Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to Iceland (Reykjavík) (from: Chicago)

The average price to go to Iceland (Reykjavík) from Chicago airport is $ 707 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 622 (in february) and $ 798 (in july), which is a saving of $ 85 or a surplus of $ 91 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $589 to $643 and it is generally more economical to leave on a tuesday and return on a tuesday on a flight with 1 or more layovers.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Iceland (Reykjavík) before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your Chicago-Iceland (Reykjavík) plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 60058 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Iceland (Reykjavík) from Chicago and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in february, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 622, saving $ 85 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 707). Conversely, july will be the most expensive ($ 798).

Flight Chicago-Iceland (Reykjavík): when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 557 $ 621 very good price
February$ 558 $ 622 very good price
March$ 608 $ 780 fair price
April$ 602 $ 661 fair price
May$ 628 $ 704 fair price
June$ 665 $ 751 fair price
July$ 682 $ 798 very high price
August$ 659 $ 725 fair price
September$ 607 $ 693 fair price
October$ 607 $ 665 fair price
November$ 614 $ 710 fair price
December$ 600 $ 740 fair price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

Price breakdown to travel from Chicago to Iceland (Reykjavík)

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from Chicago to Iceland (Reykjavík) range from $375 to $1071. 1% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $375 to $429), 1% at the maximum price (from $1017 to $1071). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $589 to $643 (24% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the Chicago->Iceland flight

There are 7 companies that serve Chicago from Iceland (Reykjavík) airport: Icelandair, United, Frontier Airlines, SAS, Spirit Airlines, jetBlue and Air Canada.

Data analysis:

Of the 60058 flights analyzed in previous years, Icelandair was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (68% of the time) on the Chicago->Iceland route.

Direct flight or flight with layover?

Data analysis:

To get the best price for the Chicago-Iceland (Reykjavík) flight, you should take a flight with one or more layovers (you will save an average of $ 93 compared to a direct flight).

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, Chicago-Iceland (Reykjavík) flights departing on a tuesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a tuesday as your departure date, you can save an average of $20. On the other hand, departing on a saturday may cost you an additional $21.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Iceland (Reykjavík) to Chicago departing on a tuesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a tuesday for your return date, you will save an average of $33. Conversely, departing from Iceland (Reykjavík) on a saturday may cost you an additional $30.


Top prices Chicago-Iceland (Reykjavík)

Round tripDatesPrice
Chicago → Reykjavík01-09 to 06-09-2024$ 420 
Chicago → Reykjavík11-09 to 29-09-2024$ 389 
Chicago → Reykjavík13-09 to 19-09-2024$ 367 
Chicago → Reykjavík03-10 to 12-10-2024$ 508 
Chicago → Reykjavík04-10 to 12-10-2024$ 406 
Chicago → Reykjavík01-11 to 07-11-2024$ 387 
Chicago → Reykjavík03-11 to 08-11-2024$ 370 
Chicago → Reykjavík06-11 to 13-11-2024$ 488 
Chicago → Reykjavík07-11 to 14-11-2024$ 353 
Chicago → Reykjavík07-12 to 14-12-2024$ 353 


When to book your flight Chicago - Iceland (Reykjavík) to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 9 to 10 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 0 to 1 month in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a Chicago-Iceland flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a wednesday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from Chicago to Iceland (Reykjavík), it is recommended to buy it 9 to 10 months before departure (it is then on average 637 $, which is a saving of 70 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 0 to 1 month in advance, you will pay the full price (133 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your Chicago to Iceland (Reykjavík) flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 575 $)

Other interesting period(s): 4 to 5 months ($ 620), 5 to 6 months ($ 610)

February

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 536 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 580), 3 to 4 months ($ 615), 5 to 6 months ($ 608), 6 to 7 months ($ 602), 10 to 11 months ($ 622)

March

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 642 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 735), 4 to 5 months ($ 703), 5 to 6 months ($ 747), 6 to 7 months ($ 728), 7 to 8 months ($ 682), 8 to 9 months ($ 664), 9 to 10 months ($ 658), 10 to 11 months ($ 674), 11 to 12 months ($ 747)

April

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 577 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 653), 4 to 5 months ($ 589), 5 to 6 months ($ 643), 7 to 8 months ($ 640), 8 to 9 months ($ 590)

May

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 611 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 703), 3 to 4 months ($ 643), 5 to 6 months ($ 627), 6 to 7 months ($ 659), 7 to 8 months ($ 695), 8 to 9 months ($ 669), 9 to 10 months ($ 631), 10 to 11 months ($ 677)

June

Best time: 6 to 7 months before departure (average price: 658 $)

Other interesting period(s): 3 to 4 months ($ 722), 4 to 5 months ($ 691), 5 to 6 months ($ 669), 7 to 8 months ($ 701), 8 to 9 months ($ 698), 9 to 10 months ($ 686), 10 to 11 months ($ 690), 11 to 12 months ($ 734)

July

Best time: 7 to 8 months before departure (average price: 676 $)

Other interesting period(s): 3 to 4 months ($ 782), 4 to 5 months ($ 763), 5 to 6 months ($ 708), 6 to 7 months ($ 681), 8 to 9 months ($ 708), 9 to 10 months ($ 705), 10 to 11 months ($ 744), 11 to 12 months ($ 722)

August

Best time: 7 to 8 months before departure (average price: 648 $)

Other interesting period(s): 3 to 4 months ($ 699), 4 to 5 months ($ 709), 5 to 6 months ($ 714), 6 to 7 months ($ 669), 8 to 9 months ($ 650), 9 to 10 months ($ 661), 10 to 11 months ($ 694)

September

Best time: 9 to 10 months before departure (average price: 602 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 692), 5 to 6 months ($ 684), 6 to 7 months ($ 669), 7 to 8 months ($ 631), 8 to 9 months ($ 614), 10 to 11 months ($ 638)

October

Best time: 10 to 11 months before departure (average price: 598 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 662), 5 to 6 months ($ 642), 6 to 7 months ($ 636), 7 to 8 months ($ 617), 8 to 9 months ($ 605), 9 to 10 months ($ 605)

November

Best time: 9 to 10 months before departure (average price: 622 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 695), 5 to 6 months ($ 705), 6 to 7 months ($ 676), 7 to 8 months ($ 658), 8 to 9 months ($ 648), 10 to 11 months ($ 627), 11 to 12 months ($ 635)

December

Best time: 9 to 10 months before departure (average price: 626 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 729), 3 to 4 months ($ 724), 4 to 5 months ($ 729), 5 to 6 months ($ 689), 6 to 7 months ($ 630), 7 to 8 months ($ 645), 8 to 9 months ($ 655), 10 to 11 months ($ 641)

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, wednesday is the day when plane tickets for Chicago->Iceland are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a wednesday, you will save $5. Conversely, by buying it on a saturday, you may end up paying $6 more.



Chicago to Iceland (Reykjavík): flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
June 2024$ 825
$606 to $1094
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July 2024$ 692
$520 to $920
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August 2024$ 582
$537 to $713
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September 2024$ 550
$362 to $722
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October 2024$ 620
$406 to $734
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November 2024$ 560
$353 to $872
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December 2024$ 604
$353 to $950
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January 2025$ 559
$526 to $686
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February 2025$ 550
$523 to $576
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March 2025$ 612
$523 to $760
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April 2025$ 636
$562 to $687
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May 2025$ 649
$614 to $873
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, july, august, september, october, november, december, january, february, march, april and may are cheaper to travel to Iceland (Reykjavík). So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!



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