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Low fare flights to low fare destinations

23rd March 2011 Print

With Iceland Express launching new routes to Boston, Chicago and a daily service to New York in June 2011, the low fare airline reveals how to holiday in its brand new destinations on a budget.

Flights to Boston will begin on 2 June and Iceland Express will depart from London Gatwick and Edinburgh four times a week, Monday to Thursday. The weekly Chicago service launches on 10 June and will operate every Friday from London Gatwick. The daily New York route begins on 6 June and will depart from London Gatwick and Edinburgh.

What's more, Iceland Express also offers the option of a stopover in Reykjavik at no extra charge, a city renowned for colour, life and excitement.

Here's Iceland Express' top picks on what's free and fun in Boston, New York, Chicago and Reykjavik.

Due to a number of box office hits being filmed in Massachusetts, the 'unofficial tours' are proving popular among film fans wanting to learn more about where The Social Network, The Town and The Fighter are set. The 'unofficial tours' include The Hahvahd Tour and Ye Olde Boston Tour, but a tip is expected. Other activities include the 2.5mile Freedom Trail which leads to 16 significant historic sites, the contemporary sculpture path which takes in a growing collection of artists work, the Public Open Night at the Observatory which enables people to observe the night sky through telescopes and the Boston Official Visitor app will give travellers all the top tips they need for their stay in the city.
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New York:
Manhattan is an island best explored on foot and there is certainly a lot to keep visitors entertained. Grand Central Station is definitely worth a visit, as is the Chrysler building - one of the finest buildings in New York City. The Empire State building is a must-see and the view from Brooklyn Bridge on a sunny day is stunning. If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle then a walk around Central Park is the perfect way to spend a few hours. For culture vultures the Museum of Modern Art is free to the public on Fridays from 4-8pm and Socrates Sculpture Park includes large-scale works for all to appreciate.
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The 'windy city' has a whole host of free attractions including 'Museum Free Days' where cultural institutions, historic sites and museums open their doors to the public on designated days. This includes The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago History Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago and The Adler Planetarium. Millennium Park includes a state of the art collection of architecture and landscape design and hosts many concerts and exhibitions throughout the year. Foodies can visit Chicago's year-round market, Green City Market, and music lovers can not miss the Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago Blues Festival and World Music Festival.
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The colourful city is the perfect size to stroll around and there are plenty of attractions to keep travellers busy for free. The Tourist Information Center offers a two hour guided tour of Reykjavik and takes in the main sights of the inner city. To browse through a heap of Icelandic goodies, visit Kolaportið, Reykjavik's flea market and if you're brave enough you can also try Iceland's specialty, rotten shark. For outdoor enthusiasts and situated about 10km north of Reykjavik is Esjan, a mountain very popular among hikers and climbers. Unique events include Culture night, an evening brimming with life including eclectic events and activities ranging from traditional shows to one-off exhibitions and Gay Pride, which brings tens of thousands of people together on Reykjavik's Laugavegur.
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