Reykjavik

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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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8 Great Cities for a Layover

September 05, 2014 by Christine Wei

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 ... Read More »

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Checking In: A New Hotel Chain For Iceland

August 13, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

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 ... Read More »

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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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“Diaper bags make fantastic carry-on totes. They're sturdy, fit under airplane seats, and have tons and tons of pockets.”

Christine Wei Assistant Editor

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