Looking for economic value? Make tracks for Iceland

by David Wilkening via
Thursday Dec 17, 2009

Economic crisis-plagued Iceland and London topped the list of top 10 value picks by The Lonely Planet.

"Since the economic crisis hit Iceland last year, the strong US Dollar against the Icelandic Krona has made Iceland a great value destination, with exchange rates nearly three times what they were last year," the report says.

The Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2010 highlights the world's hottest travel trends, destinations, and journeys for the year ahead tapping the resources and expertise of Lonely Planet authors, staff and travelers.

"Have you always wanted to discover this magical, mysterious country? To explore ice caps and volcanoes, and wallow in hot springs? Been put off because of the prohibitive prices? Well, 2010 is your year," says The Lonely Planet.

Icelandair is offering special packages including the Iceland Budget Getaway, with prices starting at $469 per person (with some stipulations).

Winter months in Iceland offer a chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.


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