Iceland Hailed as a Best-Value Destination for 2010

The highly acclaimed travel guide, The Lonely Planet, announced their Top 10 value picks for 2010 this week with Iceland and London topping the list. Since the economic crisis hit Iceland last year, the strong U.S. Dollar against the Icelandic Krona has made Iceland a great value destination, with exchange rates nearly three times what they were last year. The Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2010 highlights the world's hottest travel trends, destinations, and journeys for the year ahead tapping the resources and expertise of Lonely Planet, authors, staff and travelers.

"Have you always wanted to discover this magical, mysterious country? To explore ice caps and volcanoes, and wallow in hot springs? Been put off because of the prohibitive prices? Well, 2010 is your year.

The favorable exchange rate means that travelers will often find hotels and meals up to half the price they were a few years ago," reads The Lonely Planet Top Destinations for 2010 guide. More people are catching on that Iceland is a hot destination. For those wanting to beat the rush to Iceland, Icelandair is offering special packages including the Iceland Budget Getaway.

Winter months in Iceland always offer travelers a warm welcome, with lower prices and the ideal time to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Icelandair offers non-stop connections through Icelandair's hub in Reykjavik available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, Great Britain, and Continental Europe. Only Icelandair offers passengers the ability to Stopover in Iceland en route to any Icelandair destination at no additional airfare. New destinations for 2010 include Brussels, Trondheim and regular scheduled service to Glasgow and Manchester.

Additional information about Icelandair, fares, and packages is available at www.icelandair.com.



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