Reykjavík, Air, 2 Nights, From $639
Tour waterfalls, geysers, and other geological marvels along Iceland’s Golden Circle route.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare on Icelandair to Reykjavík; two nights at the 220-room Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir; breakfast daily; a tour of geysers, waterfalls, and volcano craters along the Golden Circle route in southwestern Iceland; early hotel check-in at 9 a.m., compared to the standard 2 p.m.; hotel taxes; fuel surcharges; and booking fees; from $639 per person—plus airport taxes and fees of $100.
When Through May 26, 2011.
Gateways Boston, New York City.
The Fine Print A minimum two-night stay is required. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $126. Round-trip airport-hotel transfers are an additional $42 per person. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
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 fares between Boston and Reykjavík start from $1,323 with taxes for travel in mid-May (Icelandair). Add to that about $148 per person, including hotel taxes, for two nights at the Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir, and you’d be paying a total of $1,471 for just airfare and accommodations. For $732 less, this Icelandair package covers airfare and two nights’ hotel with breakfast, plus a driving tour along the Golden Circle route, fuel surcharges, and all taxes and fees.
More Optional activities include a tour of Reykjavík ($46 per person), whale watching from Reykjavík harbor ($79 per person), and a tour of volcanoes and lava formations on horseback ($79 per person). Additional nights at the Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir are $79 per person per night for a double room; add $30 for a single room. Upgrade to two nights at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica for an additional $100 per person for two nights.
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