Flight Report : Keflavik - Toronto

It was a gloomy morning once again. The airport is quite a distance from Reykjavik itself, so I stayed near the airport in the town of Keflavik. The drop-off area was not particularly busy, but there was a long line at the check-in counter. What those passengers didn't realize is you can check-in using the automated machine and then head straight to the empty baggage drop counter to drop off the luggage.

Heading upstairs, the security check didn't take long and soon I was out in the departures area.

I was delighted to see these two freighters parked on the tarmac.

I was looking for Icelandair planes to photograph. I was not disappointed.

The flight was scheduled to leave around 4pm. Boarding was punctual and soon I was comfortably seated at the back of the plane.

The Blue Lagoon is a wonderful natural spa near the airport. Despite the cold, the waters were warm enough to bathe outdoors.

The skies cleared as we rose above the clouds. Perhaps it's a nice day in the British Isles.

The 757 has been refurbished and is in great condition.

The sunset cast a beautiful red glow over the clouds.

The final approach into Heathrow was extremely bumpy, which turned scary at times. It seemed very windy, and I was surprised it wasn't a missed approach.

Service on this flight was consistent with my other Icelandair flights. The crew came by with drinks and took orders for the paid meal service. It wasn't a particularly long flight to go without food - 3 hours passed by rather quickly.

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