Restoring the Flugstodir website is underway. Lets begin with some raw material, a LOT of photographs of aviation history of Iceland. They are quite disorganized and lacking descriptive text, but that will improve over time. The website was in the past, used by Isavia, the official controller of airports and aviation in Iceland.
Here’s an Icelandair flight I took from Billund Denmark to Iceland. A 757.
The view from back seats in the aircraft.
A lovely diagram of all the routes of IcelandAir.
I was in Billund airport for a few hours, before flying to Copenhagen, then Keflavik airport in Iceland. As you can see, the Billund terminal is not large. I actually missed a connection from Billund to Keflavik. IcelandAir is apparently famous for being on-time, meaning, they do not wait for delayed passengers.
Here’s more pictures of the Billund terminal, taken from the taxiway.
We stayed at the Hilton hotel attached to the airport, and from the hotel, there is this view of Terminal 3.
And viewed from a greater distance, you can appreciate the shape of terminal 3 is like a paper airplane shape. Airport architecture is the modern world’s best place to show off curves and flight motifs.
This YouTube video of IcelandAir’s Boeing 757 is really great.
There’s a fun holiday story about how I ended up going through Iceland on my way home. I was in Berlin visiting the Berlin Aviation Museum (Militärhistorisches Museum Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow) and on the way home, the Amsterdam airport was completely fogged in, and all flights cancelled. There was a crush of people in Berlin who needed to be rebooked. The agent found a connection: Berlin Tegel airport to Billund, Billund to Keflavik, Keflavik to Edmonton. We were happy at first, actually happy anyway, even after we missed the connection, but the people in Billund were unhappy with KLM who sent people to a small airport with no hope of succeeding in a connection. I was happy because I got to visit Iceland and learn a lot about it’s aviation history during the flight, and in the airport.