The 2018 WOW Air Travel Guide Contest – Get Paid to Travel the World

Two Best Friends Traveling The World With Wow Air Flight

Imagine getting paid to travel the world with your bestie. Icelandic flight operator WOW Air is offering you the chance to do just that. The discount carrier is best known for offering cheap flights to Iceland. You may remember that a few years back they even offered $99 fares to Europe. Well, they’re at it again with this new travel guide contest. So what are the rules and requirements? Let’s look at where they want you to go, what they want you to do, and most importantly, when is the deadline for applying for this dream job.

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Two Young Women Traveling In A European City As Digital Travel Guides

The WOW Air Travel Guide Competition began accepting applications back in late April via the WOW air website. Being hailed as “the best summer job ever”, the application process is pretty straightforward and simple. You just need to create and upload a short video of your hometown with you acting as a tour guide. Once the winners are selected, they will move to Iceland in June with their best friend for a paid 3-month summer job. Once you’ve landed, you’ll have your pick of the 38 international and domestic destinations that WOW Air currently flies to. WOW Air flights go into and out of Reykjavik, so that will be your home base. 

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So what exactly does the job entail? Well basically, you’re getting paid to take trips and document them. You’ll get to know all of the main travel aspects of your destination in order to write about posts about them and create digital travel guides. You’ll also be posting regularly on social media to show all of your followers just what you’ve been up to. According to the Travel Guide Competition website, you’ll be using your skills as a newly-minted travel blogger to:


  • Food: Find out the local secrets
  • Culture: How to act like a local
  • Nightlife: When and where to go
  • Nature: Wildlife, parks and beaches
  • Transport: Uber, metro or bike?
  • Budget: Discover ways to stay on budget


  • Vlogs showcasing each destination
  • Instagram stories with handy travel tips
  • Photographs that frame your experience
  • Any other form of creative media you can think of
  • A complete digital travel guide to the destinations


  • Moving to Iceland with your best friend (June 1st – August 15th)
  • Living and working in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Flying out to explore new countries all summer long
  • Sampling the best each destination has to offer
  • Earning money while having fun

I don’t know about you, but to me, this sounds like the job description for the best job ever!

Two Best Friends Taking A Selfie On The Couch In Their Free Reykjavik Apartment Provided By Wow Air

Your compensation is also quite nice. In addition to having full room and board covered during your travels, you also get to stay at a beautiful apartment in downtown Reykjavik. On top of this, you and your amigo will receive a stipend of $4,000 per month each (yes, I said each) to act as brand ambassadors for WOW Air. WOW indeed! You plan your own itinerary and get your pick of the airline’s destinations in North America and Europe. These include Paris, Milan, New York, San Francisco, Barcelona, Stockholm, London, Copenhagen, and many more. You can find a complete list of their destinations on their website.

The 2018 WOW Air Travel Guide Contest – Get Paid to Travel the World

The application deadline is Monday, May 14th and the pair of travelers will be announced on Friday, May 18th. The lucky winners will pack their bags and move to Iceland on June 1st. You can find out more about the contest and apply to be a travel guide by visiting So what are you waiting for? Get your application in and start preparing for the adventure of a lifetime!

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