Photos in order: Katrina Lencek-Inagaki; Courtesy Iceland Air
Friends returning from Iceland always say the same thing: "You'll never look at the world the same way again."
It's the sheer beauty of Iceland's endless white flatness, they say, belied by puncturing white peaks and abruptly changing weather, that makes watching ice floes almost serenely mystical.
This is all to say that Iceland Air's Fall airfare specials are exciting -- not only because Out Traveler is planning a trip to Ice land, too (stay tuned for our Spring issue, free with a subscription to OUT!). For the next few days, booking a round trip ticket from NYC or Boston for travel anytime until March 2009 is absurdly priced at $400 USD.
Martha Stewart expresses her enthusiasm for going to Iceland with this somewhat cryptic report:
"They have little ponies, Icelandic ponies ... even if you can't ride, you can ride. I did it for four hours. I had the best time."
And, if confronting nature's majesty through ice climbing isn't appealing, Iceland Air is also offering a few temptingly low fares to classic European capitals. Christmas in Paris, anyone? Of course, Paris means Euros and an exchange rate unfriendly to US dollars, whereas Iceland's krona has been declining steadily allowing the dollar to go further on vacation!