I could only find ONE fountain (downstairs by the toilets) where passengers could refill drinking bottles. I went down three times to fill our bottle and every time there was a line of at least 10 folks. Clearly people want to use refillable bottles but it sure makes it hard when there is only one location to do it. Throw in at least a half dozen of them around the airport please."
Cons: "Not enough water provided, layover in KEF was a disaster of timings and delays, etc"
Pros: "Once we got to the shuttle, boarding was quick and efficient. Flight was not expensive. Flight from Reykavik to Chicago had numerous movie/tv selections. Many were older, but plenty to choose from."
Cons: "Seats very close together--if the person in front of you reclined all the way, you had to as well. Seats were a little stiff (not terrible, but not very comfortable). Boarding at Reykavik was chaotic. Airport was boarding 4 big flights all from the same small (but new?) end of the terminal and it was hard for people to figure out which line they should be in due to the placement of the screens and the sheer number of people all boarding simultaneously. This is not an IcelandAir problem but likely an issue of Reykavik airport being under-prepared for the ginormous amount of visitors and layovers."
Pros: "Everything was indeed smooth, seats where comfortable for someone who's used to economy flights."
Pros: "Crew was good and made your trip as enjoyable and comfortable as they could."
Cons: "Lining up and getting on airplane was chaotic. First in line gets on first if you don't get pushed over by people who are traveling first class and feel they should get on plane first. Should have more seats at gate area for waiting passengers.."
Pros: "The flight that I got changed to, the UA was nice the fact that I arrived to IAD early than I expected."
Cons: "I wish I got the notification ahead of time that the flight was canceled. Fortunately, I got to the airport early enough to grab the last seat with the UA Airline. Therefore, I couldn't give a better result or comment as I have not had a chance to fly with the Icelandair. I hope my return flight back won't be a surprise again."
Pros: "The whole process was polite and efficient. Entertainment (which can make the flight go by so much faster) worked flawlessly. The planes for all 4 of my flights were late vintage with firm seats (US carriers are stretching out the time to replace seat cushions until they are completely formless), shaped correctly (for lumbar support - big deal if your in a ancient US carrier seat for 5+ hours) and mid size capacity (less people means getting on/off and using the facilities is just a little faster)."
Cons: "Just me - I would like a wider selection of "cheese tray/tapas" items. To offset the relatively low cost of the tickets the flight crew is forced to push merchandise and their travel clubs which is a small inconvenience (in English and Icelandic). The intercom was so quiet as to be partially incomprehensible (a blessing unless you actually need to hear something). When booking, I would have really considered a no additional cost layover in Iceland had I known about it - hard to believe I'm asking for another sales pitch but its true."
Pros: "Liked the bigger plane, where you could stand up. This was the nicest of the 4 Icelandair planes we traveled on."
Cons: "Seats don't recline enough for sleep, and are curved in an odd, uncomfortable way. The drinks are very very small, pretty inadequate."
Pros: "Very helpful and courteous flight attendants. Small Reykjavik airport makes it very easy to navigate. Plane left gate a few minutes early on 3 of 4 flights. Safety video is creative. USB outlet at each seat. Good tv show selection."
Cons: "No electric outlets at seats. Window seat on one transatlantic flight was uncomfortably cold, while not so much on the return flight. Only two drink services on long transatlantic flight. Poor movie selection, that didn't change the following month. Reykjavik gates are small with no attendee until right before flight; this wasn't an issue for me since the gate was well marked, but other travelers seemed bothered by this."
Pros: "The plane was clean, the flight attendants were friendly and made sure that the passengers were ready for take off and landings (both of these areas were a problem on the last airline on which I flew)."
Pros: "Seats were 2 seats , side by side...movies etc..free"
Cons: "Food service non existent...and crew was less than amicable... Very surprised,,,"
Pros: "Entertainment - lots of.choices was good!"
Cons: "Cabin was too warm. I asked 3 times to make it cooler, but it was too warm all the way across the Atlantic. Also, the airport in Iceland is disorganized. No.seating and trash cans oveflowing."
