You don’t have to travel to Iceland or trek through Patagonia to see gleaming glaciers and rugged, snow-capped peaks. These beautiful, wild landscapes can be found in the United States’ most northern state: Alaska.
And with flights to the 49th state on sale for as little as $182 round-trip, getting there is surprisingly affordable right now.
Scott’s Cheap Flights spotted the ultra-low tickets to Alaska — which can easily cost upwards of $700 — from cities all across the United States and Canada.
The sale is likely the result of a fare war, as many airlines (including Alaska Airlines, Delta, and American) increased service or added new routes to Alaska this summer.
Travelers can book $403 round-trip tickets to Anchorage from the New York City area, or $379 round-trip fares from Boston.
West Coast travelers can find $262 round-trip (and nonstop) flights from Los Angeles to Anchorage with Alaska Airlines, while flights to Juneau, Fairbanks, and Anchorage from Seattle are priced between $182 and $185 round-trip.
According to Thrifty Traveler, the sale is available to and from 45 U.S. cities, with travel dates scattered between October and March (depending on your departure city). Scott’s Cheap Flights, however, found seats as late as May 2018.
To book a dream trip to Alaska, use Google Flights to find the cheapest dates, in green, from your city of origin — and then book with a flight search engine like Skyscanner or Momondo.