Low-cost carrier PLAY, which operates flights from Hamilton, ON to Iceland and other parts of Europe, now offers stopovers in Iceland for no additional cost.
According to a news release Tuesday (Jan. 30), the stopovers take advantage of the airline's hub-and-spoke model, with all flights connecting through Iceland.
PLAY's stopovers will enable passengers to stay up to 10 days in Iceland to experience the Nordic island nation known for its waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, glaciers and Northern lights.
"PLAY has taken advantage of Iceland's location near Europe to bring travellers convenient flights and affordable fares, and now the stopover feature brings even more benefits to our passengers," said Birgir Jónsson, CEO of PLAY. "Rather than having a few hours layover in Iceland, travellers can make a stop at this bucket-list destination for an extra day or week to experience everything our home country has to offer. Long stayovers are a win-win for both us and our passengers to enable exploration at a low price."
PLAY operates daily flights and seasonal services to more than 30 European destinations from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, including Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Copenhagen, Barcelona and Athens.
The stopover service is available on all flights going through Iceland, the airline says.
Earlier this month, PLAY announced the launch of ticket sales for flights to Split, Croatia via Iceland starting at $359 one way.
Starting May 28, the new service will operate once a week, every Tuesday, over the summer.
Canadian passengers interested in exploring Iceland can prolong their layover into a multi-day stopover for no additional cost and then continue their journey to explore Split.
Since its first flight in June 2021, PLAY has expanded its fleet from three Airbus A320neo aircraft to today operating 10 Airbus A320/321neo aircraft.