2 day trip to Iceland from 129 @ Wowcher
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2 day trip to Iceland from 129 @ Wowcher

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Found 24th Oct
Wowcher Deal - 2 day trip to Iceland from £129, Flights included.

  • Where: Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • What’s included: Return flights and a two or three-night stay at Arctic Comfort Hotel or Hotel Cabin.
  • Travel dates: Travel from 25th Oct 2017-15th Apr 2018 (see Fine Print for details).
  • From: London Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, and Manchester.
  • Upgrades: Choose to upgrade to include either a Blue Lagoon or Northern Lights Tour.

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So we did this last April and it wouldn't be the way I would suggest for anyone else to try - we went for 3 days and we could only fit in the Blue Lagoon - which cost £80 a piece. We arrived midday on the first day and had to leave 10am the third day - waste of each day. We also had to leave from Gatwick, when we live in the midlands down the road from East Midlands airport.

Eating & drinking anywhere in Iceland is extortionate - we ended up paying £10 for soya milk and tea bags - the only
place local was a Korean corner shop. I'm told the petrol stations outside of the cities are cheaper and oddly places
to eat.

The hotel we used was basically on an industrial cite - the building next door sold motor bike parts???

The Blue Lagoon is amazing, but as it will be the only thing you'll be able to do while you're there - you need to ask is it worth spending nearly £250 a person.

However, we'd would go again, as seeing some of the Glaciers and Northern Lights is something we would like to do, but
we'd just plan better. Personally, Iceland is not a place I think can be done on the cheap and so a cheap flight to Iceland is a little misleading.
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Never from Ireland or Northern Ireland 😔

Wonder if this deal will be freezing or go hot.

So we did this last April and it wouldn't be the way I would suggest for anyone else to try - we went for 3 days and we could only fit in the Blue Lagoon - which cost £80 a piece. We arrived midday on the first day and had to leave 10am the third day - waste of each day. We also had to leave from Gatwick, when we live in the midlands down the road from East Midlands airport.

Eating & drinking anywhere in Iceland is extortionate - we ended up paying £10 for soya milk and tea bags - the only
place local was a Korean corner shop. I'm told the petrol stations outside of the cities are cheaper and oddly places
to eat.

The hotel we used was basically on an industrial cite - the building next door sold motor bike parts???

The Blue Lagoon is amazing, but as it will be the only thing you'll be able to do while you're there - you need to ask is it worth spending nearly £250 a person.

However, we'd would go again, as seeing some of the Glaciers and Northern Lights is something we would like to do, but
we'd just plan better. Personally, Iceland is not a place I think can be done on the cheap and so a cheap flight to Iceland is a little misleading.

I went almost 12 months ago for 6 days, wasn't nearly long enough to explore everything. Spent half a day in the Blue Lagoon and we stayed in the Golden Circle so the drive there and back was a day.

Plan to visit the Blue Lagoon the day before you fly back, then book a hotel near the airport.

Went for 8 days in July (24 hour light) and drove round the whole country in a small Fiat. Why such a short trip.

Went for just over two weeks, got married there. We hired a motorhome for the duration which was expensive at just over £2k, but this was our transport, our cooking facilities, our bathroom facilities and even had mod cons like Wi-fi, freezer, heating so we saved money in the long run. Bonus are the cheapest places to buy food and local farmers markets. Iceland can be expensive but we planned well. Accommodation wise Airbnb is your best bet or local B&B, small accommodation places, especially outside the city but as a minimum you'll be paying around £80 upwards a night and sometimes that is with shared facilities.

Blue lagoon, meh. It's ok but there are far better places, some free.
Edited by: "rachelandgromit" 25th Oct

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rachelandgromit40 m ago

Went for just over two weeks, got married there. We hired a motorhome for …Went for just over two weeks, got married there. We hired a motorhome for the duration which was expensive at just over £2k, but this was our transport, our cooking facilities, our bathroom facilities and even had mod cons like Wi-fi, freezer, heating so we saved money in the long run. Bonus are the cheapest places to buy food and local farmers markets. Iceland can be expensive but we planned well. Accommodation wise Airbnb is your best bet or local B&B, small accommodation places, especially outside the city but as a minimum you'll be paying around £80 upwards a night and sometimes that is with shared facilities. Blue lagoon, meh. It's ok but there are far better places, some free.

Lucky you , jealous

jasonwood99911 h, 20 m ago

So we did this last April and it wouldn't be the way I would suggest for …So we did this last April and it wouldn't be the way I would suggest for anyone else to try - we went for 3 days and we could only fit in the Blue Lagoon - which cost £80 a piece. We arrived midday on the first day and had to leave 10am the third day - waste of each day. We also had to leave from Gatwick, when we live in the midlands down the road from East Midlands airport. Eating & drinking anywhere in Iceland is extortionate - we ended up paying £10 for soya milk and tea bags - the only place local was a Korean corner shop. I'm told the petrol stations outside of the cities are cheaper and oddly placesto eat.The hotel we used was basically on an industrial cite - the building next door sold motor bike parts???The Blue Lagoon is amazing, but as it will be the only thing you'll be able to do while you're there - you need to ask is it worth spending nearly £250 a person. However, we'd would go again, as seeing some of the Glaciers and Northern Lights is something we would like to do, butwe'd just plan better. Personally, Iceland is not a place I think can be done on the cheap and so a cheap flight to Iceland is a little misleading.

What he said. The average wage in Iceland is circa 2x that of the UK, and everything is priced accordingly. As an example, 4 of us had a tapas meal (it was a good one) in a pub with a couple of drinks each and it was about £360 total.

