[Summer] Icelandair – $313: New York / Newark / Boston / Chicago / Washington D.C. – Reykjavik, Iceland. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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A good sale for nonstop service to Reykjavik. On some dates, WOW will be a little cheaper, however, factoring in WOW’s fees of at least $102 round trip for even carry-on luggage, you will definitely pay more.

Icelandair includes ONE free checked bag with the fare, free seat assignment plus you can even earn some useful miles with Alaska Airlines’ MileagePlan program.

  • New York / Newark / Boston / Washington D.C. is $312 from late August – October and then $319 from October – early December.
  • Chicago is $369.

Here are some practical travel tips to Iceland, another take on Iceland and The Westman Islands, Iceland.

Reykjavik, Iceland – Photo: Marco Belluci via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from New York
  • August 26th – 30th
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • New York / Boston / Newark / Washington D.C.: Valid for travel from late August – early December. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure
  • Chicago: Valid for travel from October – early December. Must purchase at least 21 days 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:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: JFK
      • For Boston availability, replace JFK with BOS on the Departing from field
      • For Chicago availability, replace JFK with ORD on the Departing from field
      • For Newark availability, replace JFK with EWR on the Departing from field
      • For Washington D.C. availability, replace JFK with IAD on the Departing from field
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
      • Textbox 1: fi
      • Textbox 2:
    • Destination:  KEF
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: 
      • Textbox 1: fi
      • Textbox 2:
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
  • How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage

The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted


You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.

Fare Class:

  • U


  • JFK – KEF (Reykjavik) – JFK



Icelandair is an Alaska Air partner. Mileage earning with Alaska is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 5,170 miles or 6.0 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 1,292 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 1,292 miles

How to Book:



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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Icelandic Krona (ISK). $1USD = 104 ISK

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Comments (3)

  • Matt 7 years ago Reply

    Is there any data on the percentage of people who seek out discount travel, or however you’d define them (budget travelers?) who check a bag? I’ve only ever checked one when it’s a bike. Even backpacking I’ve been able to just do carry-on. Same with most my friends. So I’m curious if we are the exception or the norm? Even on WOW it was no problem to meet their weight limits for the free carry on for a two week trip.
    Curious to others’ habits.

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @Matt – WOW now only allows 11lbs to be carry-on. if you can do 2 weeks with 11lbs carry-on, then you are definitely an amazing packer.

    Matt 7 years ago

    Ah yeah that’s significantly different than 22 pounds plus personal item. Thanks for the update.
    I’m still curious to how often people check bags though!

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