This Airline Will Pay You and Your BFF to Move to Iceland And Travel All Summer
Who doesn’t dream about packing their bags and jetting around the world over summer vacation?
I know I sure do, but as a Penny Hoarder I can’t help but shy away from the cost of it all.
But what if you could not only travel around the world or free but actually get paid to do it?
Sounds like a pipe dream, I know, but that’s exactly what Wow Air is offering.
The Icelandic airline known for its budget-friendly flights has opened the search for its 2018 Wow Air Travel Guide. The guide will move to Iceland for three months, visit various swoon-worthy destinations around the globe and vlog about their experiences — and, I repeat, get paid to do it.
Oh, and did I mention that you get to bring a friend? That’s right, Wow Air will pay you to spend the summer traveling with your BFF.
I don’t know about y’all, but I think that beats getting sunburned all summer while you lifeguard at your local pool.
The Ultimate Summer Job
The two lucky winners will kick off their trip on June 1 by moving into basecamp, a fully furnished apartment in downtown Reykjavík, Iceland. Both guides will get a monthly salary on top of the free accommodations.
The pay is reportedly between $4,000 and $4,550 per month, according to different sources like Business Insider and Thrillist. I have reached out to Wow Air to confirm.
Over the course of the 10-week gig, the travel guides will take eight trips to random Wow Air destinations around the world, and at least four trips to various locations in Iceland. Each trip will last two to four days, and all travel and hotel expenses are covered by the airline.
Sounds like a total dream, right? But don’t forget, this isn’t just a free vacation — it’s a job. That means you have to put in some work.
The travel guides are responsible for creating content for Wow Air. At each destination, they will create a travel vlog that rates things like food, nightlife, local activities, transportation options and — our personal favorite — the budget friendliness of the city.
The guides should also document their adventures on social media, posting travel tips and awesome photos. This one isn’t much of a chore, because you were most likely going to be ‘gramming every second of your trip anyway.
By the end of the trip, the guides should have successfully created a complete digital travel guide to all of the visited locations.
Are you up to the challenge? Keep reading to find out what you have to do to snag this summer job.
Apply for the WOW Air Travel Guide Job
Applicants for the Travel Guide position must be at least 18 years old and “have good command of the English language,” according the the Terms and Conditions.
Here’s what you gotta do to apply:
- Pick out your travel buddy
- Create a short video guide about your hometown (60 to 120 seconds long)
- Upload your video to YouTube with the name “WOW air travel guide application”
- Fill out this application form
- Cross your fingers and hope you get picked!
The deadline for applications is May 14, so pick out your favorite local destinations for your video ASAP! The lucky winners will be announced on May 18 on WOW Air’s social media accounts.
While you’re waiting on the decision, I suggest you brush up on the TSA rules and make sure your passport is up to date so that when you do get picked, you’re ready to roll.
Kaitlyn Blount is a junior staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. After writing this, she’s seriously considering Iceland as a honeymoon destination because The Blue Lagoon is calling her name.