Iceland

A Virtual Tour of the Luxury Hotel Rangá

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A Virtual Tour of the Luxury Hotel Rangá

ICELAND – June 7th, 2016 – Travelers considering a luxury getaway to Iceland can now take a virtual tour of 4-star Hotel Rangá, the first hotel in Iceland to offer Google Maps Street View. The tour which launched today was created using over 1,000 images photographed on location at the country’s top resort in May. With just a few clicks guests can interactively explore three artist-inspired guestrooms, two Around the World themed suites, the Royal Bridal Suite, plus deluxe amenities like a Stargazing Observatory with retractable...

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Hiking in the Faroes

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Hiking in the Faroes

One Week Self-Guided Hiking Program in the Faroes Priced at $1262 Where are the Faroe Islands? GJOGV, FAROE ISLANDS — At 62 degrees north latitude, in the heart of the North Atlantic Gulf Stream, lies a remote cluster of islands known as the Faroes. Virtually unknown to North Americans, the 18 islands lie halfway between Iceland and Norway. The archipelago boasts towering volcanic mountains, waterfalls that cascade from cliffs directly into the sea, paintbox houses, and only 50,000 inhabitants. The Faroes: From Viking Settlement to...

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Icelandair Resumes Seasonal Service from Washington-Dulles

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Icelandair Resumes Seasonal Service from Washington-Dulles

(Quincy, MA, March 2012) – As part of Icelandair’s 2012 schedule, service from Washington-Dulles will resume starting March 29th. Flight # 644 will commence from the nation’s capital with four flights per week, increasing up to 5 flights per week starting May 23rd and 6 flights per week beginning June 11th. Service is scheduled to continue until January 2013 and resume again in the spring. Service from Washington-Dulles began in 2011 with a successful launch and due to the demand was extended through 2012 shortly after being...

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Visit the Islands of the Vikings this Summer

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Visit the Islands of the Vikings this Summer

(GJOGV, FAROE ISLANDS) — Most travelers know about Iceland, with its scenery that varies from stark lunar mountains to hot springs and geysers. In a country roughly the size of Ohio you discover dazzling landscapes — and a vibrant cultural and nightlife. But a little farther east, in the North Atlantic Gulf Stream, lies a remote cluster of Nordic islands known as the Faroes, virtually unknown to North Americans.  This archipelago boasts towering volcanic mountains, waterfalls that cascade from cliffs directly into the sea,...

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Icelandair’s New Frontier

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Icelandair’s New Frontier

(Quincy, MA, December 21, 2011) -Icelandair and Frontier Airlines have announced a new interline partnership, expanding the travel options from Denver International Airport. This exciting news comes shortly after Icelandair’s announcement of new service from Denver starting May 11, 2012 with four flights a week to Iceland. Once in Iceland, Icelandair offers connections to over 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and Continental Europe with the ability to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare. “Icelandair is...

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Icelandair’s Hot Package

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Icelandair’s Hot Package

Iceland is hot and this year you can feel the steam. Icelandair’s latest offer, The Golden Circle and Fontana Icelandic Steambath package, has turned out to be Icelandair’s hottest selling package, with record-breaking sales in it’s first week. With prices starting as low as $599* from Washington, D.C. and Boston The Golden Circle and Fontana Icelandic Steambath package is also one of the hottest values of the summer.   Tourism to Iceland has been on a steady rise since recent volcanic activity has garnered this exotic...

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Fly to Iceland and Save $100

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Fly to Iceland and Save $100

Quincy, MA, February 17, 2010 – Icelandair is offering $100 off all packages to Iceland when booked online by February 28, 2011. There has never been a better time to visit Iceland. With a more favorable rate of exchange than most foreign destinations, and only 5 hours from Icelandair’s Northeastern gateways, Iceland is the perfect getaway. Recently named the #4 destination to visit in 2011 by U.S.A. Today, Iceland is a unique and exotic destination that is a must see for anyone searching for something off the beaten path....

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Photos in Iceland, a Volcano Erupts

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Photos in Iceland, a Volcano Erupts

About twelve years ago I stood on top of a volcano while visiting Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands) in Iceland and admired the view. The volcano last erupted in 1973 and eventually became the justification for one of the wildest festivals in Europe, which consists of Vodka, music, and general debauchery, but nothing to do with volcanoes anymore. It was a good time for me with an inactive volcano — and the debauchery of the festival. Today, one of ITKT’s writers, Sarit Reizin, has been in Iceland admiring the view. This time...

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Visit Iceland for Less

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One of Iceland’s leading hotel chains, and among the friendliest, is FossHotel. Now you can stay three nights in the capital city, or tour for seven nights around the countryside for less. The Foss Sudurgata in Reykjavik, featuring large rooms with shower/wc, balcony or terrace with ocean or view of the Pearl Restaurant is $270 for two for three nights in July and August. Or stay nearby at the FossHotel Baron or Fosshotel Lind in rooms with shower/wc conveniently located in the center of town.
 The cost is $360 for two people for three nights...

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Only in Iceland

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The following comes from the Iceland Tourism Office Newsletter and touts some of the more unusual spots to check out while visiting Iceland. I can vouch for Lake Myvatn and for the the island as a whole. I spent six incredible weeks there about ten years ago and I am due back! Editor ITKT The favorite word of most tourist boards seems to be unique. You’ll read about places that are most unique, very unique, and of course, our favorite, truly unique. But you’ll have to forgive our use of this over-used term when we describe four...

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Cruise Iceland

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Sailing, Sailing Cruise Iceland was established in 2004 to combine the resources of all those involved in receiving cruise ships to help promote the island as an exciting destination. Today 22 companies are members of Cruise Iceland, including nine ports that provide easy access to every area of the country. Other members include bus companies, shipping companies and tour operators that have an abundance of both diverse and exciting shore excursions to offer. Cruise companies providing trips to Iceland from the U.S. are: Abercrombie &...

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Americans Enjoy Iceland’s Exchange Rate

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Americans Traveling to Iceland Enjoy Best Exchange Rate in Years Americans traveling to Iceland are enjoying one of the best exchange rates in years. For a time one dollar netted just 60 Icelandic kroner (ISK). As of late March 2008, one dollar grew to equal 75 kroner, a 20 percent increase in buying power. This is great news for visitors to Laugavegur and BankastrÃti, the main shopping streets of Reykjavik with numerous shops selling designer clothes. A hot dog in downtown Reykjavik, at about 210 ISK, is now about $2.80, versus $3.50 last...

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Art in Iceland

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The Reykjavik Arts Festival, from May 15 through June 5, will feature more than 30 exhibitions and works by over 60 native and international artists. Most of the city’s exhibition spaces will be used for the festival, including the Reykjavik Art Museum, where the Experiment Marathon, a laboratory in which artists, architects, filmmakers, academics and scientists will create a series of installations, screenings and performances. Other exhibitions include “Reflection — Icelandic Contemporary Photography,” a group show at the National Gallery...

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A New Year’s Travel Resolution

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All good travel starts with an idea. And what’s a more comfortable way to gather those ideas than armchair traveling with In The Know Traveler? To get your adventures started, let In The Know Traveler and a list put together by the United Nations help. While the UN is an organization that you don’t usually associate with travel recommendations, each year they rank their 175 member countries on living standards such as real income, health, and education. Why not set your travel sights on places where the livin’ is easy? In this year’s list...

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Random Thoughts on Iceland

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I wasn’t sure what compelled me to visit, so I told everyone that I decided to scream naked on a fjord — It seemed just as good as any other reason. I eventually bared all on a deserted hill just outside of Patreksfjordur and yelled at the top of my lungs at the emptiness of the West Fjords. I set my camera on delayed shutter. The picture is very unflattering and to this day I am not sure what drew my to Iceland. I was not alone. I ran into numerous people compelled by some odd draw with their own series of unusual reasons —...

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