We're going to go out on a limb and name Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik as the "it" spot on the budget travel map this fall and winter. Exchange rates now favor travelers from Europe and the U.S., especially where it really counts: in beer prices. A pint of the good stuff used to cost travelers roughly ten bucks in a decent bar. Now it's nearly half that. It's a similar story with hotel rates, especially during the slower winter season.
Bargain hunters should make their way to icelandair.com to check out some of the new deals the company has hustled out in the past few days. Its Winter Airfare Special has rates starting at $400 round-trip from Boston or New York, and its Iceland Winter Madness offer starts at $549 per person (double occupancy) for round-trip airfare and three nights at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica.
With prices like these, Reykjavik might be just the place to chill out for a couple of days after you get that pink slip. Even the measliest severance check could cover a few Icelandic beers now.
· Why Now is the Time to Visit Iceland [Times Online]
· Iceland Devaluation Has Silver Lining for Visiting Americans [Marketwatch]
· Icelandair [Official Site]
· Iceland Travel Coverage [Jaunted]