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About North Korea

North Korea in east Asia, constitutes the northern half of the Korean peninsula. It borders Russia and China to the north and South Korea to the south. Even though the country has so much potential to flourish in the tourism sector, it remains as one of the most underrated destinations. Many people are not even aware that tourists can visit the country with a few restrictions. However, before you start searching for flights to North Korea, remember that it only allows group tours, so your itinerary will be set beforehand.

Best Time to Book Flights to North Korea

North Korea has a cool continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Although it is a year-round destination, the optimal months to visit the country are between August and September and March to June. Most tourists try to coincide their vacation with national holidays and festivals.

Places to Visit in North Korea

Mount Kumgang - North Korea
Mount Kumgang

Mount Kumgang in North Korea offers some impressive natural landscapes. The stunning Kuryong waterfall located here is an absolute must. The best time to hike in the mountains is during Autumn, when the surrounding area turns green with lush vegetation.

Wonsan - North Korea

Nobody would imagine an active beach packed with happy beachgoers in North Korea. But Wonsan is the port city, where you can find the best beaches of the country. This east coast resort town is known for plenty of sunshine, pristine beaches, delectable seafood, and more.

Sariwon - North Korea

Sariwon, the charming little town in North Hwanghae Province, is a popular stopping-off point. Visitors make a point to hike to the top of a hill, overlooking folklore street, where you get to meet the local Koreans with their traditional attire. The town has several restaurants, where you can enjoy their fermented rice drink Makgeolli and ginseng-stuffed chicken.

Popular Airports in North Korea

AirportAirport CodeCity ServesTotal Passengers
Pyongyang International AirportFNJPyongyang
Kalma AirportWOSWonsan
Samjiyŏn AirportYJSSamjiyŏn
Orang AirportRGOChongjin
Sondok AirportDSOHamhung

Which is The Cheapest Day to Fly to North Korea?

Flights departing on weekdays are comparatively cheaper than those departing on weekdays or holidays. Set a price alert to stay informed on fare fluctuations. You may find good deals on a flight to North Korea that depart on Wednesdays.

Top Tips to Get Cheap Flights to North Korea

  • Compare Price
    The best way to get cheap flight tickets is by analyzing airfares provided by different online flight booking platforms. This helps you find the cheapest airfare available.
  • Round Trip Tickets
    Round trip tickets are cheaper than one-way tickets. For example, a one-way ticket from one destination to another may cost you around USD 85 and a round ticket for the same destinations may cost you around USD 120.
  • Off Season
    Budget travelers plan their trips to any destination during off season or shoulder season. Due to fewer crowds and demand, airlines and hotels decrease their prices.
  • Set Price Alert
    The airfare constantly fluctuates. To get an inexpensive flight ticket that will save some extra bucks, set a price alert.
  • Identify the Cheapest Day and Time
    Generally, during weekdays airlines drop their price and increase during the weekends and holidays. If your travel date is flexible, book flights to North Korea when the price is cheaper.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What month is the cheapest to fly to North Korea?

    As per our latest research, we have found June to be the cheapest month to fly to North Korea.

  • What airlines fly to North Korea now?

    North Korea provides limited access to outsiders. The only international Airport Pyongyang International Airport is connected to only Beijing in China and Vladivostok in Russia by Air Koryo.

  • Which language is spoken in North Korea?

    Korean is the official language of North Korea.

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