Lonely Planet Writer

Kids fly free on this airline when you’re heading to these Nordic countries

Looking for the perfect family holiday this year? One airline is hoping to lure US travellers to Nordic countries with free flights for kids.

Take the kids on a trip to Scandinavia. Image by Johner Images/Getty Images

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced the return of an airfare deal that provides free tickets for children ages two to 11 years old as well as infants up to 24 months travelling with an adult, on trips between the US and Nordic countries. However, it is important to note that the deal only covers the base fare and travellers will still have to pay the taxes and fees for the flight.

A lakeside cabin near Sahanlahti. Image by ©Simon Bajada/Lonely Planet

Families who want to take advantage of the deal can buy tickets before 13 May for flights that will take place between 20 August and 30 March, 2019, however, flights between 20 December and 8 January are exempt. But for families looking for a European getaway, the deal is sure to be enticing. The deal is applicable on flights travelling from Boston, Newark, Miami, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to the Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland.

Old town of Stockholm – popular touristic attraction. Image by ©leoks/Shutterstock

The airline notes that it’s the perfect time to bring the family to Scandinavia, with the 2019 release of Frozen 2, which comes out on 27 November. The hugely popular kid’s film series is sure to have little ones dreaming of a trip to Else and Anna’s home of Norway.

This isn’t the airline’s first offer to convince US travellers to come and visit. Earlier this year, SAS held an offer that would allow travellers to rent a car for free for a five-day trip when they booked a flight with SAS.