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Reykjavik — Its name means “smoky bay,” a reference to the mist emitted by the region’s abundance of geothermal hotspots, but Reykjavik is steamy in more ways than one. The cultural, economic, and political capital of Iceland, this cosmopolitan city is just as modern as its Scandinavian big sisters.

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For geothermal activity, lively cultural opportunities, and a thriving nightlife.

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Deal Alert: Iceland Package with Tours and Hotels, from $716

June 30, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

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 ... Read More »

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Europe's 10 Best Airport Hotels

May 02, 2014 by Tommy Burson

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 ... Read More »

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Smart Luxury: Reykjavik, Iceland

April 30, 2014 by Katie Hammel

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 ... Read More »

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9 Great Airports for a Layover

February 25, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

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 ... Read More »

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6 Reasons to Visit Iceland in the Winter

January 16, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

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 ... Read More »

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“On an open-seating flight, head for the back of the airplane. If the flight's not full, it'll likely be emptier back there.”

Karen Dion Freelance Editor

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