I was just perusing the airfares to Iceland and noticed that they've plummeted; there are some very good deals for the winter break. Is there any interest in a ~5-10 day mid-winter trip? Last time I was in Iceland over winter, I found all manner of things to see and do. The light was quite spectacular. Among the attractions: -gorgeous light, something like sunrise/sunset for several hours. The colours are spectacular. -long exposure heaven: in the lowish light you can build all sorts of motion into a photograph. -northern lights: last time I was there in winter, I was able to see them quite clearly even from the blue lagoon. -winter traditions: in the winter, the Icelanders light the graves and shoot off fireworks to fend off the darkness. The Icelanders have very interesting yuletide traditions. -I found the hostels to be uniformly excellent, and the farms to be even better (in terms of food). -almost complete absence of tourists in the winter! If this happens I would propose staying around Reykjavik, with day-long photo excursions around the peninsula.