Icelandair has a cool photo contest to launch its Denver International Airport flights

Who put the "international" in Denver International Airport? Not just the Martians living in those underground tunnels at DIA. Next May, Icelandair will introduce non-stop flights from Denver to Reykjavik, Iceland -- and the airline just launched a photo contest for two round-trip tickets on that inaugural flight, along with other prizes that would thaw even the coldest heart.

Here are the details on that cool deal:

Icelandair Announces Denver Photo Contest

Quincy, MA, October 4, 2011 -- On May 11, 2012 Icelandair will launch nonstop service to Reykjavik, Iceland from Denver International Airport. In celebration, Icelandair is sponsoring a photo contest to send one lucky winner and a guest on the trip of a lifetime.

As part of the competition, Icelandair is searching for the best photo connecting The Mile High City to Iceland. Take a picture of yourself eating Skyr in front of Byers-Evans House or the Molly Brown House, flash some Icelandic Krónur in front of the Mint, or sport a Viking hat during a Denver Broncos game. Get creative and show some spirit for Icelandair's newest home, in Denver.

The Icelandair Denver photo competition is open to anyone that is 18 years or older with a current passport, and the winner of the photo contest will receive 2 round-trip tickets on Icelandair's inaugural flight from Denver International Airport to Iceland on May 11, 2012, 3 nights hotel at the Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir, a Blue Lagoon tour, and a Golden Circle tour.

Those interested in being a part of this exciting competition should post their best photo showing the link between Iceland and Denver on www.icelandair.us/denver Once all of the photos are online, get your friends, family, and everyone you possibly can to vote for your photo on www.icelandair.us/denver. Photo submissions will begin at 12:00 PM EST on October 4, 2011, with voting starting October 25, 2011 and ending November 8, 2011.

The photo with the most votes at 12:00 PM EST on November 8, 2011, pending approval, will be declared the winner

The winner and companion must be available to travel on Icelandair's inaugural flight from Denver International on May 11, 2012. For more information including complete rules on the Icelandair Denver Photo Contest, go to www.icelandair.us/denver

In addition to Denver, Icelandair, offers non-stop service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, and seasonal flights from Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax and Toronto. Connections through Icelandair's hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to over 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Icelandair also allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

For more information the contest, call (877)I-FLY-ICE or go to www.icelandair.us/denver.

No Martians need apply.

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