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Need a BFF on your next stopover in Iceland? This airline will match you with a local

Need a BFF on your next stopover in Iceland? This airline will match you with a local
Icelandair wants you to visit its homeland. You can tour with a local in their new Stopover Buddy program -- for free -- on your way to Europe. Credit: Icelandair (Icelandic)

Icelandair is taking the buddy system to new heights.

The Iceland-based airline will match travelers with like-minded staff members so you can "explore Iceland like a native, with a native," according to an Icelandair statement.

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Want to do yoga at an out-of-the-way hot spring or learn how to cook a traditional dish?

You can even go back-country skiing with the airline's CEO, Birkir Holm Gudnason. Check out the video above for more possibilities.

It's all part of the Stopover Buddy program, which the airline rolled out Tuesday to woo travelers with this special service. And it's free.

If you fly Icelandair to Europe, you may stop and explore for up to seven days at no additional cost. (The airline offers only connecting service between L.A. and Reykjavik.)

The program is available now through April 30. Info: Icelandair Stopover Buddy

The airline is likely feeling the competitive pinch from Iceland's newly launched WOW Air, which last month offered $99 fares to Iceland and $199 fares to connect to Europe. They quickly sold out.

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