Iceland escorted tours becoming more affordable

Over 50s looking for affordable holidays may find that escorted tours of Iceland have become cheaper, according to an expert.

In news that may of interest for over 50s who like to travel, escorted tours of Iceland are reducing in price.

Specialist holiday provider iceland2go claimed the country has been proactive in cutting the cost of tourism in the area.

Ray Steward, marketing manager for the group, explained that expenses such as hotels and restaurants have become more affordable, whereas at one time places such as Rekjavik were considered quite expensive.

He said it is now viewed on a par with most other European capital cities in terms of value.

When it comes to the types of breaks on offer, Mr Steward pointed out people are going to Iceland for an experience instead of just a holiday and are engaging in activities such as escorted tours to the glaciers and visiting national parks.

He commented: "They can do 'Super Jeep' trips and the Northern Lights et cetera.

"I think people are thinking, 'we still do want to go away but we will do something different'."

The Icelandic Tourism Board recently revealed that 1.2 per cent more people visited the country in July this year than in the same month in 2008.

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