It's a beautiful place, and so interesting, but do your homework before you go, else it could be a real shock for you.

2 days. Jeez, what a waste of time! You'll be spending half of that travelling.

Do as the locals do and stock up on duty free at the airport. Probably not worth it for a short trip like this but if you are staying longer you can save a few quid. You can then do pre-drinks like teenagers in your hotel and take a hip flask out with you at night to keep warm.

Oh gosh! If you take out the time for unpacking and packing- you're not left which much of a holiday! :0

jasonwood99913 h, 20 m ago

So we did this last April and it wouldn't be the way I would suggest for …So we did this last April and it wouldn't be the way I would suggest for anyone else to try - we went for 3 days and we could only fit in the Blue Lagoon - which cost £80 a piece. We arrived midday on the first day and had to leave 10am the third day - waste of each day. We also had to leave from Gatwick, when we live in the midlands down the road from East Midlands airport. Eating & drinking anywhere in Iceland is extortionate - we ended up paying £10 for soya milk and tea bags - the only place local was a Korean corner shop. I'm told the petrol stations outside of the cities are cheaper and oddly placesto eat.The hotel we used was basically on an industrial cite - the building next door sold motor bike parts???The Blue Lagoon is amazing, but as it will be the only thing you'll be able to do while you're there - you need to ask is it worth spending nearly £250 a person. However, we'd would go again, as seeing some of the Glaciers and Northern Lights is something we would like to do, butwe'd just plan better. Personally, Iceland is not a place I think can be done on the cheap and so a cheap flight to Iceland is a little misleading.


Icelandair fly twice a week from Birmingham.

Just to add my thoughts - Iceland is amazing but be aware of the cost of everything. Double UK prices to get the Icelandic price... My wife and I went in January this year and we loved it, but to get the best out of the country you need to have day trips to glaciers, the Golden Circle etc. Two nights is only really enough to walk around Reykjavik and maybe go to the Blue Lagoon.

One to consider:

Icelandair is a big airline in a very small country (argest fleet of 757s in the world I think?).
Anyway, their business is about connecting lots of places in Europe (incl a number of UK airports) to lots of places in North America, via their hub in Reykjavik. Stopovers are encouraged. Why not tack a few days break in Iceland on the start or end of a US or Canadian holiday or business trip? Last time I looked it was cheaper than the obvious transatlantic carriers too, though this was a long time ago.

Never been there myself but wife and daughter had a three day trip (from Birmingham) and loved every minute of it.

Besford1 h, 21 m ago

Icelandair fly twice a week from Birmingham.


Birmingham was sold out at the time, same with Manchester. Also, I'm a teacher so it had to fit with school holidays - which made it more awkward.

Besford1 h, 14 m ago

One to consider:Icelandair is a big airline in a very small country …One to consider:Icelandair is a big airline in a very small country (argest fleet of 757s in the world I think?).Anyway, their business is about connecting lots of places in Europe (incl a number of UK airports) to lots of places in North America, via their hub in Reykjavik. Stopovers are encouraged. Why not tack a few days break in Iceland on the start or end of a US or Canadian holiday or business trip? Last time I looked it was cheaper than the obvious transatlantic carriers too, though this was a long time ago.Never been there myself but wife and daughter had a three day trip (from Birmingham) and loved every minute of it.


thats an interesting suggestion - might have to do some thinking about that one.

jasonwood99930 m ago

Birmingham was sold out at the time, same with Manchester. Also, I'm a …Birmingham was sold out at the time, same with Manchester. Also, I'm a teacher so it had to fit with school holidays - which made it more awkward.


Fair enough...... though, as a teacher, presumably you can plan your diary years in advance if wish? Anyway, not a criticism, just pointing out to HUKD people that Icelandair now operate twice a week from Birmingham.

Besford2 h, 41 m ago

One to consider:Icelandair is a big airline in a very small country …One to consider:Icelandair is a big airline in a very small country (argest fleet of 757s in the world I think?).Anyway, their business is about connecting lots of places in Europe (incl a number of UK airports) to lots of places in North America, via their hub in Reykjavik. Stopovers are encouraged. Why not tack a few days break in Iceland on the start or end of a US or Canadian holiday or business trip? Last time I looked it was cheaper than the obvious transatlantic carriers too, though this was a long time ago.Never been there myself but wife and daughter had a three day trip (from Birmingham) and loved every minute of it.


We did just that last December. Four nights in an airbnb in Iceland en route to a week in Toronto. Iceland is amazing, climate and scenery wise. In one day we rented a car and saw sunshine, blizzards and snowdrifts, geysers, massive waterfalls, black sand beaches, glaciers, mountains and bleak moonscapes.

Echo the points about expensive, bland food and pricey drinks. Just go with that in mind and you'll have a blast.

I went last April, and 2 days is a waste you need at least 4 days to scratch the surface. I'd advise to stay as central as possible then you have access to all tour operators for the tours. you can spend a kings ransom if you're lazy and eat in the first place you find. There are plenty of supermarkets in Reykjavik and I'd also recommend an apartment over a hotel if on a budget. Make sure you fly Icelandic air a proper airline with decent luggage allowance.
northern lights, blue lagoon and game of thrones are a must tour wise.
Edited by: "187kid" 25th Oct

First Iceland is a truly remarkable place but 2 days just wont do it justice.Recommend Game of Thrones tour amongst others

archer120415 h, 29 m ago

First Iceland is a truly remarkable place but 2 days just wont do it …First Iceland is a truly remarkable place but 2 days just wont do it justice.Recommend Game of Thrones tour amongst others

​Did you get shown around by 'Swordbiter'
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