Iceland 3 Night Stay Inc Free Northern Lights Tour - £299pp @ Icelandair UK
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Iceland 3 Night Stay Inc Free Northern Lights Tour - £299pp @ Icelandair UK

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Found 7th Sep 2011
Found on Travel Zoo, link is direct to Iceland Air Wesbsite.

To see the Northern Lights is an unforgettable adventure. Searching for them is thrilling, making for a perfect city break, romantic getaway or family holiday. And there's no better place to do this than Iceland, which is a short flight from the UK, affordable and provides some of the best viewing conditions in the world from September through April.


The Northern Lights City Break is the perfect way to join the search, especially during the 2011/2012 viewing season since scientists are predicting that the Northern Lights are approaching a peak in their solar cycle. Included in the package are flights, three nights hotel (extra nights available) and an evening coach trip with Reykjavik Excursions to a location most likely to see the Northern Lights. You might see them just outside of Reykjavik or perhaps from the middle of a lava field an hour's drive into the countryside. Every tour is unique, which is part of the adventure, and provides plenty of time to search. Your guide will use the most up-to-date weather and solar activity reports to plan your route.

It's not just the Northern Lights that make Iceland a lovely winter destination. Spend time snowmobiling on glaciers, visit the steaming geysers or relax in the geothermal Blue Lagoon. You can customise your trip with add-ons from the famous Golden Circle tour to snorkelling a fissure between two tectonic plates. Plus you will have plenty of time to enjoy the cosy cafes, lively nightlife and cool Nordic culture of Reykjavik

From London… 1, 4-8, 10, 12-14, 18-20, 29-31 October; 1-8, 10-30 November; 1-13 December; 1-14, 16-31 January; 1-19 February; 1-28 March, 2012
From Manchester… 7, 19, 28 October; 4, 11, 18, 25 November; 2, 9, December; 6, 13, 20, 27 January; 3, 10, 24 February; 2, 9, 16, 23 March, 2012
From Glasgow… 13, 20, 27 October; 3, 10, 17, 24 November; 1, 8 December; 12, 19, 26 January; 2, 9, 16, 23 February; 1, 8, 15, 22 March, 2012

Prices per person from.... Dbl/Twin Single
2* Hotel Cabin (hotel website)
£299 £319
2* Hotel Leifur (hotel website)
£319 £349
3* Fosshotel Baron (hotel website)
£339 £389
4* Hotel Natura - BEST VALUE (hotel website)
£319 £359
4* Hilton Reykjavik Nordica (hotel website)
£349 £389


Seems to be differnt choice of hotels available, 2nd one seems to get more favourable reviews on Tripadvisor, seems a good deal.


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Original Poster

Oops, sorry updated it now. The flights alone from Manchester are coming in more expensive than this.

I cant get the link to work and even when i go to the iceland air website cannot see these prices.

Link not working for me.

Original Poster

I am on the page now, this is the link




Here is it on Travel Zoo

Original Poster

OK, been doing a bit of researching, the flights seperately in March from Manchester are £212.02 per person (they are with Icelandiar but go via Lastminute.com for this price. The Hetel Leifur is £83.09 inc breakfast for 2 for the 3 nights. In total the price for 2 is £507.13 doing it independently where as this package will cost just under £600 if you go through Icelandair and you get free Northern Lights tour which on average costs around £50 per person so this seems a really good deal!! Hope that helps!!

Chance of actually catching the Northern Lights?

Original Poster

According to websites, seems to be winter months until around April.

Seems a good price to me.

Where do you sleep? Down the freezer isle? There's an Iceland on the next street, wouldn't be much of a holiday...

You may need to add transfers from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik. I think that they're about £25 return.

it didn't come out as price advertised on iceland air website, anyone getting 299£??

Original Poster

Yep, Depart 16th March from Manchester staying in the Cabin. This comes in at £299.

Original Poster

On Icelandair website, search packages, pick departure airport and to, 'Northern Lights Special' - you should get the deal price.

