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Iceland, air/2 nights, from $469

A quick fall getaway to Iceland, where the exchange rate is very favorable to U.S. visitors.
/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

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).