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Kirkjufell, Iceland/iStock

Iceland became a tourism powerhouse for lots of reasons — its natural beauty and proximity to the East Coast of the U.S. are just the beginning — but it also has the reputation of being one of the cheapest countries to visit if you do it right. Here are... Read More

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Iceland is an idiosyncratic place. In the winter, darkness reigns, while in the summer, the sun barely sets. The country is roughly the size of Kentucky and 10 percent of it’s covered in glaciers, yet there’s room for 66 golf courses. It’s a place where “land of contrasts” is... Read More

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

It’s no secret that visiting Iceland in winter means huge savings compared to the summer. And if you’re able to take a last-minute trip in the coming weeks, you can also enjoy holiday cheer in full force without the holiday weekend premiums. (The same geothermal energy that makes the... Read More

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Katie Hammel

The Blue Lagoon is the most famous of Iceland’s hot springs. But it’s also the most visited tourist attraction in Iceland, and at certain times, you can tell — the spring-fed, man-made lagoon has even recently turned people away during peak hours due to crowding. On your next Iceland trip, we... Read More

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Reykjavík isn’t the most budget-friendly of travel destinations overall, but that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to a grim dormitory room or soulless budget accommodations to save on lodging. These stylish hotels and hotel-hostel hybrids have managed to capture the kind of cool you’d expect of far... Read More

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Casa Garcia

Hostels aren’t just for students and backpackers anymore — quite a few can hold their own against pricier boutique hotels, boasting hip décor and private rooms, at more affordable costs to boot. No matter what your age, these seven hostels will make all grown-ups forget that they’re on a... Read More

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Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea.  If you know who Lady Mary, Tom Branson... Read More

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Reykjavík

If you’re traveling internationally or even just across the country, chances are you’ll have a layover somewhere during your journey. Rather than waiting for hours inside the airport, why not take advantage of your location and head into the city? You’ve already paid to get there, after all. Whether... Read More

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The northern lights, winter attractions, package deals, and ways to save in the capital; we have quite thoroughly laid out some of the best reasons to visit Iceland. Now, here is a new hotel chain that will open up your options once you’ve booked your ticket. ... Read More

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Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning a winter getaway. We’ve already laid out some good reasons for visiting Iceland in the winter, but here is an offer from Icelandair that might seal the deal. ... Read More

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While overnight layovers can be a great excuse to explore (albeit briefly) an unknown city, the reality is you often end up too far from the airport. On the other hand, airport-adjacent lodging is rarely anything to write home about. Thank goodness, then, for these ten European airport hotels... Read More

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Despite Iceland’s famous bankruptcy and ensuing currency devaluation, it’s still a very expensive place for Americans to visit. For example, a private, ensuite room in a hostel can cost $150 (with rooms in more luxurious hotels going for double or triple that price). Restaurant entrées typically cost $30-$40, and... Read More

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Ah, airport layovers. Few of us will ever actually look forward to them, but there are some airports where top-notch facilities make waiting for a connection much easier. Here’s a list… ... Read More

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Iceland Tundra

Chalk it up to the name, or perhaps the prospect of short daylight hours, but many people are not exactly keen on the idea of visiting Iceland in the winter. But perhaps that’s a good thing. After all, it leaves the cheap hotels, airfare deals, and cozy hot springs... Read More

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With the Millennial generation growing up, the travel industry is beginning to see a gap in the market for sophisticated young travelers on a budget. Budget-chic brands such as CitizenM and Marriott’s Moxy, which offer high design and low price points, are booming, while budget brands such as Radisson are undergoing a... Read More