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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, 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 or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

The Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air is offering cheap flights from the US to Iceland with fares starting at just $200 round-trip. 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. In fact, there are many reasons Iceland should be on your radar — here’s just five of them, and here are seven ideas to start your trip plan.

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 March to June 2018. Use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book directly with the airline.

Airlines: WOW Air
Cost: $200+ round-trip in economy
Dates: March-June 2018, with slightly higher prices in the fall
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia or WOW
Pay With: Chase Sapphire ReservePremier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel). Unfortunately, WOW doesn’t accept Amex cards.

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Chicago (ORD) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $200 round-trip:

Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $200 round-trip:

Pittsburgh (PIT) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $205 round-trip:

Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $220 round-trip:

Baltimore (BWI) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $250 round-trip:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $260 round-trip:

San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $266 round-trip:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x 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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