This one is for all those Portland locals who've been cutting back on their morning Stumptown to save a little extra cash in the hope of finally making the hop across the big Atlantic pond this year. Hopper's expert flight team have crunched millions of pieces of flight-price data to bring this list of the 10 cheapest air connections currently on offer between Portland and the enticing lands of Europe. It includes bucket list stop-offs steeped in ancient history, the romantic streets of Paris and even the much-trodden museums of the English capital — all for as little as $867 round trip!
The soaring Acropolis, the wondrous Parthenon, the majestic ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the earthy tavernas of the Plaka and the enticing islands that pepper the Aegean Sea just out from Piraeus Port — these are the things that have made Athens one of the world's undisputable bucket-list destinations. Well, for travelers departing out of Portland this year, moussaka and more could very well be on the menu, because indirect seats on the transatlantic connection are currently selling for an attractive average of just $1,198 round trip!
Perched out on Europe's extreme western edge, this ancient capital is the perfect spot to kick off travels through the continent. It's awash with wonders like the Jeronimos Monastery and Sao Jorge Castle, where Moorish treasures watch over the tombs of legendary explorers from the Age of Discovery, while institutions like the Berardo Museum tout the likes of Warhol, Salvador Dali and Picasso, to name just a few. Oh, and passengers out of Portland can now save plenty on the journey into town, because indirect flight prices to Lisbon are currently ebbing at an average low of just $1,193 round trip!
"When good Americans die, they go to Paris." So once remarked the Irish bard Oscar Wilde in his magnum opus The Picture of Dorian Gray. Well, it certainly no longer has to come to that for Oregon locals, because tickets to Paris, the City of Light (and romance and art and culture), are now on offer for a measly $1,186 round trip! For the cheapest seats overall, be sure to check out the indirect offering from flag carrier Icelandair.
Hopheads and veterans of Portland's microbrewery circuit,listen up, because these bargain jumps across the Atlantic are your ticket to one of the world's veritable beer meccas: Germany. From Frankfurt it's just a short jaunt south to Bavaria, where frothy wheat beers overflow in Oktoberfest, or across to Bamberg in Upper Franconia, the home of no fewer than nine separate brewing houses! Expect to pay in the region of just $1,169 for round-trip tickets into town, going indirect on Delta Air Lines for the cheapest average seats.
It looks as though Oregon locals should be able to hit up London with a couple of extra pounds in their pockets this year, because indirect flights with Icelandair into the capital's Gatwick Airport are currently sitting at an attractive low of around just $1,151 round trip. And if you're looking to save even more dosh in London, remember: The wonders of the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert, the Natural History Museum, and the hubbub of Old Spitalfields and Hyde Park are 100% free!
The home of Da Vinci's The Last Supper, one of the most striking marble Duomos in Italy, and more Gucci, Prada and Chanel shops than you can shake a stick at, Milan remains one seriously big contender on the European tourist trail. Don't worry, though — flights into the city's Malpensa Airport won't blow the budget like the aforementioned fashion brands, because United Airlines are now offering indirect connections for even less than the weighted average of $1,149 for the route!
Happy, happening, culture-packed Stockholm is a must for any American eager to check Scandinavia off their list. And while the town doesn't come cheap (it's continually rated as one of the most expensive on the planet), these bargain transatlantic connections for just $1,050 round trip with Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) should help stack up the krona before arrival, making it just a little easier for travelers to enjoy the relics of the Vasa Museum, the opulence of Drottningholm Palace and the quirky vintage bars of boho SoFo!
It's great news for any Oregon locals looking to hop across the Atlantic and check out the cutting-edge design studios, wholesome inner-city amusement parks and enthralling Viking relics of Copenhagen this year, because there are currently no fewer than six individual airlines making the indirect hop regularly. What's more, the two cheapest in the lineup — Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) and Alaska Airlines — are both selling seats for even less than the weighted average of $1,011 for the route!
Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, pay attention, because $893 is all it takes this year to hop from the runways of Portland International Airport to the wilds of Iceland, where fuming volcanos tower overhead, bubbling pools of sulfuric waters issue steamy nebulae into the sky, and the untouched vistas of Snaefellsjokull National Park are crowned with glimmering glaciers. For the cheapest seats overall, be sure to check out the offering from Icelandair, which goes direct to Keflavik International for under $900 a person.
Limericks and leprechauns and a lush backcountry of lichen-spotted castles, mysterious Celtic ruins and rugged coastal stretches are what await travelers taking the cheapest air connections currently on offer between Portland International and Europe. The treasures of Dublin and the Emerald Isle are beckoning more than ever this year, with tickets on indirect routes with either United Airlines or Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus selling for a truly wallet-friendly low of around just $867 round trip!