Deal Alert: US Cities to Iceland From $199 Round-Trip
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WOW Air, the Icelandic low-cost carrier, is offering cheap flights from the US to Iceland with fares starting at just $199 round-trip. You can fly from Boston (BOS), Baltimore (BWI), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR), Pittsburgh (PIT) and San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF).
Iceland made our list of Amazing Places to Travel in 2018 and has tons of things to do — like soaking in the blue lagoon or exploring the black sand beaches.
WOW is a budget airline so if you want to check a bag or choose your seat you'll have to pay extra for it. Exact availability depends on where you're originating from, but we're seeing low fares for departures from January through March 2018. Use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book directly with the airline.
Airlines: WOW Air
Routes: BOS/BWI//EWR/LAX/MIA/PIT/SFO/ORD to KEF
Cost: $199+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January - March 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia or WOW
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Chicago (ORD) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $199 round-trip:
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $200 round-trip:
Pittsburgh (PIT) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $200 round-trip:
San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $230 round-trip:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $230 round-trip:
Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $250 round-trip:
Baltimore (BWI) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $250 round-trip:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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