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If you go to Iceland

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Getting there: Icelandair has daily flights from Boston, Baltimore, New York, Minneapolis and Orlando, Fla., to Keflavik Airport, just south of Iceland's capital, Reykjavik. Travelers can opt to spend a few days in Iceland either on their way to or from points in Europe where Icelandair flies, including Paris, London, Glasgow, Frankfurt and Oslo.

From the airport, the Blue Lagoon is a quick 15 minutes away. The trip from Reykjavik takes about 40 minutes. There are buses that go to the Blue Lagoon daily from Reykjavik and Keflavik.

Dining: There is a restaurant on the premises that serves gourmet fare and snacks.

Shopping: The shop at the Blue Lagoon sells products ranging from cotton bathrobes ($99.95) to oils, soaps and cleansers — and even some silica mud ($21.95 for a 6.80-oz. tube). There also are souvenir-style products, including hats and shirts.

Lodging: The Hotel Blue Lagoon is less than a mile away.

In Reykjavik, there are numerous hotels, B&Bs, and the Salvation Army Guesthouse — a hostel in the heart of the city's downtown — for all ranges of price.

Entry: To enter Iceland, Americans need a passport. No visa is necessary.

Currency is the Icelandic Krona. The current exchange rate is roughly $1 to 108 Krona.

On the Web: The Blue Lagoon: www.bluelagoon.is

Icelandair: www.icelandair.com

Iceland Review: www.icenews.is