Have you ever wanted to go to Iceland? Yeah. Me, too. How about Finland? Yeah, I’ve been there once (just one day in Helsinki); I want to go back and spend a bit more time.
On a whim, I checked into flights from New York to Helsinki, with a seven-day stopover in Reykjavik. The price amazed me. For $936.37 per passenger, all fees and taxes and flight services included, you could leave New York on July 12, spend eight days in and around Reykjavik (or, I suppose, travel on from there), and then fly from Reykjavik to Helsinki on July 20. One week later, on August 3, you’d catch your flight back to New York, with a one-hour layover in Reykjavik (with a change of planes). I have enough frequent flyer miles to cover round trip airfare, Little Rock to New York (though I’d have to go in the day before the flight to Reykjavik and probably on return).
The only problems with this plan are these: even at the attractive prices, when I consider the additional costs of food and lodging in Iceland and Finland, it starts to get expensive; plus, my wife is not as apt as I to just decide, on the spur of the moment, to do something like I’ve described. Planning is her thing; procrastination and spontaneous, haphazard action is mine.
But, if you have a hankering to go to Iceland and Finland, I’ve done some of the homework for you. Here are some of your options: