Reykjavík, Air/2 Nights, From $499
This bargain includes a complimentary lava tour on horseback and can be customized based on your interests.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare on Icelandair to Reykjavík; two nights at the Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir; Scandinavian buffet-style breakfast daily; a lava tour on horseback; hotel taxes; fuel surcharges; and the booking fee; from $499 per person—plus airport taxes and fees of $85.
When Through Mar. 27, 2011.
Gateways Boston, New York City, Seattle; additional gateways not available.
The Fine Print A minimum two-night stay is required. Airport taxes and fees are an additional $85 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $50. Round-trip airport-hotel transfers are an additional $40 per person. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By Feb. 15, 2011.
Contact Icelandair, 800/223-5500 prompt 2, icelandair.us.
Why It's a Deal According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fare between New York City and Reykjavík in mid-March was $1,188 with taxes (Icelandair). Add about $222 per person, including hotel taxes, for two nights at the Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir and you'd be paying a total of $1,410 for just airfare and accommodations, not including breakfast. For $826 less, this Icelandair Build Your Own: Budget package covers airfare, two nights' hotel, breakfast, a horseback tour, fuel surcharges, and all taxes and fees.
More Optional activities include tours of Reykjavík ($46 per person), the Blue Lagoon ($59 per person), and the Golden Circle ($92 per person). Additional nights at the Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir are $59 per person per night for a double room; add $16 for a single. Upgrade to two nights at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica for an additional $40 per person.
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