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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.

Iceland is alluring to travelers for many reasons including the Blue Lagoon, Northern Lights and its ever-changing weather. Also, it’s generally a very cheap destination to travel to, thanks to WOW Air. If you want to see this exotic country for yourself, check out these cheaper than usual fares to Reykjavik (KEF) operated by low-cost carrier WOW Air. The carrier is offering discounted nonstop fares on its new A330 aircraft from San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX) to Iceland from just $299 round-trip valid for departures from mid-September through November 2016. Remember that you’ll have to pay for checked bags, meals, beverages and more, but even after all of those fees these fares will still be hundreds of dollars less than the usual fares to Europe.

Airline: WOW Air 
Route: SFO and LAX to KEF
Cost: $299+ round-trip in economy
Dates: Late September – November 2016
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $299 round-trip on WOW Air:

San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $299 round-trip on WOW Air.

Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $299 round-trip on WOW Air:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $299 round-trip on WOW Air.

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: The Flight Deal

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Regular APR
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Annual Fee
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