Deal Alert: Flights to Iceland From $323 Round-Trip

Aug 14, 2019

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If you’ve been dreaming of exploring the Icelandic countryside or relaxing in the iconic Blue Lagoon, now’s the time to do it, because fares have dropped as low as $323 round-trip.

While you used to be able to snag a much better deal, low prices to Iceland have not been so common since the demise of low-fare airline WOW Air. If you’re looking for recommendations and tips on traveling in Iceland, check out these guides:

Aurora borealis at Mount Kirkjufell Iceland. (Photo by SuppalakKlabdee / Getty Images)
Aurora borealis at Mount Kirkjufell Iceland. (Photo by SuppalakKlabdee / Getty Images)

All of these fares are available in Icelandair and American basic economy, so you’ll have to pay extra to pick your seats and check any baggage.

To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.

Airline: Icelandair, American
Routes: ORD/EWR/BOS/MCO/MSP/DEN/SFO/SEA/PDX to KEF
Cost: $323+ round-trip in basic economy 
Travel Dates:
September 2019-May 2020
Pay With: 
The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Chicago (ORD) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $323 round-trip on Icelandair:

New York (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $363 round-trip on Icelandair:

Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $363 round-trip on Icelandair:

Orlando (MCO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $365 round-trip on American:

Minneapolis (MSP) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $423 round-trip on Icelandair:

Denver (DEN) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $423 round-trip on Icelandair:

Portland (PDX) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $423 round-trip on Icelandair:

Seattle (SEA) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $423 round-trip on Icelandair:

San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $466 round-trip on Icelandair:

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), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card,  Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Featured photo courtesy of Roberto Serrini.

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