Thanks for posting. Seems like a reasonably good deal to me. Also 'Reykjavik Excursions', the Northern Lights Tour that is included, seem to get good reviews.

tripadvisor.co.uk/Att…tml

Note Hotel Leifur seem to be reviewed on Tripadvisor as a youth hostel type hotel. This is fine for me, but others may prefer the Hilton, which doesn't cost too much more.

Great place, good deal... but it was around the same price last year.

The Blue Lagoon trip is WELL worth doing, as is the Island tour (geysers, mountains).

Extra night is only £20 more, btw (for cheapest hotel)

I went for a week back in April and did loads of tours. Was an amazing place, definately worth it at this price. As i remember it cost about £60 for this tour if you bought it separately with Reyjavik Excursions.

Went to Iceland October last year, a truly beautiful place. Northern Lights is a bit of a lottery though. Saw it on one night it was amazing.

We went for eleven days, didnt do any of the tours, we just hired a car and did the lot ourselves. Best holiday ever had. I want to go back!!!

Hi there guys, I have just booked 4 nights of NL special tour, was thinking of get a rented car from the airport and return it when i fly back to london to save the airport transfers, it came up about 140£ on icelandair website, do you guys think its worth it to rent a car in iceland? i took up hotel cabin since it came with free parking.
btw, its my first time going to iceland.
opinions appreciated

veyronj

Hi there guys, I have just booked 4 nights of NL special tour, was … Hi there guys, I have just booked 4 nights of NL special tour, was thinking of get a rented car from the airport and return it when i fly back to london to save the airport transfers, it came up about 140£ on icelandair website, do you guys think its worth it to rent a car in iceland? i took up hotel cabin since it came with free parking. btw, its my first time going to iceland. opinions appreciated



Yes, absolutely yes. Reykjavik is a nice city but its tiny, you will certainly want to get out and about. Its absolutely magical driving around Iceland, can't emphasize that enough... Agree with gazter- best holiday of my life too. We spent a few days in the city and were somewhat stumped for things to do.. decided to give in, pay the money and hire a car, probably the best decision I ever made

Having the freedom to drive around the Thingvellir national park was amazing and well worth it. One day, we also took route 1 north till we got to route 47, took that east and around a large basin, then route 51 west round to Akranes to make a big circle (took route 51/2 after Akranes) that was a lot of miles but a great drive. If you take route 1 south-east, the south coast is also nice and there are a few of the big waterfalls down there. If you enjoy driving, you'll love Iceland. If you don't enjoy driving, Iceland will make you enjoy driving!

On a practical note, the roads are so quiet it really is a pleasure.. plus you can get away with a little bit of speeding. In fact, redlining our little Polo (yeah not that fast!) on route 51, no one for miles around, perfect sunset, mountains on one side sea on the other, I can confidently say was about as good as life gets. I cant imagine anything will top that!

Just a word on the northern lights though; they are, um, shy. Spent a few nights on the border of the arctic circle in Finland (Rovaniemi) looking for them, saw nothing, was gutted. Next year, spent nearly a week even further north (250km into the arctic) looking every night for them and saw nothing. We did catch a faint glimpse one night in Iceland but yeah, there's certainly an element of luck involved. Whether or not you see them (and I wish you luck!) you'll have a great time there though i'm sure!

veyronj

Hi there guys, I have just booked 4 nights of NL special tour, was … Hi there guys, I have just booked 4 nights of NL special tour, was thinking of get a rented car from the airport and return it when i fly back to london to save the airport transfers, it came up about 140£ on icelandair website, do you guys think its worth it to rent a car in iceland? i took up hotel cabin since it came with free parking. btw, its my first time going to iceland. opinions appreciated



Renting cars in Iceland can be expensive. We used sadcars.com/ not the newest, but we got a toyota 4x4 for a really good price, got us round the island without any problems. If you plan on making even small diversions from the main routes, you need a four wheel drive.

They picked us up at the airport (which saves a fortune in itself).
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