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Deal alert: Flights to Iceland from $333 round trip, including over peak summer dates

Feb. 27, 2020
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Deal alert: Flights to Iceland from $333 round trip, including over peak summer dates
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Flights to Iceland have dropped as low as $333 round-trip, as first brought to our attention by Scott's Cheap Flights.

It's been a while since we've seen great sales to Iceland. In fact, it's been tough to score good airfare deals since Reykjavik-based budget carrier WOW Air collapsed in early 2019. So take advantage of this windfall now if you can. The best fares begin at $333 out of major Northeast airports between March and May, and fares between the same cities hover in the low $400s on many dates throughout the rest of 2020.

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Some of these fares may book into basic economy, which means different things to different airlines, but often means you may not have free use of the overhead bins for a carry-on. You probably won't be able to select your seat, get an upgrade or earn Premier Qualifying Miles (PQMs), Premier Qualifying Segments (PQSs) or Premier Qualifying Dollars (PQDs). However, it’s possible to avoid many negative aspects of basic economy by having elite status or a cobranded credit card.

To find a deal, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find your dates and prices. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an online travel agency, like Orbitz or Expedia.

Airline: Icelandair, JetBlue, United
Routes: EWR/JFK/BOS and more to KEF
Cost: from $333 round trip
Dates: March — December 2020
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Here are some examples of specific flights that are available:

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New York (JFK) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $333 round-trip on Icelandair via Vayama:

New York/Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $335 round-trip on Icelandair via Gotogate:

Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $376 round-trip on United:

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