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Iceland's Currency Has Plunged Against the Dollar

Savvy Solution: If the Alps Are Out of the Question, Here's Where to Travel

YumSugar is always in good spirits, but her mood is even better than usual because of some recent news about Iceland. She's been wishing to revisit the country since her first fantastic vacation there in 2005, but her only gripe about the trip has also been the only thing preventing her from going back. She said, "It was a billion times more expensive than anyplace I'd ever been," but now that Iceland's currency has plunged against the dollar she can plan another trip!

The global credit-crunch has made its way into this country with a population smaller than Pittsburgh, and has caused Iceland's krona to plunge against the dollar this year. This is in stark contrast to the euro's upward trend that has held American travelers back from European excursions, but has brought a flood of euro carrying travelers on stateside shopping tours.

Wondering what it would be like to vacation in Iceland? Here's what Yum had to say: "I went on a snow-dog excursion, drove snowmobiles on a glacier, and traveled around on tiny roads that made it feel like we were on the moon." She also generously shared some of her photos — I never considered including Iceland on my list of places to visit, but her pictures have definitely caused me to reconsider! Check them out when you


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freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
You took some really great photos, Yum! I've always wanted to go on a snow dog expedition.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm jealous!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm jealous!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
<--jealous
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
<--jealous
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
The pics are really pretty, but personally I was never interested in visiting Iceland...i'm more a fan of beach vacations, tropical getaways, and shopping trips.
Food Food 9 years
Thanks for liking the photos. I knew I would like it there, but didn't think I'd love it. It was the most amazing place I've been fortunate enough to go to — and, I've been lucky enough to have done some interesting traveling. The people were so friendly, reykjavik is a party town! and then outside of reykjavik is so isolated and awesome. i tell everyone i know, GO TO ICELAND! so great! and now that it's cheaper, you have no excuse!
Food Food 9 years
Thanks for liking the photos. I knew I would like it there, but didn't think I'd love it. It was the most amazing place I've been fortunate enough to go to — and, I've been lucky enough to have done some interesting traveling. The people were so friendly, reykjavik is a party town! and then outside of reykjavik is so isolated and awesome.i tell everyone i know, GO TO ICELAND! so great! and now that it's cheaper, you have no excuse!
erinleighralph erinleighralph 9 years
Great news on the exchange rate! I'm planning on taking a boat from the Orkney Islands (Scotland) to Ireland in the spring of 2009! Should be pretty epic.
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
This sounds so fun! I definitely wouldn't have pegged Iceland as a place to travel before!
MindayH MindayH 9 years
Looks gorgeous. Not my type of vacation though.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
Figuratively, of course. Straying off a real path is Alaska can be deadly!
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
Iceland has always looked just like Alaska to me. May not be a foreign nation, but it's definitely another world up there. I highly encourage visiting, and straying off the beaten path.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Wow, such a pretty place. I really would love to travel there.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Great pics. I know someone who vacationed there and it was funny cause he took a picture near one of the volcanic steamy lakes with people in the background in bathing suits and he's in the foreground bundled up from head to toe.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Oooo I'm adding it to my list of places I want to travel to. It looks sooo beautiful! :LOVE:
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Gorgeous photos, Yum! Another friend of mine went to Iceland and LOVED it. It seems so beautiful. And Bjorky.
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