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THE GREAT HONEYMOON ESCAPE IN NEARBY ICELAND, LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

 NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Why would anyone want to go to Iceland on a honeymoon? For starters, it's unusual, it's breathtaking, it's close to home, and, despite it's name, Iceland has a pleasant temperature in the spring and fall with a summer average in the 50s. The winter average is slightly warmer than New York's.
 "If your looking to spend time in a place that puts a premium on a clean environment and offers great activities, then Iceland is the place to go," says Sigfus Erlingsson, vice president, Americas, Icelandair. "There's swimming in geothermally heated pools and hot springs, snowmobiling on Europe's largest glacier, riding the Icelandair horse (a distinct breed), and playing golf under the midnight sun."
 The national airline, Icelandair, which has the youngest international fleet in the world, offers newlyweds a seven-day honeymoon package that includes roundtrip airfare, transfers to and from Keflavik International Airport, accommodations is a suite or deluxe room (depending on availability) at a first-class hotel in Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, breakfast daily, a dinner and cocktail at the hotel plus a welcome basket of fruit and champagne and three sight-seeing tours.
 From New York, it takes only five hours to reach this exotic island. In addition to New York's JFK, flights are also available from Baltimore-Washington International, Orlando International and beginning this summer Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airports. Add-on fares are available from many U.S. cities. For detailed information and reservations, couples should call their local travel agent or Icelandair at 1-800-223-5500.
 Package prices per person from JFK range from $707 to $1247 (exclusive of air taxes and fees) and vary depending on the time of year, days of travel, and airport of departure.
 In addition to the tours included in the package, honeymooners can add other day trips to the various regions of Iceland, and travel is made convenient and easy through extensive bus and air service from Reykjavik. Rental cars are available. English is widely spoken, and the friendly, hospitable people help make stays extremely pleasant.
 In addition to the already mentioned activities. Iceland also offers river rafting, sailing, salmon and trout fishing, glacier and mountain climbing, hiking and biking, a safari in a four-wheel drive vehicle, skiing and jet skiing, camping and bird-watching.
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