Pingdom Check
11/02/2011 | 12:00 AM

Iceland and Reykjavik Voted Best of 2012

Earlier this month, Lonely Planet asked travelers from around the world to pick the best city and country for their Travel Readers’ Choice Award for 2012. As part of their annual "Best of" collection, people are asked to select destinations they feel are the hot picks for the following year and explain why.

After hundreds of nominations for cities and countries and over 3000 votes for the finalists, the results are in and the winner of the Best in Travel Readers’ Choice award 2012 is...Iceland, The winning city, not surprisingly, is Reykjavik, Iceland.

"Iceland is all about incredible nature and in 2012, nature will be out in force with increased volcanic activity and increased aurora activity," readers explained. "Reykjavik is hip, cool, small but offers everything that large cities do. Good hotels, food, nightlife, music and nature is only a few steps away. and it's finally affordable,"

In 2011, Lonely Planet hailed Iceland as the top budget destination of the year and now names Iceland the best overall destination of 2012.

As the national carrier since 1937, we at Icelandair are honored to see our home voted as the #1 destination for 2012 and we hope to see you there soon.

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