Deal Alert: Flights to Iceland From $200 Round-Trip (Full-Service Carriers From $287)
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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. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. 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.
Ultra low-cost carrier WOW Air has dirt cheap fares from all over the US to Iceland starting at just $200 round-trip. Delta and United are responding with sub-$300 fares from New York City, and we are seeing some great deals on other routes too. Large gateways like Boston (BOS) and Chicago (ORD) and smaller cities like Cincinnati (CVG) or St Louis (STL) are available for cheap.
If these low fares aren’t enough to sell you on checking out Iceland, here’s our TripSpiration video for the island nation:
There are no tricks to find these fares. Use Google Flights to search for your preferred departure and destination and then book through Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline. If you want to make sure that your ticket includes a carry-on bag, you can use Google Flights’ newest feature, which allows you to filter out no-carry-on fares.
Airlines: WOW, Delta, United, Air Canada, Icelandair
Routes: EWR/BOS/CVG/DTW/ORD/JFK/EWR/BOS/BWI/DFW/LAX/STL to KEF
Cost: $200+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September-June 2019
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Premier® Card, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) in September for $200 round-trip on WOW:
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) in September for $200 round-trip on WOW:
Chicago (ORD) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) in September for $220 round-trip on WOW:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) in October for $287 round-trip in Delta Basic Economy:
Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) in September for $301 round-trip in United Basic Economy:
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) in September for $313 round-trip on Air Canada:
Baltimore (BWI) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) in September for $337 round-trip on Icelandair:
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) in September for $347 round-trip on Icelandair:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) in September for $405 round-trip on Air Canada:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Premier, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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