I’m the kind of traveler who prefers exploring different landscapes and cultures to lazing about at an all-inclusive resort. So, when I came across an unbelievably affordable offer to Reykjavik, Iceland, via Icelandair that included 4-star accommodation, breakfast and a 10-hour tour of the Golden Circle, I didn’t think twice about booking it.
A little history: Iceland (population: 320,000) is known as the land of fire and ice for its extremes -- from the co-existence of lava fields and glaciers to its everlasting sun in the summer and its long, dark winter. Unfortunately, not unlike other European countries right now, Iceland is undergoing its largest financial crash in history. If there’s any upside to that at all, it’s that the national currency has fallen in value, making Iceland a more affordable (and trendy) destination.
Over half of the population lives in the capital city, Reykjavik, mainly because much of Iceland is uninhabitable due its harsh climate and landscape. And I say, when in Reykjavik …
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