Today Iceland Air started regular nonstop flights from Edmonton to Iceland. All morning I was listening to the radio stations and everyone was mocking Iceland. Why would anyone want to go there, why do to Iceland when it costs less to fly to Mexico etc. etc. Some were worrying that the TV talk show hosts would make fun of us because we have a non stop flight from one cold place to another cold place.
However, I think that having a non stop flight from Edmonton to Iceland is one of the best things that could happen to us. Which would you rather do, fly 8 hours nonstop from Edmonton to Gatwick or Frankfurt, then change planes in those huge crowded terminals, or fly 6 hours nonstop to Iceland then change planes in a small relaxed terminal atmosphere and continue to your destination in any European country. I know if I never see Gatwick or Frankfurt airports again I won’t miss them. The next time I want to go to Europe I will fly Iceland Air.