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Rising Temperatures, Falling Prices

By , Wednesday, Apr 5, 2006, 11:00 AM


To those who've never been, Iceland sounds chilly and forbidding, but it's not. The island nation is unbelievably beautiful, and it feels like nowhere else on earth. (Which is also a nice way of saying it's quirky as all get out.) Anyone who's been there, however, also knows how expensive the tiny country can be, especially once the days start getting longer. But that's changing--good news for travelers, not so great for Icelanders. Due to shifts in the foreign exchange markets, the Icelandic krona has dropped more than 12 percent against the US dollar in just two months. This is the best time in years to go to Iceland!

Our recent article, Eat Like a Local: Reykjavík, should help whet your appetite.