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Icelanders Seek Sunny Climes Over Easter

By Larissa Kyzer

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Photo: Golli. An elderly man reads on the beach in Tenerife, Spain.

Between 600 and 700 arrivals and departures are expected at Keflavík airport over the Easter holiday, counting from last Saturday to Monday. Vísir reports that this is a significant increase over last year, when there were only about 100 arrivals and departures during the same timeframe.

Unsurprisingly, given the drizzly skies and temperatures hovering between 6-12°C [43-54°F] forecast in the capital over the weekend, the most popular destinations have been sunny beach destinations. City break vacation packages have also been in high demand.

As a result of the holiday flight frenzy, all the parking lots at Keflavík airport were filled as of Wednesday. Even though traffic out of the capital may now be considerably lighter than in recent years, those taking staycations within Iceland this Easter should nonetheless expect to encounter a fair amount of traffic heading north and to the Westfjords, as well as along Suðurlandsvegur heading toward the cottage communities in South Iceland.

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