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Most people flock to the warm, sunny weather of the Caribbean or Mexico during the winter — if you’re willing to deal with the cold, though, a European getaway is a great idea, especially when flights are this affordable. We’re seeing round-trip fares from several US cities (including the West Coast) to Oslo (OSL), Stockholm (ARN), Copenhagen (CPH) and Helsinki (HEL) from just $339, valid for departures January through May 2017. The best deals seem to be on Icelandair, but other carriers like Air Canada, Norwegian and United are also offering discounts from certain cities. Search for your desired destination and dates on Google Flights, then continue booking through the airline’s website (if possible) or with OTA like Orbitz.

Airline: Icelandair and more
Route: US cities to OSL, ARN, CPH and HEL
Cost: $339+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January – May 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz 
Pay With: Amex PlatinumChase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express Premier Rewards GoldCiti Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Here’s an example of what you can book:

Boston (BOS) to Oslo (OSL) for $339 round-trip on Icelandair in January:

Boston (BOS) to Oslo (OSL) for $339 round-trip.

New York (JFK) to Stockholm (ARN) for $344 round-trip on Icelandair in January:

New York (JFK) to Stockholm (ARN) for $344 round-trip.

New York (JFK) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $346 round-trip on Icelandair in January:

New York (JFK) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $346 round-trip.

Seattle (SEA) to Helsinki (HEL) for $434 round-trip on Icelandair in January:

Seattle (SEA) to Helsinki (HEL) for $434 round-trip.

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the Amex Platinum (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican 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.

Photo courtesy of Yoann JEZEQUEL Photography/Getty Images.

H/T: Scott’s Cheap Flights

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