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[WOW Air] From $240 Roundtrip Nonstop – Toronto or Montreal to Reykjavik, Iceland

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Backpack is the way to go if you're no frills and don't want to pay extra for luggage. I bought this backpack (was on sale for $65 at Live Out There) specifically for a WOW flight. Checked the dimensions to make sure it was within their guidelines for a personal item, which is free. Was able to fit about a week's worth of clothes plus necessities. The lady took one look at it and didn't even ask me to put it in the sizer. Leave the personal item tag that they attach to your bag for the return flight.
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so a meal in a restaurant is like 50$?? here in montreal with tips, it's already 25-35$, can't be pricey with than that..?
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It was pricey when I went to Sweden a few years back in winter. I am sure Iceland is probably more expensive than Sweden
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L4cky wrote:
Oct 11th, 2017 2:16 am
so a meal in a restaurant is like 50$?? here in montreal with tips, it's already 25-35$, can't be pricey with than that..?
It's about 2-3x more expensive then Montreal which is pretty cheap like rest of Canada
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Any perspective for young families? Is airbnb say two cottages on opposite ends of the ring work?
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Just got back from Iceland. Be prepared to spend money there, it is not a cheap trip. But absolutely worth it.
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axIguy wrote:
Oct 10th, 2017 1:24 pm
WOW Air doesn't offer advanced seat selection
I booked a round-trip flight for two adults for $1100 tax-in (before seeing this post). That was for the middle-tier tickets that allow seat selection and one checked/one carry-on item per person. Choosing an exit row seat or additional leg room seat was not included and an additional $60/ticket/flight.
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L4cky wrote:
Oct 11th, 2017 2:16 am
so a meal in a restaurant is like 50$?? here in montreal with tips, it's already 25-35$, can't be pricey with than that..?
Yes, in a typical restaurant most entrees will be ISK 2.500 - 3.500 which is $30 to $40 CAD. In a fancy restaurant expect to pay ISK 5.000 or more for the entree alone. A lot of places only offer wine by the bottle which will cost ISK 5.000 - 7.500 which is $60 CAD to $90 CAD.

Tipping is not customary and the local population does not do it, but it is also not frowned upon.

Sales tax (VAT) is by default 24%, but tourism-related items (including Food, Alcohol, Lodging, Tours, Saunas) are taxed at 11%.

Tourists taking goods out of the country can go a few different places including some at the airport and can get their VAT refunded. You must bring the items, the receipts, a VAT refund form from each store, and the total price of the items including VAT must add up to at least ISK 4.000.
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soupmaster666 wrote:
Oct 11th, 2017 2:32 pm
I booked a round-trip flight for two adults for $1100 tax-in (before seeing this post). That was for the middle-tier tickets that allow seat selection and one checked/one carry-on item per person. Choosing an exit row seat or additional leg room seat was not included and an additional $60/ticket/flight.
This fare also allows for advanced seat selection - for a fee. There's an image in the post you quoted with exact fees if anyone wants more details.
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And just so there's no confusion, I've updated OP with seat selection fees for WOW Air. As I mentioned before, very reasonable - even compared with Canadian legacy carriers that charge $25+ per seat per direction over the water.
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digger1 wrote:
Oct 9th, 2017 9:41 pm
The shortest day will be on November 30th with only 5 hours of daylight.
No, the shortest day will be the one closest to the Winter Solstice, as always. This year it is December 21. That day will be 4:07:15 long in Reykjavik. November 30th's day will be 5:05:25.

Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/iceland ... &year=2017
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axIguy wrote:
Oct 11th, 2017 9:13 pm
And just so there's no confusion, I've updated OP with seat selection fees for WOW Air. As I mentioned before, very reasonable - even compared with Canadian legacy carriers that charge $25+ per seat per direction over the water.
I flew wow this summer and left our seats till the airport. Got put in the exit row, presumably because nobody wanted to pay extra for it
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For those that were concerned about weather/daylight:

More dates have been added out of Toronto in March-June for $320 Roundtrip. Here's a sample June date

June 1 - June 10
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And here's some more summer dates:

Source: http://travelcheapie.com/2017/10/09/tha ... k-iceland/
MAY/JUNE DATES:

May 31 – Jun 9
Jun 1 – Jun 9
Jun 2 – Jun 9
Jun 3 – Jun 12
Jun 4 – Jun 16
Jun 5 – Jun 16
Jun 6 – Jun 16
Jun 7 – Jun 16
Jun 8 – Jun 16
Jun 9 – Jun 16
Jun 10 – Jun 16
Jun 11 – Jun 16
Jun 12 – Jun 19
Jun 14 – Jun 20
Jun 15 – Jun 19
Jun 18 – Jul 9
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Since this is turning into an Iceland tips thread, I'll add mine:

- Download GPS map for free here and use Garmin's Base Camp software to load it into your Garmin device. Just used it last month and worked beautifully.
- For walking around Reykjavik, download offline map on Google map or use third party offline maps.
- Credit card is widely accepted and wifi is everywhere. Only needed cash when buying from street vendor.

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