Norlandair is an Icelandic airline. Norlandair was founded on 1 June 2008 when it acquired the Twin Otter flight operation of Air Iceland. But the company can trace its roots to a company with the same name, i.e. Norlandair, which was founded in 1974. That company was founded by a few aviation professionals that acquired North Air, an aviation company based in Akureyri. ln 1975 Icelandair bought a stake in the company and by that Norlandair purchased a Twin Otter aircraft that was used in scheduled flights and charter flights. This event also marks the beginning of Norlandair offering aviation services on the east coast of Greenland.
ln 1997, Norlandair and the domestic flight operations of Icelandair merged and the name was changed to Air Iceland. The charter flight department was located in Akureyri and the maintenance department for the Twin Otter aircraft. ln 2008 Air Iceland decided to divest the Twin Otter aircraft and the maintenance department in Akureyri. Following that decision, a few former employees of Air Iceland and investors decided to buy the operations from Air Iceland and it was decided to use the good name of Norlandair as the company was called prior to the merger with Icelandair.
Norlandair has three scheduled destinations, Grímsey, Vopnafjörður and Þórshöfn, which it flies in cooperation with Air Iceland. It also operates various charter flights in Iceland and Greenland, to Svalbard and other arctic regions.