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The Cheapest European Destination from Every State

If you’ve been eyeing that European vacation this summer but haven’t quite narrowed down your location, travel site Kayak has done your research for you. KAYAK looked at searches between April 15, 2018 through April 15, 2019 for travel between May 24, 2019 through September 2, 2019 to uncover the cheapest median airfare prices to Europe from 71 major airports.


Overwhelmingly, with 56 percent of the airports that Kayak looked at, Reykjavik, Iceland was the cheapest destination to fly to this summer. East Coast travelers especially have no excuses not to visit: six of the 10 most affordable flights were from eastern states like New York, Florida, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. So cross the Blue Lagoon off your bucket list, go climb a glacier, or simply take advantage of Iceland Air’s Stopover program, where you can head to Europe with a 1-7 day stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare cost.

London and Dublin were the next most popular destinations for cheap fares. Nordic countries like Norway, Sweden, and Denmark also made the list, likely for their midnight suns, a phenomenon that happens in places north of the Arctic Circle during the summer months. It’s exactly what it sounds like: The sun is still visible at midnight.

See the full data below (origin airport, cheapest European destination, and median airfare) and get booking. Regardless of what city you choose, you can’t go wrong with an international getaway.

Alabama (HSV): Reykjavik, $735

Alabama (BHM): Reykjavik, $660

Alaska (ANC): Reykjavik, $693

Arizona (PHX): Reykjavik, $831

Arizona (TUS): Reykjavik, $662

Arkansas (MEM): London, $985

California (LAX): Barcelona, $614

California (SFO): Barcelona, $583

California (SAN): Copenhagen, $863

Colorado (DEN): Reykjavik, $618

Connecticut (BDL): Dublin, $682

Delaware (BWI): Lisbon, $686

Florida (MCO): London, $661

Florida (TPA): London, $661

Florida (MIA): Madrid, $550

Georgia (SAV): Amsterdam, $838

Georgia (ATL): Reykjavik, $754

Hawaii (HNL): Reykjavik, $612

Hawaii (KOA): Reykjavik, $619

Idaho (SLC): Reykjavik, $685

Illinois (ORD): Dublin, $721

Indiana (IND): Reykjavik, $720

Iowa (DSM): Reykjavik, $669

Kansas (MCI): Reykjavik, $616

Kentucky (CVG): Reykjavik, $681

Kentucky (SDF): Milan, $985

Louisiana (MSY): Reykjavik, $616

Maine (BGR): Reykjavik, $631

Maryland (BWI): Lisbon, $686

Massachusetts (BOS): Oslo, $596

Michigan (DTW): Reykjavik, $648

Michigan (FNT): Dublin, $798

Minnesota (MSP): Reykjavik, $487

Mississippi (GPT): Reykjavik, $646

Missouri (MCI): Reykjavik, $575

Missouri (STL): Reykjavik, $616

Montana (BIL): Reykjavik, $617

Nebraska (OMA): Reykjavik, $605

Nevada (LAS): London, $716

Nevada (RNO): Reykjavik, $754

New Hampshire (BOS): Oslo, $596

New Jersey (EWR): Dublin, $608

New Mexico (ABQ): Reykjavik, $635

New York (JFK): Madrid, $564

New York (BUF): Reykjavik, $616

New York (LGA): Helsinki, $523

North Carolina (CLT): Lisbon, $803

North Carolina (RDU): Reykjavik, $663

North Dakota (FAR): Reykjavik, $687

Ohio (CLE): Reykjavik, $453

Ohio (CMH): Reykjavik, $616

Oklahoma (OKC): Reykjavik, $656

Oklahoma (TUL): Reykjavik, $654

Oregon (PDX): Reykjavik, $638

Pennsylvania (PHL): Cork, $661

Pennsylvania (PIT): Frankfurt, $679

Rhode Island (PVD): Dublin, $441

South Carolina (CHS): Reykjavik, $667

South Dakota (OMA): Reykjavik, $605

Tennessee (BNA): Reykjavik, $656

Texas (AUS): London, $752

Texas (IAH): Luxembourg, $664

Utah (SLC): Reykjavik, $685

Vermont (BTV): Milan, $647

Virginia (ORF): Reykjavik, $616

Virginia (RIC): Reykjavik, $616

Washington (SEA): Manchester, $729

West Virginia (PIT): Frankfurt, $679

Wisconsin (MKE): Oslo, $694

Wyoming (BIL): Reykjavik, $617

Washington DC (IAD): Stockholm, $685

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