From London: 4 Night June Iceland Break (Golden Circle & South) £253.23pp Inc Flights, Hotels & Car Hire @ Ebookers
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From London: 4 Night June Iceland Break (Golden Circle & South) £253.23pp Inc Flights, Hotels & Car Hire @ Ebookers

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Found 25th Feb
June is a fantastic time to visit Iceland, I speak from experience I got married there on 1st June 2016! It's quieter than in the peak of summer, there is some lovely Spring weather and you will also see the beautiful lupins. Driving in Iceland is very, very easy. You just need to take your time on some of the gravel roads and watch for unmade car park areas, especially if you have low bumpers - we managed to rip the bumper off the motorhome at the end of our two and half week visit costing £200 excess!

4-6 June
On arrival you will head straight on the road to visit Hella. The most direct route passes through Selfoss. Hella is a good base for experiencing the South as you will be much closer to attractions such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, and Vík volcanic beach. Also nearby are the Keldar Turf Houses which are well worth a visit and the abandoned plane on Sólheimasandur. The Jökulsárlón glacier is a couple of hours beyond Vik but basing yourself in Hella is much better than driving back and to from Reykjavik and will allow you to visit away from the busy day tours. It's also 22 hours of daylight so make the most of your time.

6-8 June
After the South you will head back towards Reykjavik where you will stay for 2 nights. Leaving Hella you can circle round heading to Geysir, Gulfoss and Þingvellir National Park to see the tectonic plates. I'd suggest ending your trip by booking tickets at the Blue Lagoon, though personally I think Iceland has much more scenic and natural hot pools that are free or a lot cheaper.

Book flights on wizzair.com for £89.96

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Book 2 nights in Hella £158.48 using code LETSGO13 on ebookers.com

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Book 2 nights in Reykjavik £138.45 on ebookers.com - note these rooms have shared bathroom but the accommodation has great reviews so this shouldn't be an issue.

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Book car hire on opodo.com £119.57

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Total £506.46/£253.23pp
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_taurus_5 m ago

Wrong web link


Which isn't working taurus? Seems to be ok on mobile?
Thanks Rachel, been putting Iceland off for too long long! Might have to shift it forward a week or so but hopefully won't be much more expensive. Could go in April but I take it that would be much colder than June?
Most of the hired cars will fine you if you go on the gravel roads unless you hire a 4×4. You are limited to the coast road and a couple through the centre's.
Great country but be warned.
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jumpinoffthbed5 m ago

Thanks Rachel, been putting Iceland off for too long long! Might have to …Thanks Rachel, been putting Iceland off for too long long! Might have to shift it forward a week or so but hopefully won't be much more expensive. Could go in April but I take it that would be much colder than June?


The days will be shorter and darker. There will be ice and snow and the weather will be much more unpredictable which may mean driving is a bit more difficult too, but generally the main roads will be clear. It's not so much the cold, just darker and windy. We were there end of May and into June. That said, Iceland will be beautiful in any weather but I'm biased!
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bellmal2 m ago

Most of the hired cars will fine you if you go on the gravel roads unless …Most of the hired cars will fine you if you go on the gravel roads unless you hire a 4×4. You are limited to the coast road and a couple through the centre's. Great country but be warned.


I think it's the F roads as I recall you can't drive on but do check with the hire company. Our motorhome was via Airbnb so I can't comment on rental companies.
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Would love to go, my mate just got back but he said that the biggest downside is that, it is really really expensive. £12 for a pint so prepare to spend that savings in no time
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Me and the wife went for 3 nights at the end of October, beautiful country, blue lagoon is Awesome, scenery is stunning, so are the northern lights. We're going back next Feb as we regret not doing the golden circle tour. Yes it's expensive and like everything you get what you pay for. Should be on everyone's bucket list. If you get the chance to go don't hesitate it's worth it.
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_taurus_41 m ago

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You need to book it all individually as per the screen shots. Flights on Wizzair, the hotels on Ebookers and car hire seperatly. It's not a package all done on Ebookers.
I've only been to Iceland once and it was in the dead of a really bad winter one January, blizzards and knee high snow.(I did get stranded there and have to wait another day to fly home ) but having seen it in those conditions was perfect for me. I personally can't imagine seeing this place any other way. Gulfoss waterfall on the golden circle tour will be an all top ten memory for me. Seeing something so massive and powerful frozen over like that was truly amazing.
Is it better than Craggy Island? Love to go there. Heat! Thanks. Drink!
I don't know how you lot, but I cannot wait for the winter to be over, will be definitely looking to book something in the Mediterranean instead of going the other direction in June.
Edited by: "samsmith66" 25th Feb
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samsmith6620 m ago

I don't know how you lot, but I cannot wait for the winter to be over, …I don't know how you lot, but I cannot wait for the winter to be over, will be definitely looking to book something in the Mediterranean instead of going the other direction in June.


