West Coast to Iceland For $260 Round-Trip
WOW Air has great fares available from San Francsico and Los Angeles to Reykjavik, Iceland. Keep in mind that this is a budget airline with lots of extra fees and this is an 8-9 hour flight. Let’s take a look.
You can find prices as low as $260 round trip. Search for flights departing from SFO or LAX to Reykjavik (KEF) in late April and May. You can search either at Google Flights, Momondo or directly at WOW Air. The latter is where I found the best prices.
Here’s an example from San Francisco:
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.
A great price for a flight from West Coast to Iceland if you don’t mind flying on WOW Air and can get by without paying any fees. Make sure to maximize your credit card rewards. Use Amex Platinum that offers 5x MR on airfare, Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3x UR on travel, or Citi Prestige for 3x TYP on airfare. You can also use travel credit from your Citi Prestige or the Chase Sapphire Reserve.