REYKJAVIK & ENVIRONS
Icelandair has what is probably the granddaddy of all stopover plans, dating back to the 1960s when it was fondly nicknamed “the hippie express.” Backpacking college students from the US have long been using the airline’s low fares rates from the East Coast to get to Europe and taking advantage of the free stopover of up to seven nights in Reykjavik and the surrounding areas. However in the last few years, tourists have discovered this geothermal fantasyland, and Icelandair’s generous stopover policy has certainly contributed to that growth.
Meantime, ultra low cost competitor WOW air has joined the fray with a similar stopover policy. WOW air stopovers are only available on round-trip reservations on transatlantic flights, and while the length of the stopover doesn’t seem to have a limit, you’ll need to do a little legwork to put together your own best-price itinerary.
Find out more at