Icelandair started flying from San Francisco in June 2018 and some great fare deals to many cities in Europe are loaded now for autumn travel, as I anticipated.
San Francisco to Amsterdam is currently at $356 round trip for several September departure dates and $346 for October dates. These are Icelandair economy light fares, which include a free seat selection and one carry-on bag.
- No checked baggage
- 1 x carry-on bag (22 lbs) and a small personal item*
- Seat Reservation
- In-flight Entertainment
- Saga Points Accrual
- up to 3 day stopover in Iceland
*Your carry-on bag must fit in the overhead bin. Maximum dimensions of a carry-on bag: 55 x 40 x 20 cm / 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 inches, including handles and wheels. The maximum weight is 10kg / 22 lbs. The small item must be able to fit under the seat in front of you. Maximum dimensions of the small item: 40 x 30 x 15 cm / 15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9 inches.
I regularly travel to Europe for weeks with only a small roller bag (10 lbs) for the overhead bin and a backpack (16 lbs = computer/camera and more) that I can fit under the airplane seat. I have flown many low cost carriers to and around Europe with no issue (WOW, Ryanair, Wizz, Vueling, Norwegian, Easyjet).
For $50 more each way you can upgrade to standard economy including one checked bag and a carry-on bag, up to 7 days stopover in Iceland and 2x Saga Points earned compared to Economy Light.
Icelandair San Francisco SFO – Keflavik KEF – Amsterdam AMS – KEF – SFO
This SFO-Amsterdam itinerary also has a convenient midday flight schedule for departures and arrivals.