On the surface, Iceland offers some of the same Far North attractions for which Alaska is well known, including a robust northern lights-viewing trade in the winter. But it's the differences that make Iceland an interesting stop.
First, Icelandair offers a free stop in either direction when traveling from Anchorage to Europe. Tip: take the stop. The flight from Anchorage to Reykjavik is a little more than seven hours. From Keflavik International Airport (about 40 kilometers from Reykjavik), you can connect to 13 European countries.