Flying From RDU To Iceland? Here Are 4 Must-Try Activities.

As Raleigh-Durham International Airport prepares to celebrate Icelandair’s debut service to Reykjavik, Iceland, RDU flyers already are planning their trips to the Land of Fire and Ice.

Icelandair’s nonstop service from Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to Reykjavik (KEF) begins May 12. Tickets are on sale now.

Not sure what to see when you visit Iceland? Here are four things we recommend including in your upcoming trip itinerary.

Get Outdoors

From epic landscapes to relaxing in thermal baths, Iceland’s natural beauty is unparalleled. You can fill an entire vacation with sights and scenes from the great Icelandic outdoors:

Embark On An Adventure

For thrillseekers, Iceland is the ultimate adventure destination. Hiking is one of the simplest ways to take in the country’s diverse landscapes. Check out this list of independent and guided hikes in Iceland.

But don’t stop there. There are plenty of ways to explore Iceland — by kayak or paddleboard, by ATV or bike and even river rafting.

Ready for more? Guided ice climbing on massive glaciers and cave exploration will put you up close to the action and make for lasting memories — if you’re up to the challenge.

Enjoy Nordic Cuisine

Foodies flock to the Land of Fire and Ice to relish in the unique Icelandic cuisine. The country is renowned for world-class seafood, nontraditional ingredients and sustainably pushing the gastronomic envelope.

From berries to seaweed, cod to hákarl — that’s fermented shark — read all about Iceland’s legendary food and drink scene.

Soak Up Iceland’s Unique Culture

One of the world’s most celebrated creative cultures is just one flight away. There’s so much to see when you visit Iceland, from visual arts to music, museums and more.

Ready to learn more about Iceland? Visit or watch the video below.