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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.

Flights to Oslo (OSL) from various cities across the US are available for as low as $299 round-trip. While it’s not uncommon to see deals to the Scandinavian country on Norwegian and SAS, it’s less common for the deal to span both coasts. We were alerted to the deal by Scott’s Cheap Flights.

The Norwegian capital is an amazingly clean and modern city, but to truly experience everything the country has to offer, head north where you can really bask in the countries beauty. Personally, I recommend a road trip through the Lofoten Islands where you can catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights if you’re lucky.

Reine, Norway. (Photo by Liz Hund/TPG)
Reine, Norway. (Photo by Liz Hund/TPG)

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 Norwegian and SAS
Routes: JFK/EWR/MCO/SFO/FLL/IAD/BOS/LAX/ORD to OSL
Cost: $299 round-trip in basic economy
Travel Dates: 
September 2019 – April 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℠ CardChase Sapphire Reserve, (3x on airfare), 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:

New York (JFK) to Oslo (OSL) for $299 round-trip on Norwegian when booking separately:

New York (JFK) to Oslo (OSL) for $337 round-trip on Norwegian:

Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Oslo (OSL) for $338 round-trip on Norwegian: Washington DC (IAD) to Oslo (OSL) for $345 round-trip on SAS:Boston (BOS) to Oslo (OSL) for $347 round-trip on Norwegian: Los Angeles (LAX) to Oslo (OSL) for $347 round-trip on SAS:Chicago (ORD) to Oslo (OSL) for $387 round-trip on SAS:

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 ReserveAmerican Express® Gold CardCiti 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.

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