New York: If you haven't been yet, you need to go. The sooner the better. This big, buzzing city will leave you dizzy with its sheer energy and diversity. New York doesn't just have everything, it is everything, all at once and in your face.
Icelandair offers daily cheap flights to New York from Europe and the UK for year-round enjoyment. Whether for business or pleasure, New York is a city to dive into headfirst.
Before you take in the bright lights of the big city, how about viewing the northern lights and exploring a tiny but cool capital? When you book flights to New York with Icelandair you have the opportunity to add a stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.
New York is a smorgasbord of flavor-filled treats. We can't decide which is the most quintessential New York food experience: is it grabbing a pretzel or hot dog from a street cart? Ordering a burger and milkshake at an old-fashioned diner? Scoring a reservation at the latest hotspot where part of the fun is to see and be seen? Dressing up and drooling over the fancy creations of an A-list celebrity chef? Let your taste buds be the judge. And let your geographical wanderings dictate your dinner: dim sum in Chinatown, soul food in Harlem, craft beers and burgers in Brooklyn. Come hungry.
You may find yourself wondering: how can a foreign city feel so familiar? We hear you. New York is a city that looms large in creative dreams and on screens big and small. It's been a muse for so many artists, writers, movie-makers and musicians: Sinatra serenaded it, Jay-Z praised it, Scorsese filmed it.
Get up close to the homegrown culture: take in a baseball game, see a Broadway smash, visit a museum heavyweight like the Guggenheim or the Met. Iconic landmarks beckon from all directions: Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square. Have you heard the expression 'the city that never sleeps'? You won't sleep much either, if you want to see even half of what's on offer.
Thinking about taking an empty suitcase and hitting the stores? We don't blame you. From flea markets to high fashion, this is a city for retail therapy and unique, stylish finds. Hit Midtown's Fifth Avenue and surrounds to scour iconic department stores like Barneys, Macy's, Bloomingdale's and Saks. Bargain-hunters make a beeline for Century 21, a New York institution. Do your homework before you arrive and make a plan for the discount and designer outlet stores of your dreams. There's a boutique, pop-up store and market catering to every desire. Plus: cool souvenirs aplenty, for those who stayed at home. Stop by museum gift stores for one-of-a-kind mementos.