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Iceland is 'becoming more affordable for student travel'

Once viewed as an expensive place to travel, Iceland is becoming an increasingly affordable destination, it has been claimed.

Ray Steward of Iceland2go said a lot of costs on the ground have dropped significantly this year, with many shops and restaurants lowering their prices following the country's economic collapse.

He noted that businesses are aware of the important role tourism will play in boosting Iceland's financial recovery and are going out of their way to attract travelers.

"Reykjavik as a city break destination has been somewhere where people have perhaps wanted to go to but have been put off by the cost. Now people are thinking that it is comparable with most European capital cities," he explained.

Statistics published by the Icelandic Tourism Board last month revealed that 1.2 per cent more people traveled to the country in July, compared to the same month in 2008.

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