Want to know how I did a weekend in Iceland for under $800?
Considering leaving New York there were no available seats on Iceland Airs Economy Class, in which the next available seat was Economy Class Flex. This would have brought the total ticket price to $1216.06 so Delta was the best option. It also didn’t hurt that I had $150 Delta gift card to reduce the cost of my flight. (Free delta gift card I might add)
Flight: Delta 446: JFK to KEV
246: KEV to JFK
Total Cost: $339.16
Hotel: Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reykjavik
When booking hotels, I always check to see what hotels are available within a program of which I am a member. Since I’m transitioning into using fewer hotel brands, (currently participate in 4 programs) I am using the miles I have on the others. With over 44,000 Club Carlson points available, I redeem 44,000 for one night at the hotel and paid for the other.
Total Cost: $151.25 (€140.60)
Rental Car: Pro car
When I asked everyone what rental car company to use for Iceland, the response was either SAD Cars or Rental Cars Iceland. Unfortunately, I can only drive automatic, which cost up to three times as much than the cost of manual. (I really need to learn to drive manual) Therefore, I had to get inventive. I used the balance in my Citi Thank you points account (10,890) purchase the rental and paid the rema