When the first settlers traveled from Europe to America, it took them three to six months to cross the Atlantic. Since then, mankind has steadily whittled down the voyage so that now you barely have time to finish the in-flight movie before you're back on terra firma.
But unfortunately improving the journey time has often come at a great cost, and we mean that literally! Transatlantic flights don't come cheap, so trips to Europe are still reserved for special occasions like honeymoons or retirement.
That is, until now. Currently, Norwegian Airlines is offering 1-way flights to Europe at an unbelievably low starting price of $153.10! That saves a whopping $1,815 on select routes and brings the idea of a European vacation from exotic fantasy to affordable practicality. Of course Norwegian Airlines specializes in flights to Norway and other Scandinavian destinations, but we found price lows on major European capitals like London too. Book by July 29 to snap up a trip back to the old world.
5 Super Cheap Destinations in Europe
Island hop around the 14 major islands on Lake Mälaren that make up Stockholm. But don't stop there: regular ferries transport you around the Stockholm Archipelago, which is comprised of 24,000 islets and stretches for 80 kilometers east of the city center.
Pricing: We found flights from New York, NY (JFK) to Stockholm, Sweden (ARN) from $167 on September 3.
Did you know that the Disney film The Little Mermaid is based on an old Hans Christian Andersen, who was, you guessed it, Danish! As a tribute to this wonderful story, a statue of the Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbor.
Pricing: We found flights from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH) on September 2 from $195.50.
One of the most iconic cities in Europe and the world, London is a must-see for all. Flights to London typically cost around $800 to $900 roundtrip.
Pricing: We found flights from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to London, England (LGW) from $348.20 on September 7.
Visit the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo and time-travel back to an age when Vikings dominated Europe.
Pricing: We found flights from Orlando, FL (MCO) to Oslo, Norway (OSL) from $186.80 on September 4.
Immerse yourself in the medieval alleyways and wooden houses in Bergen in Norway.
Pricing: We found flights from New York, NY (JFK) to Bergen, Norway (BGO) on September 5 from $153.10.
Dreaming of a different destination? Then check out our other airfare deals for something that's a better fit with your specific brand of wanderlust.
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unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were
available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of
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