The cheapest times to fly from DBQ to KEF are

  • January 1st to March 18th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 28th to July 15th (except the week of June 18th)
  • September 3rd to October 21st

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DBQ to KEF is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $3969 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $714 for Monday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Reykjavík

Flying from Dubuque, IA (DBQ) to Keflavik/Reykjavik (KEF) will usually cost between $778 to $2616 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $842. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2687. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1845 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1301 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DBQ to KEF flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DBQ to KEF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DBQ to KEF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DBQ to KEF flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Dubuque. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.27, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KEF, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into DBQ. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Reykjavík, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Dubuque. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $282 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1180. Return trip prices are from the KEF to DBQ flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DBQ to KEF can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 23 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DBQ to KEF

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DBQ to KEF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DBQ > JFK > KEF)

  • Price for both tickets: $767
  • Average savings: $534 (41.05%)

See DBQ to JFK flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (DBQ > BOS > KEF)

  • Price for both tickets: $773
  • Average savings: $529 (40.62%)

See DBQ to BOS flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (DBQ > EWR > KEF)

  • Price for both tickets: $775
  • Average savings: $526 (40.43%)

See DBQ to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DBQ to KEF? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Delta, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Keflavik International Airport to Dubuque Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2997 miles or 4823 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DBQ to KEF?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DBQ to KEF flight is about 6 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Dubuque, IA and Keflavik/Reykjavik?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from DBQ to KEF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDBQ
Origination airport nameDubuque Regional Airport
CityDubuque, IA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeKEF
Destination airport nameKeflavik International Airport


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