Iceland is 'more affordable than ever'
26 January 2009 07:37
One leading industry expert has said that Iceland is more affordable now than at any other time in the past few decades.
Tom Hall, travel editor of Lonely Planet, noted that the country's recent financial turmoil spells good news for visiting Brits, whose sterling will stretch much further.
Estimating that one British pound now fetches almost 60 per cent more than it used to, he urged holidaymakers to consider taking an autumn break in the country.
"Iceland is more affordable now than at any time in the modern era of travel," Mr Hall began.
Alluding to the favourable exchange rate, he went on to say: "Everything from hotels to restaurants to the famously expensive pint of beer are much more in range of most of us.
"In particular, the capital Reykjavik is an excellent city destination for autumn and many of the country's most famous sights are within easy reach, with year-round tours operating."