Cons: "Lack of meal service on a long flight."
Pros: "Usb charging port and personal tv with free movies, music and tv."
Pros: "First flight on icelandair. Very comfortable seat. No food."
Cons: "Flight was hours late and Kef is much too small for the volume"
Cons: "Every flight I took, except for the connecting flight from New York to Reykjavik was delayed. Everything was extremely unorganized."
Pros: "The flight was generally comfortable. Unlike US carriers planes are loaded back to front which seems to make sense."
Cons: "Took off late."
Cons: "Had to paid for chips"
Pros: "Handed out a bottle of water to each passenger during boarding"
Cons: "In summary: The cheap ticket is not worth the stress and aggravation. The details: 1) Lost luggage - Over a dozen passengers were told that the pilot deliberately took off knowing that not all of the bags were loaded. We were lucky that after some Facebook shaming, Icelandair was able to locate our bags. We got them the next day, albeit after losing 24 hours of our trip. We were fortunate because our schedule was flexible and we could stay a little longer than intended to pick up our bags from the airport. We met other passengers at the airport who had been waiting for their bags for more than 2 days. Ground crew told us that 16 luggage carts needed to be used to bring in all of the late/lost bags. Worst of all - no compensation offered whatsoever. 2) Flight delays - Two of the four flights we took on Icelandair were late. There was no explanation for the delay, and the airline has so few people on the ground that it could not update the gate or boarding time information timely. This resulted in a mad dash through the airport to get to the gate when the plane finally arrived. We were given no notice but told to get to the gate for immediate departure, as if we were the ones running late. 3) Boarding/stampeding - I have never been on a flight where there is absolutely zero order to the boarding process. Almost every other airline assigns boarding zones/groups but Icelandair simply opens up the doors and lets chaos ensue. Even if the airline does not want to go through the cost of changing its systems to assign boarding zones, it would not cost a thing for the gate agents to simply board from the back of the plane to the front. This is why the boarding process took twice as long as normal and even for the two "on time" flights, we still took off and landed late."
Cons: "Attitude of employees, totally cold and unhelpful. Is this your culture?"
Pros: "the plane seemed safe"
Cons: "no seats in the airport; long wait for boarding and totally confusing/interfering messages on airport PA system; chaotic boarding "process""
Pros: "The air personel were really professional, nice and accomodating except for the flashing light of the duty free cart at 2am in the middle of a dark sleepy plane."
Cons: "Where to start? I'm traveling with my wife and we decided to consolidate our stuff in one luggage since she is pregnant and I don't want her to carry any bag... We are allowed for 2 luggages of 23kg each combined it's 46kg, our bag was 30 kg. Through my previous trips with various airlines we had no pb with that until we reached the check in counter, the lady very politely explained that she has to charge me 35£ back and forth for excessive wait on the bag which I found outrageous so i had to squeeze a bunch of stuff in the hand luggage to send it as a cargo Then she infomed us that the plane is gonna be late for 1h while eventually it was delayed more than 2 h On the plane the staff was very friendly however the variety of food is so limited and the hostess passed by in the middle of flight with the duty free cart decorated as a Christmas tree while the lights were off and everyone was sleeping Finall we reach the airport, the bags took 45 minutes to reach us I love Iceland but i will not book with the same airline again"
Pros: "The whole flight was a very pleasant surprise, I would recommend Icelandair to anybody looking to fly from the USA to Europe"
Pros: "flight itself was fine and on flight service was good. Flight was cheap."
Cons: "Strikes at the airport in Iceland are causing significant delays and causing people to miss connecting flights all over Europe and in the US. The airport was completely jammed with people waiting to fly out to the point you could not access the bathrooms. My checked bag also must have been left outside in significant rain for quite some time because it was soaked completely through with water. I had a thick wool blanket on top as well as my clothes in packing cubes and it was all soaked with water. Terrible!! You get what you pay for."
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