Preparing for takeoff: New non-stop to Iceland leaves RDU tonight

Posted May 12, 2022 6:00 a.m. EDT
Updated May 12, 2022 11:45 a.m. EDT

Icelandair will have direct flights from RDU beginning Thursday May 12, 2022.

A team from WRAL News is headed to Iceland this week on Raleigh-Durham International Airport's first IcelandAir flight.

WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell will be joined by a group of photographers and editors to give you a taste of Iceland, and hopefully inspire you to take a trip somewhere new!

With this new, nonstop flight available, visiting Iceland is now more of a possibility.

Flights, direct to Reykjavik, generally cost less than $1,000 roundtrip, according to Google Flights, and take about nine hours to cover the 3,100 miles.

Iceland is a popular tourist destination, filled with lava rocks, epic waterfalls and black beaches. (And if you time your visit right, you just may be able to see the Northern Lights).

Travelers in the Triangle area will now be able to fly nonstop to Iceland, or use it as a midway point on their way to Europe. Flights will be available Thursdays, Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Our crew leaves Raleigh on Thursday. Over the next five days, we'll bring you daily reports online, on social media and on WRAL-TV.

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