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Aircraft of the Month: Vatnajökull

Two exciting announcements from Icelandair recently as they expanded their service between YVR and KEF to year round, and also unveiled a new cool glacier-themed livery that celebrates 80 years of aviation.


The hand-painted aircraft exterior, commissioned as part of Icelandair’s 80th anniversary, represents the beauty and grandeur of the Vatnajokull glacier, located in southeast Iceland. The interior has also been adorned with details to replicate the nuances of the glacier itself. Ice blue ambient lighting will illuminate the main cabin; the headrests will feature an ice white and brilliant turquoise design; serving carts will be transformed into rolling glacier caves; even complimentary drinks, snacks and napkins will include a glacier motif.


Vatnajokull will be the second handcrafted livery to join the Icelandair fleet along with the northern lights-themed Hekla Aurora, launched in 2015.


Each aircraft in Icelandair’s fleet is named after an Icelandic volcano, and Vatnajokull glacier, with three volcanoes beneath its vast surface, is one of the most active in Iceland with around 60 eruptions over the last 800 years. The glacier currently covers an area of 8,100-8,300 sq. km - 8% of the country’s land mass - and is considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of Europe.


Watch the video below to learn more about this super cool plane!


For additional information about Icelandair’s Vatnajokull plane, current route network or fares to Iceland and beyond, please visit or call (877) I-FLY-ICE.


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