For decades Bakki airport has served as a convenient terminal for flights to and from the islands, now serviced by Vestmannaeyjar Airlines. Bakki is situated on the mainland´s south coast, 130 km from Reykjavík. About 1 hr 45 min drive from the capital and about 20 minutes drive from Hvolsvöllur.
In the year 2002, Vestmannaeyjar Airlines transported about 29 thousand passengers between Bakki and the islands. Daytrips to the islands are increasingly popular with individuals as well as groups, large and small. The flight takes only 6 minutes, for many too short a time to enjoy the view. This comfortable means of travel is much and increasingly used during the winter.