Icelandair Welcomes February with Sweetheart Packages and Sweet Traditions

Jan 31, 2008, 00:00 ET from Icelandair

    COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Icelandair's most popular
 packages for winter travel are still available for February bookings. The
 Iceland Getaway is a flexible package including air and hotel plus an a la
 carte selection of day tours or romantic dining options. The popular
 Honeymoon Express features an evening visit to the Blue Lagoon and dinner
 at Laekjarbrekka, one of Reykjavik's most charming restaurants. Call your
 professional Travel Agent or Icelandair at (800) 223-5500 or visit or
     This weekend, as people wait with bated breath to learn the fate of
 winter and the groundhog prepares to leave his burrow, the children of
 Iceland are gleefully anticipating Bun Day, traditionally celebrated the
 Monday before the beginning of Lent.
     Little ones try to wake up before their parents and run into their
 bedrooms waving homemade wands decorated with paper and ribbons, demanding
 "Bolla, bolla" ("bun, bun"). These delectable and delicate cream puffs come
 in a variety of shapes and sizes and may be filled with jam or drizzled
 with chocolate. The children playfully whack their parents with their wands
 to indicate the number of buns they expect to receive.
     A few weeks later, just after we've lavished our sweethearts with
 Valentines, housewives in Iceland gear up for the grand gestures of
 Housewives' Day. But before you get your hopes up, ladies, think twice
 about adding this to the North American calendars. This 19th century custom
 required the husband to serve his wife coffee in bed. That was it. Today's
 more romantic Icelanders have replaced flowers for the coffee.
     Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK,
 Minneapolis-St. Paul (seasonal), Orlando Sanford, Halifax (beginning April
 21) and Toronto (beginning May 2). Connections through Icelandair's hub in
 Reykjavik are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, Great
 Britain and Continental Europe. Additional information about fares and
 packages is available at or

SOURCE Icelandair