From the amazing travel deals department, Iceland Air is currently offering a 2-night Iceland vacation for as low as $469 per person-including both airfare (from Boston, New York or Seattle) and a 2-night stay in either the FossHotel Lind or the FossHotel Baron. Extra nights are $45 per night per person for double occupancy and $75 per night for single occupancy. Rates include a Scandinavian breakfast at the hotel.

What is a Scandinavian breakfast, anyway? According to the book “Scandinavian Feasts: Celebrating Traditions Throughout the Year,” by Beatrice Ojakangas, a typical Scandinavian breakfast buffet includes a variety of baked rolls, pastries, omelets and seasonal fruits. Yum!

Of course, you’re not going to Iceland just for the food-there’s also gorgeous rugged scenery, relaxing volcanic hot springs to soak in, and an exchange rate that’s definitely in our favor.  This package is only available from October 1st through November 25th.  You will, of course, need a passport to board the airplane, so you should get your passport application in now.

Currently, it takes at least 6 weeks to process a passport application with regular processing, and at least 3 weeks with the government’s expedited processing. That’s cutting it close-if something goes wrong with your application, you might not have time to resubmit.

Using a private passport expediting company can greatly improve the processing speed and reduce the chance of mistakes.  At, you’ll work with a trained passport specialist and receive a detailed checklist to use when you submit your passport application, to make sure everything goes smoothly the first time around.

Iceland is waiting for you-submit your passport application today!