Get Ready for Your Close-Up at the Reykjavik International Film Festival Sept. 28 "“ Oct. 8, 2006.

You can have your Sundance. We're heading north. After all, how often are movie festival-goers given the chance to catch the best of recent festival films, see a myriad of amazing flicks from talented directors, meet foreign film pioneers, attend informative seminars and symposiums, enjoy Icelandic nature, experience the wildest nightlife north of Rio and then kick back in the Blue Lagoon?

During the Reykjavik International Film Festival, enjoy seminars with important local and international filmmakers. Festival day tours will expose you to surreal moonscapes, waterfalls, hot springs and glaciers. If the weather cooperates, you might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Special travel deals are available that include four nights lodging from $999* per person, double occupancy, departing on Sept. 27, 2006 from Baltimore, Boston, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando or San Francisco. See; more information on the festival can be found at

*Prices quoted are exclusive of applicable taxes and official charges by destination of approximately $100-$180, per person including the Sept. 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per U.S. enplanement.

And speaking of deals, here's one the Washington Post loved, writing about it in their July 16 issue. They advised DC-area travelers:

Icelandair has sale fares from BWI to Reykjavik, Iceland. The round- trip fare is $648 (plus $80 taxes); fare is usually about $805.
Depart by Aug. 31; no advance purchase required. Book at

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