I don't really do the heat, 5 mins in the sun and I'm on the hunt for a shaded area somewhere. Give me mountains, ice, glaciers and hiking any day

Can't wait for UK spring and summer though so I can turn my heating off and ditch the hot water bottle.
No way....that picture is of Vesturhorn, did my geology dissertation there. Great place to visit, spent 6 weeks there.
I went there last year. Very expensive. £7 for a basic cheese and onion sandwich. £25 for a portion of fish and chips. Id strongly recommend that you take some food from the UK if you can.

But otherwise Iceland is definitely worth going to. Although you wont see the northern lights in the summer.
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d84rk_knight1 h, 6 m ago

I went there last year. Very expensive. £7 for a basic cheese and onion …I went there last year. Very expensive. £7 for a basic cheese and onion sandwich. £25 for a portion of fish and chips. Id strongly recommend that you take some food from the UK if you can.But otherwise Iceland is definitely worth going to. Although you wont see the northern lights in the summer.


Yep, I think you can take 3kg of food so we took some with us. Alcohol - buy it at duty free, it's the cheapest place to buy.
d84rk_knight2 h, 36 m ago

I went there last year. Very expensive. £7 for a basic cheese and onion …I went there last year. Very expensive. £7 for a basic cheese and onion sandwich. £25 for a portion of fish and chips. Id strongly recommend that you take some food from the UK if you can.But otherwise Iceland is definitely worth going to. Although you wont see the northern lights in the summer.


I went earlier this month. We took the just add water Quaker oats for breakfast. Some long date sandwich thins and spread to have as snacks and lunch and just ate out in the evenings. It is pricey even doing that , but it's well publicised so people shouldn't be shocked by it.
rachelandgromit15 h, 3 m ago

The days will be shorter and darker. There will be ice and snow and the …The days will be shorter and darker. There will be ice and snow and the weather will be much more unpredictable which may mean driving is a bit more difficult too, but generally the main roads will be clear. It's not so much the cold, just darker and windy. We were there end of May and into June. That said, Iceland will be beautiful in any weather but I'm biased!


We went in Feb this year. Please take heed of what you hear about driving in Iceland. If you're going and there is a risk of snow, hire a 4x4. People are hiring front wheel drive hatchbacks in February in Iceland and wondering why they are sliding all over the show. The weather when we were there could literally change within minutes. From bright blue sky to visibility so poor you needed fog lights. That being said, we cooked fine in our 4x4 and had an amazing time. We loved it and will prob go back in summer.

Also worth mentioning the ridiculous excess waiver car hire firms charge in Iceland. The company we used had a £2000 excess on the CDW. You could pay a ridiculous sum per day to reduce it to £800, but that was still OTT. We took out aan excess insurance policy here in the UK, luckily we didn't need it, but it only cost £10.
Edited by: "spongebob1913" 26th Feb
Also worth mentioning as a top tip. Get a good foreign rate credit card. you categorically DO NOT need cash here. All cash points charge to withdraw if using a foreign card, but everywhere accepts card. Even the parking meters don't have coin slots but do have credit card slots. I saw cash once in the time I was there and the guy taking it looked almost surprised. I didn't need cash once at all in the whole week I was there. Very handy.
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Yes we used our card for everything, infact I don't even recall using any cash! Filling up with fuel at 1am in the morning, nowhere is manned for fuel especially in the Westfjords.
WizzAir are the worst airline we've ever travelled on. Wife got stuck in Poland for 4 days and I got stuck in Poland for 2 days a few months later. Both without explanation and zero compensation.
The code for 13% off has expired but managed to use AFFVCCOUK02 for 12% off instead. Also potential 10% on Topcahback for hotels via ebooker. Thanks so much myself and my girlfriend have been wanting to visit iceland for ages but could not justify 700-800 for hotels!
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jalexanderevans1 h, 11 m ago

The code for 13% off has expired but managed to use AFFVCCOUK02 for 12% …The code for 13% off has expired but managed to use AFFVCCOUK02 for 12% off instead. Also potential 10% on Topcahback for hotels via ebooker. Thanks so much myself and my girlfriend have been wanting to visit iceland for ages but could not justify 700-800 for hotels!


Wonderful, thanks for posting a new code. They always seem to release another one when one has expired. Let me know how you get on. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time. It's a beautiful country.
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