The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to Reykjavík on Icelandair, two nights at Fosshótel Lind or Fosshótel Baron, Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily, hotel taxes, fuel surcharges, and a booking fee, from $469 per person—plus taxes of $100.
When: Nov. 1–25, 2009; add $90 for Oct. 1–31.
Gateways: Boston, New York City; Minneapolis through October 16; add $275 for Seattle.
The fine print: Taxes and fees are an additional $100 per person. Round-trip airport-hotel transfers are $40 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $110. Read before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: No deadline; based on availability.
Contact: Icelandair, 800/223-5500, .
Why it's a deal: According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fare between New York City and Reykjavík is $1,129 with taxes for travel in early November (Icelandair). For $560 less than the cost of airfare, the Icelandair covers airfare as well as two nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, fuel surcharges, and all taxes and fees.
More: Optional activities and sightseeing tours start at $45 per person. Extra nights are $45 per person for a double room at the Fosshótel Lind or Fosshótel Baron; add $30 for a single room. You might consider timing your trip to coincide with the (October 14–18).