Follow Along with a Pittsburgher’s Journey to Iceland

Get behind-the-scenes look at PIT’s newest route via Icelandair

By gmastrangelo

Published March 25, 2024

Read Time: 3 mins


Icelandair is launching nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Iceland on May 16. But a Pittsburgher is inviting you along on the trip a month earlier.

Chance Humphrey is a Pittsburgh-based content creator best known for his Instagram account, @keeppittsburghdope. In just a few weeks, he’s hopping on a flight to Reykjavík on Icelandair, and he’ll document the journey from start to finish.

Pittsburgh International Airport and Humphrey will be sharing the entire trip on social media in a new series: Keep Iceland Dope. Follow along at @PITairport on Instagram, Facebook, X and YouTube and @keeppittsburghdope on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at PIT’s newest nonstop flight to Europe.

Keeping Pittsburgh dope for decade

Humphrey launched his Instagram account 10 years ago and has gained nearly 40,000 followers.

“It started off with me capturing different people from Pittsburgh on the street, but it’s also grown into me showcasing my personality,” Humphrey said. “I’ve figured out the format I want to take, and it’s opened up partnerships like this one.”

Humphrey has worked with a handful of prominent Pittsburgh organizations, including the Heinz History Center and the Penguins and Pirates. His page often showcases Pittsburghers exploring the Steel City, but soon it will feature scenes of him exploring Iceland.

Pittsburgh-based content creator Chance Humphrey (@keeppittsburghdope on Instagram) and PIT are partnering to create Keep Iceland Dope, a new social media series offering a behind-the-scenes look at Icelandair’s new nonstop service between Pittsburgh and Reykjavík, Iceland. (Photo by Beth Hollerich)

“I’ve always wanted to do something like this where I’m able to travel and showcase my personality,” he said. “It’s fun, it’s exciting – it’s a whole bunch of feelings. I’ve never done something to this magnitude.”

The series will showcase interesting places to eat and adventure in Iceland, as well as an inside look at the Icelandair flight experience and the country’s rich culture. For one day of the trip, Humphrey will tag along with Jewells Chambers, @allthingsiceland on Instagram. Since moving to the country from the U.S. several years ago, Chambers has been running her social media accounts full-time to showcase her life in Iceland.

Humphrey’s trip begins April 4.

Connecting Pittsburghers to Europe

Humphrey’s trip is showcasing the latest connection from Pittsburgh to Europe come May. With British Airways operating the Pittsburgh-London route every day of the week except Sunday this spring, and Icelandair including Sundays among its four flights a week, PIT will have a nonstop flight to Europe every day.

Travel agents in the region say they’re thrilled to offer customers another option to adventure across Europe. Steve Lange of Travel Sharks LTD has found success in helping his clients connect to Europe through British Airways’ nonstop flight from Pittsburgh to Europe. Icelandair opens up another option for travelers to reach vacation destinations overseas.

“This is huge for the Pittsburgh market. People are already choosing the British Airways connection. This provides another option,” Lange said. “Why not go to Iceland and then connect to mainland Europe?”

Icelandair offers a stopover option that connects travelers to over 25 European destinations via Reykjavík at no extra charge. Travelers can stay in Iceland for up to week before flying to another European destination.

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