By Melanie Lieberman
November 30, 2016
Kirkjufell Mountain, Iceland
Credit: Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost/Getty Images

We have more than a handful of reasons why winter is the absolute best time of year to visit Iceland, including these $99 one-way flights from WOW Air.

The Icelandic low-cost carrier has brought back their $100 fares for flights departing from Washington, D.C. between December 2 and December 13, and returning by December 15.

The Airfare Spot highlighted this amazing deal yesterday, and the fares are still valid—but act fast before they’re all sold out.

In addition to these budget-friendly flight deals, travelers can also experience seasonal sights during the short, cold days of winter (such as glacier hikes and ice cave tours).

Lodging is also more expensive—and more limited—in the summertime. You’ll avoid peak tourist season and all the surging rates by visiting in December.

If it seems odd to travel between Thanksgiving and Christmas, think again. The lull between the holidays makes it possible to score flash sales (such as this one) and travelers will enjoy swift security lines, quiet roads, and first dibs on seats at the hotel bar.

Just remember that when flying with WOW Air, you’ll want to keep your luggage to a minimum. Only a small carry-on is included in the ticket price.

Need another reason to visit Iceland now? It's the perfect stopover destination on your way to nearly everywhere else in Europe.