Norwegian Air Shuttle Travel Hack: how to get cheaper flight through Norwegian Air to Europe and Caribbean.

If a flight to Europe costs more than $400 USD, more than likely, I won’t bat an eye. That’s because flights to Europe are at an all time low right now. Unless you’re traveling during peak season (mid-June to August), you can find a great deal to many cities in Europe for a lot less. Flights to Europe under $300 are the most attractive. In addition to scoring cheap flights through error fares and getting flight deals delivered to my inbox, it’s also important to know when and where to look for the best deals. Norwegian Air Shuttle is one of my favorite airlines to book cheap flights to Europe and the Caribbean. They have flight sales periodically and winter travel (November to March) guarantees a bargain. Not only does Norwegian Air offer discounted flights, but there’s a travel hack that I use for deeper discounts.

Norwegian Air Shuttle is a long-haul, low-cost airline known for its budget-friendly fares between the United States and Europe. Norwegian flies out of Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Hartford, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Oakland, Orlando, and Seattle and the airline flies to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris, Rome, Stockholm and more.

Updated: July 13, 2018

How To Save with Norwegian Air Shuttle

Try this Travel Hack Before Booking with Norwegian Air

Last year I booked a $297 USD round-trip flight from New York City to Stockholm, Sweden with Norwegian Air. This year, I booked a $276 USD round-trip flight from New York City to Oslo, Norway!

Both times I used this travel hack.

The best time to book cheap flights with Norwegian Air is during a fare sale. But don’t forget that Norwegian Air’s fare sales don’t require promo codes and they could disappear anytime, so book before they’re gone!


Wondering how much a trip to Oslo costs?

Check out my 4-day Oslo budget breakdown which details all of my trip expenses.


Step 1: Use Norwegian Air’s Norwegian Site

  • Open Google Chrome and visit www.norwegian.com/no/
  • Use Google Translate to translate Norwegian to English (or another language)

If Google Translate doesn’t automatically translate, right click and select “Translate To English”.

Having difficulty with this? Here’s another way you can access the site in English.

  1. Open Google Chrome and visit https://www.norwegian.no/
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and where you see ‘Språk’ (language).
  3. Click on the arrow and you’ll be presented with different languages you can choose from.
  4. When you’ve found the language you want to use, click ‘Gå’ (go) and it will direct you to the page in that language.

If for some reason this takes you to another site other then the Norwegian site, like the US, Ireland, Canada or UK site, use Google Chrome instead.

Step 2: Enter Flight Details

  • Select “View Lavpriskalenderen” so you can search the flex-month low-fare calendar
  • Hit “Search and Book”

The low-fare calendar offers a comprehensive view of airfare prices for any month.

Step 3: Select Dates

  • Pick your flight dates and select “Show Flights”

The cheapest dates are in bold.

Step 4: Currency Conversion

  • Pick the fare type
  • Head over to Oanda.com and use the currency converter to convert the Norwegian Krone to US Dollar (or another currency)

Comparing Prices

  • Open a new tab and head over to www.norwegian.com
  • Select your country of origin
  • Follow Steps 1-3 mentioned above
  • Compare flight prices – is there a difference?

Comparison Example:

Norwegian Site: 2,308 NOK ($276 USD)

vs. 

US Site: $316 USD

If the exchange rate is favorable, book in Norwegian Krone. In this case, I saved $40 USD booking through the Norwegian site.

Step 5: Pay with a Debit Card or Credit Card

Norwegian Air charges a surcharge for using a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Diners Credit). This surcharge covers the extra processing costs. If you use a debit card, the surcharge is waived.

Also, if you decide to pay with a credit card, use a card that doesn’t charge foreign exchange fees.

To save even more, use your Norwegian Air CashPoints as partial or full payment. Norwegian Air CashPoints are Norwegian Air’s currency. Use them on flights, extra luggage, cancellation insurance, seat reservations and ticket changes.

Norwegian Air Final Thoughts

The most important thing to remember when booking with Norwegian Air is to compare your regional flight prices. In my case, I compared the U.S. site to the Norwegian site. If the currency conversion difference works in your favor, you can save big!

Through this travel hack I got to sightsee Stockholm even on a budget!

I can’t wait to check out Oslo next!

