Icelandair and WOW are both low-cost airlines based in Iceland. Icelandair offers free checked bags, WOW charges for checked bags (and even for overweight carry-ons).
Here is a low cost deal from New York to London, with a multi-day stopover in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Visit 2 Cities – Icelandair – $403: New York / Newark to London, England and Reykjavik, Iceland. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
This fare is available for September and October travel.
Very similar to the new “Icelandair Buddies” program being tested in Reykjavik, KLM is trying out a program where passengers with a layover of 6 or more hours at AMSterdam can be paired up with a local resident and enjoy a free drink in the city.
KLM’s New Stopover Service: ‘Layover with a Local’
Could the Layover With a Local program lead to some romantic meetings and eventually marriages? We will have to wait and see.
In one of the most creative airline-travel ideas that I’ve heard of, Icelandair offers to partner air travelers with their own Icelandair staff members for adventures on Reykjavik stopovers. And it’s free, with no tipping expected!
This blog post includes several videos showing the kinds of activities that you might join. These include outdoor sports as well as indoor (foodie) fun:
AWESOME: Icelandair Introduces Stopover Buddies