Lonely Planet review encourages travellers to visit Iceland this summer

Global travel guide and digital media publisher, Lonely Planet, has been recommending Iceland as one of its ‘Perfect Trips for 2010’, encouraging travellers to visit the land of the midnight sun as ‘there really has never been a better time’ to go. According to Lonely Planet’s January issue of its monthly magazine, this is due to prices being more affordable than ever with the current exchange rate and also Iceland flights resuming to normal after the ceasing of the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption.

In the Lonely Planet article, Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city, is especially recommended, describing it as the perfect location for those wishing to enjoy ‘endless’ summer evenings. The travel guide also recommends taking a road trip to the hot springs and pastel mountains of Landmannalaugar, a geothermal area in the southern highland and taking a boat ride around the magnificent Vestmannaeyjar islands to see thousands of puffin chicks take flight.

Among Lonely Planet’s recommendations, there are numerous summer activities and events happening in and around Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik including Gay Pride (August 5th – 8th), Reykjavik Jazz Festival (August 14th – 29th) and Menningarnótt, the Reykjavik Culture Night (August 21st).

Reykjavik Culture Night is an annual festival that takes place in the heart of the capital city. Now in its 15th year, the festival has become one of the biggest events of the year and an essential part of cultural life in Iceland. Thousands of people stroll the streets of the city on this exciting and eventful night, enjoying a variety of activities ranging from traditional shows and exhibitions to more unusual happenings.

For further information regarding Iceland vacations and flights, log on to www.icelandair.com

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