Icelandair Oslo to Denver $335 round trip, Chicago $356 Oct-Nov and free stopover in Iceland

Icelandair has a very low round trip fare from Oslo to Denver or Chicago for departures in October and November with a free stopover allowed in Reykjavik in each direction for up to seven days.

Big advantages of Icelandair over Norwegian and WOW are two checked bags or two carry-on bags fly free and a free stopover in Iceland is allowed.

Here is an example of the kind of crazy itineraries I fly to see more cities and make multiple trips to Europe for cheap.

This post shows how a person starting in Denver can go to Scandinavia on two separate trips, visit Stockholm, Oslo and Iceland for around $1,000 in airfare.


  • October 31 Oslo Norway OSL – Denver DEN
  • November 19 Denver – Reykjavik KEF (3-night stopover)
  • November 23 Reykjavik KEF – Oslo

$369.69 round trip

OSL-DEN Icelandair $370 Oct 31-Nov 19

Icelandair booking code P earns 50% flight miles with FinnAir.

Booking code P is not an eligible fare for Alaska Airlines miles.

1 stopover permitted in each direction in rek.
     a stopover may not exceed 177 hours.
         note -
          stopover is 7 days/177 hours is to allow for
          fi flight schedule
Fare Rules for Stopover in Iceland

Reykjavik stopover allowed in each direction for maximum 7 days.

While one-way fares from Denver to Oslo are around $450 on Icelandair, a flight on Norwegian one way to Oslo or Stockholm can be as low as $200 to start the journey from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, New York, Orlando or Ft. Lauderdale. A flight to a Norwegian Airport  like LAS, LAX or SFO/OAK is under $100 one-way. A flight between Oslo and Stockholm is under $100 one way.

Frontier Airlines Denver – San Francisco

$69 one way Wed Oct 26

DEN-SFO $69ow Oct 26

Spend day in San Francisco and head over to Oakland for evening flight to Stockholm.

Norwegian Airlines  Oakland – Stockholm

$181.60  Wed October 26

OAK-ARN $181 Oct 26

Norwegian Stockholm ARN – Oslo OSL 

$68 Saturday October 29

ARN-OSL $68 Oct 29


Itinerary Recap


Wed Oct 26 Frontier Denver to San Francisco $69

Wed Oct 26 Norwegian Oakland to Stockholm ARN $181

Sat Oct 29 Norwegian Stockholm ARN to Oslo OSL $68

  • two nights in Stockholm

Monday Oct 31 Icelandair Oslo to Reykjavik to Denver $370

  • two nights in Oslo

Saturday Nov 19 Icelandair Denver to Reykjavik KEF

  • Thanksgiving week and 3 nights in Iceland

Wednesday Nov 23 Icelandair Reykjavik to Oslo

  • 5 nights in Oslo

Monday Nov 28 Norwegian Air Oslo to Oakland $224 one way

  • 1 night in San Francisco

Tuesday Nov 29 Delta SFO – DEN $107 one way

Total airfare is $1,019 for two trips from Denver to Stockholm, Oslo, Iceland and San Francisco.

There are all kinds of possibilities with these low Icelandair fares. I picked random dates and did not try to set up an ideal itinerary. The total fare can probably be reduced down to $800 if you are in Chicago.

Bottom line is Icelandair Oslo – Denver or Chicago for around $370 round trip with free stopovers in Iceland opens up lots of possibilities for low cost multiple trips to Europe.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. I would LOVE to take this trip as I fly out of DEN but I have 2 little kids that I think wouldn’t last on his itinerary. Excellent work putting this together and a great price to say the least!

  2. @Mary – With children you are likely better off doing a straight round trip with Norwegian. I see more children on Norwegian and WOW Air than I see flying American or British Airways traveling to Scandinavia.

    My wife being a teacher makes it necessary for us to work out strategies for travel during peak holidays. This school year we flew one way to London at Thanksgiving on award tickets for 20,000 AAdvantage miles and $5.60. After Thanksgiving we took one-way flight to Stockholm ($60), then flew American Airlines/British Airways back to San Francisco on a $500 round trip ticket. The return flight is in July for our summer vacation.

    Kelley flew on an award ticket one way to Amsterdam in February for 20,000 miles + $5.60. We returned to USA on $422 American Airlines round trip ticket Amsterdam to Las Vegas and cheap Allegiant flight ($70) back to Monterey.

    We flew back to Amsterdam for her April vacation on the return portion of the February ticket. Flew to Vilnius, Lithuania (Air Baltic $130) for 5 nights, then Norwegian to Stockholm again ($71).

    We flew back to California from Stockholm on Norwegian for $211.

    I have my next round trip ticket to fly back to California from Stavanger, Norway in July with a return to Norway in September for a solo vacation.

    I still need to get Kelley home to California in July. Probably another reward ticket or I could ticket her a round trip with the return to Europe at Thanksgiving.

    These discount savings for holiday season tickets probably gives us an extra trip for free compared to the cost to fly normal round trip tickets from USA at major US holiday travel times.

    Now with two children the ticket price goes up quite a bit. But likely can get

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