It might be dubbed Black Friday, but Icelandair wants flyers to add a flash of color to your travels this winter with some city sights and Northern Lights. Flights to destination in Europe are as low as $339 roundtrip, and nonstop itineraries to the carrier's hometown hub near Reykjavik (KEF) are starting at $363 roundtrip.

If you're looking for more Black Friday bang for your buck. If traveling onward to the UK or mainland Europe, take advantage of a free stopover in Iceland along the way and see two destinations for the price of one!

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: January 9 - May 31, 2020. MSP flights starting in mid-March. Travel to KEF available through March 28, 2020. Some dates in April and May might be a few dollars more.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Varies by route, mostly midweek travel.
  • Blackout Dates: Limited availability during April 5 - 16, 2020
  • Minimum Stay: 3-day or Saturday night stay required on flights to mainland Europe and the UK.

Sale Period

Tickets at the listed sale prices must be purchased by midnight ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Sample Fares

Cheap flights from New York (JFK)

New York to Reykjavik $363 roundtrip, nonstop

Cheap flights from Newark (EWR)

Newark to Reykjavik $363 roundtrip, nonstop

Cheap flights from Boston (BOS)

Boston to Reykjavik $363 roundtrip, nonstop

Cheap flights from Chicago (ORD)

Chicago-ORD to Dublin $339 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Paris-CDG $375 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Amsterdam $378 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Copenhagen $379 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Helsinki $389 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to London-LHR $398 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Hamburg $400 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Munich $437 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Reykjavik $453 roundtrip, nonstop

Chicago-ORD to Glasgow $490 roundtrip

Cheap flights from Washington DC (IAD)

Washington DC-IAD to Dublin $340 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Helsinki $340 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Copenhagen $376 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Amsterdam $377 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Paris-CDG $390 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Hamburg $390 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to London-LHR $399 roundtrip

Washington DC-IAD to Reykjavik $433 roundtrip, nonstop

Cheap flights from Seattle (SEA)

Seattle to Dublin $399 roundtrip

Seattle to Helsinki $399 roundtrip

Seattle to Copenhagen $400 roundtrip

Seattle to London-LHR $407 roundtrip

Seattle to Munich $448 roundtrip

Seattle to Hamburg $449 roundtrip

Seattle to Paris-CDG $499 roundtrip

Seattle to Reykjavik $500 roundtrip, nonstop

Seattle to Glasgow $504 roundtrip

Cheap flights from Denver (DEN)

Denver to Paris-CDG $390 roundtrip

Denver to Dublin $399 roundtrip

Denver to London-LHR $411 roundtrip

Denver to Reykjavik $428 roundtrip, nonstop

Denver to Copenhagen $439 roundtrip

Denver to Munich $479 roundtrip

Denver DC-IAD to Helsinki $499 roundtrip

Denver to Glasgow $555 roundtrip

Cheap flights from Minneapolis (MSP)

Minneapolis to Dublin $400 roundtrip

Minneapolis to Copenhagen $433 roundtrip

Minneapolis to Helsinki $449 roundtrip

Minneapolis to Munich $449 roundtrip

Minneapolis to Paris-CDG $500 roundtrip

Minneapolis to Amsterdam $501 roundtrip

Minneapolis to London-LHR $503 roundtrip

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Icelandair's Economy Light fares only include a standard-sized carry-on bag plus one personal item. Checked bag fees are $76 each-way when purchased online. If you need to check bags, it's cheaper to buy an Economy Standard fare (+$120 USD), which includes one free checked bag.

Seat Assignments

You may choose your own assignments from standard economy class seats that are still available at no extra charge.

Free Stopover in Iceland

You can book a free stopover in Iceland for up to 3 days on the Economy Light fare. Extra taxes and separate bag fees may apply. If you want to stay longer in Iceland, the Economy Standard fare allows stopovers up to 7 days.

Related: 9 Easiest Airlines for Booking Free Stopovers

Alternate Fares

The upgrade to standard Economy costs an extra $120. This includes one free checked bag and allows stopovers up to 7 days.

Occasionally, you can find a cheaper rate on a third party site, when two separate tickets are booked together or if a forced overnight in Iceland is required.

Other airlines such as SAS, Norwegian, and TAP Air Portugal may offer better prices in some markets, with possible nonstop options on other major carriers. Choose the airline according to your needs. Icelandair may have better routing and allows for free stopovers in Iceland if that is something that interests you.

Example Booking

As an example, I found flights departing Washington DC IAD on Tuesday, March 10, returning from Dublin Dub on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, for $340 roundtrip, overlapping with the weekend before St. Patrick's Day.

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