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Flights to Washington D.C. with a touch of Iceland

Power players, marvelous monuments and museums that can fill days of exploring: oh boy, you know this city is important. Washington D.C. is a place that's at the center of many things, and it can’t help but electrify you with its muscle.

Icelandair offers daily cheap flights to Washington D.C. from Europe and the UK for a taste of politics, power and much more. This city is dressed to impress.

Before you tour the US Capitol Building, how about visiting the place where Vikings established the first democratic parliament, over a thousand years ago? When you book flights to Washington D.C. with Icelandair you have the opportunity to add a stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

Washington D.C.

United States
Population: 672,228 (2015)Area: 177 km²Transportation: The Metro system is the regional bus and rail service that can get you in and around DC.Currency: US DollarTrendy Neighborhoods: Logan Circle/14th Street - Georgetown - Shaw - Capitol Hill - Adams Morgan - H Street NE

Pivotal landmarks, patriotic institutions

The White House, the Capitol, the Pentagon, moving memorials and monuments to presidents, war efforts and brave soldiers - there is a lot to fill your sightseeing days. Plan your time well, because you may also wish to dedicate hours to the Smithsonian Institution. This incredible organization is the world's largest museum, education and research complex. There's a head-spinning 19 world-class museums and galleries under its umbrella (not to mention gardens and a zoo). Sightseers, start your engines!

The Smithsonian's Natural History Museum and American History Museum brilliantly fill minds with knowledge; the Air and Space Museum provokes wonder and awe (and has a planetarium and IMAX theatre too). In a spirit of goodwill, all these museums are free.

Shopping markets and museum gift stores

All those glorious museums have excellent gift stores attached, for all your Americana needs and political souvenirs, but also for thoughtful themed offerings. The pick of the bunch is the store at the Air and Space Museum.

Markets are fun for browsing and snacking - there's a weekend flea market that sets up next to Eastern Market near Capitol Hill, and you can trawl for vintage treasures and artworks, along with local crafts and produce. The leafy and lovely Georgetown neighborhood ranks high in browsing appeal - boutiques and cafes line M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and while you're in the area drop by Cady's Alley, a cobblestoned lane dotted with design stores.