Icelandair Launches Holiday Sale to Europe With Fares From $362 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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Icelandair is celebrating the Fourth of July by running a promotion on select one-way flights to Iceland starting at $169 from airports including Philadelphia (PHL), Boston (BOS), Seattle (SEA), Washington DC (IAD) and more. Round-trip fares are also available to Iceland and other European destinations starting at $362 round-trip. Travel dates range from August 15 through December 15, although it appears that the best dates for cheap fares are in September. All tickets are in Economy Light -- meaning that you won't be able to check a bag. Note that the sale is only available for a week, so don't wait long to book!
Icelandair is known for affordable flights between the US and Europe but perhaps even more well-known for its Stopover program, which gives travelers the opportunity to explore the country in between trip legs. Travelers who book the fare will also have access to the "Buddy Hotline," in which an Icelandair staffer will provide travel suggestions through a phone call or Facebook Messenger.
To search, head to Icelandair's website 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.
Routes: BOS/JFK/EWR/IAD/SEA/ORD/PHL/PDX/MCI to Europe
Cost: $362+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: August – December
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), 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:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $362 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $376 round-trip:
Newark (EWR) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $408 round-trip:
Boston (BOS) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $416 round-trip:
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