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On May 10, 2018, WOW airlines will take its inaugural flight from CVG to Iceland. One-way tickets to Keflavik will start at the low price of $99. This photo from Iceland was taken during Samantha Conover’s honeymoon in August/September 2016. / Image: Samantha Conover // Published: 1.10.18

Pretty Soon You'll Be Able To Fly From CVG To Iceland For $99

There’s so much to do in the Queen City these days that you don’t need to leave home to get your fill of arts and culture. But just because you don’t need to leave home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.

I mean, sure sometimes we get so bogged down in the busyness of our daily lives that the thought of adding one more thing to the plate—even if it’s as awesome and exciting as a vacation—is gasp-worthy. (I don’t have time for that. Rhetorical question: You crazy?)

But on other occasions, in the moments when we fight the urge to waste away hours looking through Instagram stories, we feel compelled to ditch our responsibilities in favor of seeing more. In favor of experiencing something outside of our bubble. At least, that’s how it is for me.

And that’s why I’m particularly excited about the coming spring—not just because the frozen tundra will thaw, but because that’s when WOW airlines is launching its inaugural flight out of CVG. If you’re not familiar, WOW is a low-cost airline based out of Iceland. By adding routes from Cincinnati, we’ll have a whole new, much more affordable world to explore. As the name suggests, WOW. Yeehaw! Woohoo!

One-way flights from CVG to Keflavik will start at $99. But Iceland is only the tip of the iceberg (hehe), as the flights to Iceland will offer connections to a variety of destination-worthy locations in Europe. Now before you get too excited, keep in mind that WOW charges for pretty much everything, from large carry-on bags to water to food. So yeah, there’s that.

But still, Iceland. WOW!

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To pique your interest further, scroll back to the top and visit the photo gallery of magical pics taken by local residents on recent trips to Iceland.