36 replies
  1. eastbaymama says:

    Wow! Thank you! Even with the credit card foreign exchange fee and Norwegian Air’s credit card fee, we saved $1000 just today using your hack!

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  2. Carina says:

    WOW – that was awesome! Can’t believe Norwegian is selling tickets for that much cheaper on its Norwegian.no site… Thank you!

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  3. Jeremy says:

    Thanks for the great tip! Just saved $70 – which we used to check one bag both ways (essentially for free). Also note – the US site charges $45 per checked bag with the basic LowFare ticket but it is only the equivelent of $35 US on the Norwegian site.

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  4. garyedf says:

    For some reason Google Translate in not coming up on the Norwegian site—it always does on other things. At the bottom of the site there are language options but it takes me to the US site. And for some reasons I cannot find options for Premium Economy pricing.

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    • Danielle Desir says:

      Hi there Gary, have you tried this:

      1. Open Google Chrome and visit https://www.norwegian.no/
      2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and where you see ‘Språk’ (language)
      3. Click on the arrow and you’ll be presented with different languages you can choose from
      4. When you’ve found the language you want to use, click ‘Gå’ (go) and it will direct you to the page in that language.

      Hope this helps!

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  5. Beth Shippy says:

    Awesome tip!! I will definitely use this! My husband and our daughters are hoping to go to Paris/Switzerland/Italy mid-September this year. I want to get my car paid off first (next month) I can’t afford to book our flights until July. Do you think this is cutting it too close and there won’t be enough flights left by then?

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    • Danielle Desir says:

      I think you should be fine. If your financial goal is to pay off your car next month, finish that first and then switch gears to trip planning mode. I’d also recommend setting price alerts via Google Flights or Skyscanner so you can keep a close eye on prices daily to identify price trends.

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  6. Damask Suitcase says:

    Amazing travel hack! I sometimes don’t have the patience to go through this process but you have shown me that it’s worth it!

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  7. 2travellingsisters says:

    Wow, one of best possible ways to promote Norway!! Hope they have such deals to travellers from India 🙂

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  8. Wander With Jo says:

    Damn this is neat girl. Def sharing on my travel hack group and hopefully more people can benefit off it. I wish there were more error fares/ deals ex India though. I guess apart from Air Asia special offers, there is literally nothing else to cut corners on flight bookings.

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  9. Chantell Collins says:

    This is super handy as my boyfriend is looking to book flights to Europe from the US. I am heading to the site now to check it out. Well done on you for getting such great deals!! 🙂

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  10. Jojo says:

    Hmm that currency conversation thing is very interesting. I have heard of booking through the company’s “home land” website before but haven’t tried it out yet.

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  11. Travel Pockets says:

    Wow! That is a super cheap flight. I used to live in Norway and everything was super expensive, so I would have never thought that they offered very reasonable air fares 🙂

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  12. Amanda Williams says:

    Norwegian is a great airline. I always use them for flights from the UK to Norway, but I haven’t tried them for transatlantic flights yet.

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  13. Tales From a Fork travel blog says:

    This is a such a good idea to use currency conversion if your favor! I will for sure do this next time I book a flight.

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  14. Joanna says:

    I have been flying with Norwegian in the past, but only domestic flights inside Norway. They had better prices than the train (and a one hour trip instead of a 16 one). They are pretty good. I didn’t know they fly to America also.

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  15. Natasha says:

    We flew Norwegian Air to Latvia and got a great deal! Honestly, if it weren’t for the low cost of the flight we would have never really thought to fly into Riga (but liked it nonetheless). Great break down on booking with them. Sometimes it is is worth it to just book with your credit card if you have some nice benefits for purchases.

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    • Danielle Desir says:

      I love how following a good deal can lead you to some unpredictable places. I always book all my flights with a credit card, the benefits and points are worth the 2% in this case.

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  16. Andra says:

    Wow, amazing tips here. I had no idea that you can actually fly to Europe this cheap. I have a friend who has recently booked a Washington – Amsterdam ticket with 700 USD – I will definitely pass her this post 🙂

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  17. Cesi Kohen says:

    oh.my.god. Who would’ve thought language difference would equal to a dollar amount like this! Great job catching this, and thank you for sharing!!

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  18. Carmen's Luxury Travel says:

    Wow, super helpful! I’ve been wanting to try Norwegian for awhile now. Thanks for sharing and happy travels 🙂

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