Iceland is truly a year-round destination, with something to offer visitors during every season: from endless days and balmy weather during summer to the northern lights and winter sports in the coldest months. Summer is the most popular tourism season in Iceland -- that's when the crowds descend. But budget travelers and winter-sports enthusiasts should consider an off-season trip to the country, as prices for accommodations in and airfare to Iceland are generally less expensive during the winter.
It can be tough to tour Iceland on a budget -- but overall, the best strategy for finding great deals is to travel during winter. To save on accommodations, look for guest houses and farmstays, which offer low-priced lodging as well as a unique way to experience local culture. (You can find a list of farm accommodations in Iceland at www.farmholidays.is). Icelandair regularly offers affordable vacation packages, which bundle hotel and airfare, for a reasonable price.
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1. The Golden Circle As the bus from Keflavík airport drives you to Reykjavík, there is little to see but the sight of empty, untouched lands, and one half expects a medieval battle-scene to occur at any moment. I’d booked a tour of the famous Golden Circle on my first afternoon, led by the country’s main ... Read more!
Grandmother/Granddaughter Trip by Susan Poirier
When my granddaughter was young, she would always ask me about my travel adventures and listen attentively when I talked. So I promised that when she turned 10 I would take her anywhere she wanted to go. She turned 10 on 11/2/11 and we started planning. She picked London and Paris and we decided to go in ... Read more!
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