Iceland has become the little nation that could. Despite an economic collapse in 2008, the island has bounced back on the tourism charts and made the cut of must-see 2013 destinations, according to both Lonely Planet and Frommer's.
So maybe it's time to go, especially to see the Northern Lights. Online discounter Zozi offers a five-day Winter Northern Lights Adventure for those who want to make like a Viking and experience the outdoor life. The tour is for two people with dates available through mid-May.
Highlights include a visit to the Golden Circle to see waterfalls and geysers and Thingvellir national park. Participants snorkel in the Silfra fissure, explore the famed Blue Lagoon and go glacier hiking and lava caving. The trip kicks off with an off-road trip to the tundra to see the Northern Lights. Nights are spent in hotels in the capital Reykjavik.
When: Buy the trip from Zozi and then book dates to go up until May 14. Reservations with the outfitter are based on availability.