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In early May northern Europe has wonderful festivals celebrating the return of Spring. From Walpurgis Night in Finland to May Day and Liberation Day in Norway, it’s a great time to experience Nordic culture. American Airlines and partners British Airways and Finnair are currently offering sale fares to Oslo and Bergen, Norway and Helsinki, Finland from late April through mid-May. Discounts are from multiple US cities, to each destination. Sale routes include:

  • Oslo: New York from $374, Chicago from $388, San Francisco from $485
  • BergenNew York from $545, Chicago from $450, San Francisco from $485
  • HelsinkiNew York from $429, Chicago from $424, San Francisco $545

Panorama of Helsinki by Pixabay user bearinthenorth

These are basic economy fares which include carry-on bags and meals, but do not include checked bags or seat selection. Buying up to main cabin economy costs $110 to $190 more round trip, depending on route. Sale dates are select weekday departures, with a few Friday options as well. The lowest fares are available by booking through Priceline or with AA directly; some other OTAs will price different dates for $6 – $20 more, providing you options for more sale dates than just those visible on Google Flights. Search multiple locations for your best chance to catch these prices.

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Sample Route

  • Departure: JFK
  • Stops: LHR
  • Arrival: OSL

How to Book

  • Follow link for sample dates or search your favorite OTA / Google Flights for departure and destination

Travel Dates

  • Late April to mid-May, 2019
  • 7-9 day stay required

Where to Stay

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Good luck and happy flying!


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