Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide and digital media publisher in the world, recently recommended Iceland as a top travel destination for a summer holiday this year. According to the Lonely Planet, ‘there really has never been a better time’ to go – this is due to the favourable exchange rate for visitors and Iceland flights resuming as normal after the ceasing of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption.
In the January issue of Lonely Planet’s monthly publication, Iceland was named as one of the ‘Perfect Trips for 2010’. Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, is highly recommended by Lonely Planet, describing it as the perfect location for those wishing to enjoy ‘endless’ summer evenings. The travel guide also acknowledges Iceland’s great summer weather, explaining how the country blossoms after hibernating for half the year.
The global travel guide also recommends taking a road trip to the hot springs and pastel mountains of Landmannalaugar, a geothermal area in the southern highland or taking a boat ride to see thousands of puffin chicks take flight around the magnificent Vestmannaeyjar islands off the south coast.
Lonely Planet has published over 500 titles in eight different languages with annual sales of six million guidebooks as well as TV programmes, a magazine, mobile phone applications and websites.