Country #72! …Just Landed in Iceland!

Like so many other countries I’ve visited, I have points and miles to thank for getting me to #72, Iceland! I actually didn’t intend to use miles for this one. Icelandair had a great one day fare sale two months back and I was able to snag a roundtrip fare from JFK to KEF for $350. However, my friend needed to change the dates a day later and so we used the 24 hour cancelation policy…but the fares were back up over $700 (this time for Memorial Day weekend). Delta was charing over $1100 for the same economy ticket. Delta SkyMiles to the rescue (how often do you hear that hah)! I spent 60,000 SkyMiles for a roundtrip coach ticket (Delta Comfort+) for the relatively short flight from New York (just over 5 hours of flying time).

We’ll be staying at the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel in Reykjavik for part of the trip, partly on points as well.

radisson-blu-1919-hotel

Any Reykjavik or Iceland recommendations?? I’m totally psyched for my first trip here! Happy Memorial Day to all.

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  1. Go to the blue Lagoon, was awesome when I went last winter. Also do a golden triangle tour to see giant waterfall, geysers and more. Walk the streets near Hallgrimskirja, the tallest cathedral in Iceland. There are neat shops and restaurants nearby.

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