Iceland’s Economic Collapse = Influx Of Visitors

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


It’s probably best not to be too vocal while your on the street about the fact that one of the main reasons you’re in a particular country is how cheap everything is and how your otherwise meager lifestyle is elevated to that of a swingin’ business mogul during your trip. But let’s face it, currency imbalances can mean the difference between going and not going to many places — what do you think is a major selling point for travel to Argentina, Southeast Asia, and South Asia — and Iceland, post-financial collapse, is now, not too surprisingly, is becoming a hot spot for winter getaways.

Whereas before the various hot springs, bumpin’ nightlife, and only-in-Iceland scenery was still looked upon as a somewhat odd choice for many travelers, hotel rates half of what they were before and sub-$400 flights are causing many to rethink travel to this island of 320,000. And I’ll add one more tempting word: Bjork.

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