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Shopping holidays to Iceland launched

[December 29th 2008]

With Iceland tipped to be one of the holiday hotspots for 2009, budget airline Iceland Express has launched shopping trips to Reykjavik.

Following the collapse of the banking system, now is a particularly good time to go shopping in Iceland as the value of the Icelandic Krona has plummeted. There has never been a cheaper time to visit Reykjavik, with prices about 40% lower than they were in 2007.

Low cost airline Iceland Express has launched a ‘Shop and the City’ package for shopaholics. Two packages are available every week from January 6th until March 29th, from either Tuesday to Thursday or Friday to Sunday.

Prices start from £222 per person and the package includes discounts in many of the leading shops and restaurants in Reykjavík. Iceland Express has also launched a personal shopper service for people who want to make the most of their spending time in the city.

“Reykjavik is packed with trendy boutiques selling quirky fashions and unique, handmade jewellery. What better way to navigate your way around them than with your own personal shopper?,” says Iceland Express CEO, Matthias Imsland.

Five Icelandic fashion gurus have been picked by Iceland Express to act as personal shoppers. Each of the personal shoppers can be booked from £75 for two hours.

“Add a large helping of fabulous to your recipe for style with Dröfn, who knows how to take glamour to a whole new level. Iceland’s own Perez Hilton, Dröfn will give you all the gossip from trendy styles to fashion blunders,” suggests the airline.

Other personal shoppers available are Ása Ottesen, an expert in vintage clothing; Kamilla, who promises to introduce fun into your fashion with her “chaotic, flirty style”; photographer and stylist Nína Björk who will “illuminate your wardrobe with elegance and sophistication”; and Rósa who offers a “timeless, original and feminine style”.

Iceland Express flies from Stansted airport to Reykjavik and flights cost from £69 per person one-way including taxes.

Written by: Nick Purdom