Icelandair Welcomes February with Sweetheart Packages and Sweet Traditions



    COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 31 /CNW/ -- Icelandair's most popular packages for
winter travel are still available for February bookings. The Iceland Getaway
is a flexible package including air and hotel plus an a la carte selection of
day tours or romantic dining options. The popular Honeymoon Express features
an evening visit to the Blue Lagoon and dinner at Laekjarbrekka, one of
Reykjavik's most charming restaurants. Call your professional Travel Agent or
Icelandair at (800) 223-5500 or visit www.icelandair.com or www.icelandair.ca.
    This weekend, as people wait with bated breath to learn the fate of
winter and the groundhog prepares to leave his burrow, the children of Iceland
are gleefully anticipating Bun Day, traditionally celebrated the Monday before
the beginning of Lent.
    Little ones try to wake up before their parents and run into their
bedrooms waving homemade wands decorated with paper and ribbons, demanding
"Bolla, bolla" ("bun, bun"). These delectable and delicate cream puffs come in
a variety of shapes and sizes and may be filled with jam or drizzled with
chocolate. The children playfully whack their parents with their wands to
indicate the number of buns they expect to receive.
    A few weeks later, just after we've lavished our sweethearts with
Valentines, housewives in Iceland gear up for the grand gestures of
Housewives' Day. But before you get your hopes up, ladies, think twice about
adding this to the North American calendars. This 19th century custom required
the husband to serve his wife coffee in bed. That was it. Today's more
romantic Icelanders have replaced flowers for the coffee.
    Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK,
Minneapolis-St. Paul (seasonal), Orlando Sanford, Halifax (beginning April 21)
and Toronto (beginning May 2). Connections through Icelandair's hub in
Reykjavik are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, Great
Britain and Continental Europe. Additional information about fares and
packages is available at www.icelandair.com or www.icelandair.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Debbie Scott, manager, Communications & Media 
Relations-The Americas of Icelandair, +1-410-715-5153, debbie@icelandair.is
Web Site: http://www.icelandair.com                 
http://www.icelandair.ca


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