Iceland Vacation Travel Guide

| January 18, 2018

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With a population of only 300,000, Iceland can feel like the most isolated place on earth, yet its capital Reykjavik, is only a three-hour flight from London and just under six from New York. Reykjavik is relaxed and welcoming, yet possesses a cultural life that holds its own against other European capitals. Most buildings are built simple and low to beat the North Atlantic winds. However, the city is also graced with grand civic architecture inspired by Iceland’s natural beauty, such as the soaring central tower of Hallgrímskirkja.

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Young Travel Professionals (YTP) is a networking & career development group for the next generation of travel & hospitality professionals worldwide. YTP hosts monthly networking events throughout New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver and London as well as an online community to foster communication, collaboration, mentoring and increased networking among travel professionals from diverse backgrounds and expertise.

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