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Deal alert: Fly to Oslo for 70% off regular fares

June 10, 2022
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From fjords to Vikings to iconic art, the Norwegian capital of Oslo has much to offer visitors. This fall, you can experience all of Oslo's charm firsthand with this limited-time deal on Air France.

The best prices for this deal are from New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Round-trip flights with a short layover cost about $230 — 71% less than the usual $800 tickets. You'll also spot several SkyTeam codeshares on these deals to Oslo, with space on KLM and Delta Air Lines in addition to Air France.

Related: Want to save money in Norway? How to travel like a local

We've been seeing some great deals to Oslo and Norway recently, but these fares are really notable if you're looking to save money. Flights this cheap to one of the world's priciest countries will leave you with plenty of leftover kroner to see "The Scream" in person at the National Gallery, or to take a scenic boat tour of the Oslo Fjord. You can also use Oslo as a jumping-off point to explore the rest of this Nordic gem.

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Details

Airlines: Air France, KLM and Delta.
Routes: New York, Newark, Chicago, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities to Oslo.
How to book: Directly through the airline or on Google Flights.
Travel dates: September to October.
Book by: Two-three days.

Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for alerting TPG to this deal. You can try SCF for free for 14 days, after which it’ll cost $49 per year for a Premium membership, which gets you flight deals up to 90% off. Or, you can upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year to receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Sample deals

Some of the best fares for this deal are out of JFK, with fares as low as $231 round-trip. There is a layover in Paris or Amsterdam, but most layovers clock in between 70 and 90 minutes.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

West Coast residents can find fares from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for less than $500.

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(Screenshot from Google Flights)

We're also seeing prices drop on competitor airlines for this route. For example, these flights during the same time period from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Oslo on Icelandair, SAS and Lufthansa/United.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

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Bottom line

These flights to Oslo from major U.S. cities have been drastically reduced. If you want to visit Norway or some other nearby Scandinavian destination this fall, book your flight now.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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