The Icelandic budget airline WOW Air often has $69 one way fares from several US cities to Europe with a stop-over in Iceland. They only fly from a handful of US cities, and the lowest $69 price is only available from Boston, Miami and San Francisco, to select destinations in Europe. There’s also good prices from other cities.
From NYC you can fly to Reykjavik for $149 or to Amsterdam, London and Berlin for $189.
The $69 one way fares are available in the following cities, mostly in May, September and October.
- From: Boston, Miami, San Francisco
- To: Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Frankfurt, Bristol, London, Edinburgh
Return leg will cost you more, somewhere between $200 and $300, but that still gives you a good total price for your round trip, if you’re paying just $69 on the first leg. You can book directly on the WOW Air US website.
If you’re interested, make sure you book as soon as possible. Also don’t forget to use a credit card that will give you the most points, such as Amex Platinum (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel) or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare).
WOW Air charges for almost everything, so make sure you go over their list of fees before booking. You’re only allowed a free carry-on item (17x13x10 in./22 lbs), which is very very small. You’ll have to pay for a carry-on bag and checked luggage.
Seat assignment will also cost you, $9.99-$10.99. Check out the full list of fees and charges here.