Visit both Paris and Reykjavik. Icelandair has a ~$550 fare to Paris that allows for a free stopover in Iceland. You can go to Paris with or without the stopover.
Unlike other low cost carriers (Norwegian, WOW etc), Icelandair allows for 2 free checked bag. That is a large saving compared to Norwegian or WOW whose baggage fees are over $150 roundtrip.
Sample Travel Date:
- New York to Paris: May 3rd
- Paris to Reykjavik: May 9th
- Reykjavik to New York: May 12th
- Valid for travel from May 1st – May 17th. Must purchase at least 1 day in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Search on Icelandair. Just enter your dates like the above and let it see if there’s availability. On Icelandair, enter New York to search for availability from both Newark and JFK.
- JFK – KEF (Reykjavik) – CDG (Paris) – KEF – JFK. Also available from EWR
- Miles Flown: 7,977 miles
How to Book:
- Book on Icelandair. Select “Icelandair Stopover/Return from another city” and enter it as three segments and the respective dates for those segments:
- Segment 1: New York – London
- Segment 2: London – Reykjavik
- Segment 3: Reykjavik – New York
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- Currency: Euro (EUR). $1USD = 0.91 EUR
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- Currency: Icelandic Krona (ISK). $1USD = 129.18 ISK
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