Everyone knows the best time of year to travel is whenever flights are cheap. That makes now a pretty good time to grab tickets to Iceland. There are loads of inexpensive tickets from August to December from quite a few U.S. cities. In fact, two separate airlines are running attractive deals on flights to Reykjavik, which is great news if you need to get some hákarl in your gullet.
The best deals are coming from Icelandair, which is not a budget airline. That means you aren't paying for extras like baggage, but you are going to have to dig a little to come up with the best prices.
You can get to Reykjavik from Washington D.C. or Newark for just $287, New York City for $288, Boston for $303, Chicago for $339, Minneapolis for $353, Denver for $379, Portland for $394, and Philadelphia for $434.
However, to dig up the prices will take a little shopping around. Use Google Flights to find your dates. Then compare prices by hopping over to Momondo.com where you can likely make Icelandair's sale even cheaper. You can also compare the prices at the ITA Matrix Airfare Search. (At ITA's site, enter the advanced routing code "fl" in search, then select "see calendar of lowest fares" with the length of stay set to "3-10.")