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Iceland Northern Lights Tour 2 Nights at Choice of Hotels & Return London Flights, 18th-20th Mar £139 pp (£278 total) with code at Groupon

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Posted 19th Jan

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This seems like a good deal for some Northern Lights action in Iceland. Price per person (pp) based on 2 sharing and flights from London in March.

Buy 2 vouchers minimum to complete booking. 1 person = 1 voucher. Single supplements apply.

The HotelsCabin Hotel awaits guests just a stone’s throw away from the Faxaflói Bay’s waterfront promenade and offers quick access to the city’s attractions. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs and en suite bathroom facilities. Appetites can be satisfied at the on-site restaurant, while the hotel’s bar offers an array of beverages.

Located in a peaceful area of Reykjavik, Arctic Comfort Hotel awaits guests within a walking distance from the Kringlan shopping centre and the city’s main outdoor area, Laugardalur. Guests are invited to unwind in en suite bedrooms which boast contemporary decor and flat-screen TVs.

The ToursThe Northern Lights TourVisitors are invited to take part in a unique experience which happens at night time in the Northern Hemisphere and can be seen on dark winter nights. One of nature’s most spectacular displays appears in the sky in the form of different shapes, proportions and patterns, known as the Northern Lights.

  • Duration: 3-5 hours
  • Starting point: Bus Terminal - Laekjartorg
  • Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time
  • Please note that the weather conditions can be severe and the tour might be cancelled; sightings cannot be guaranteed even if the tour is operated; in such case, another tour will be offered free of charge
  • Transport and assistance included


What You Get (Included in all options):

  • Stay for one person in a standard double or twin room with Northern Lights tour and direct return flights; based on two people sharing
Included in dedicated options:
  • More tour options: Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon transfers, and whale watching
See the options list at the end of ‘Getaways Report’ tab.

Please Note: availability at the advertised rates is extremely limited.*Per Person Offer
Customers must purchase two vouchers to complete booking

  • Bookings fulfilled by Jetline Holidays
  • For more on Tour Operator partners, see the FAQ
Validity:
  • Feb-Jun 2020
Cancellation policy:
  • No modification or cancellation allowed after booking confirmation. Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable to another destination once confirmed.

Amenities
  • Check-in from 3pm; check-out by 11am
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Staff speaks English
  • Pets not allowed
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banjomike19/01/2020 16:39

A friend has been on three northern lights tours and has never yet seen …A friend has been on three northern lights tours and has never yet seen the aurora. You pays your money...


I went to Iceland for the first time, on my own, back in November. Didn't book any tours, just made my own way around the greater Reykjavik area via the excellent Straeto service buses. Even got a Straeto bus from Keflavik to Reykjavik (and back again). They're so much cheaper to use than tour operators. (If anyone wants to know, it's service 55 between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik .)

If you have your wits about you, have a phone with excellent battery life (and/or carry a power bank with you at all times), have a good amount of data on your UK plan (remember it won't cost you more to use your phone in Iceland), and are comfortable using the Straeto app and Google Maps then I highly suggest people who do visit Iceland for the first time do it without the aid of tour operators.

And yes, on my first visit I did see the Northern Lights!

Albeit only slightly visible to the naked eye I must say, and my phone camera (iPhone 11 Pro Max) did emphasise the vibrancy of the colours and brightness of the photo, but this was taken in Seltjarnarnes on my third day there. This is a stone's throw from Grotta Island Lighthouse. EASILY accessible by service bus and a short walk from the bus stop.

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On my first week off from my new job, I'm going back and doing exactly the same. But this time I'll most likely go a little further afield as I'm now more comfortable financially.

Conclusion:

Iceland is fantastic.
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Any similar deals flying from Manchester or Liverpool?
Can you book just the tour?
dscartwright19/01/2020 15:54

Any similar deals flying from Manchester or Liverpool?


If you click the link you can go from Manchester for an extra 60
Beautiful country
A friend has been on three northern lights tours and has never yet seen the aurora. You pays your money...
banjomike19/01/2020 16:39

A friend has been on three northern lights tours and has never yet seen …A friend has been on three northern lights tours and has never yet seen the aurora. You pays your money...


I went to Iceland for the first time, on my own, back in November. Didn't book any tours, just made my own way around the greater Reykjavik area via the excellent Straeto service buses. Even got a Straeto bus from Keflavik to Reykjavik (and back again). They're so much cheaper to use than tour operators. (If anyone wants to know, it's service 55 between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik .)

If you have your wits about you, have a phone with excellent battery life (and/or carry a power bank with you at all times), have a good amount of data on your UK plan (remember it won't cost you more to use your phone in Iceland), and are comfortable using the Straeto app and Google Maps then I highly suggest people who do visit Iceland for the first time do it without the aid of tour operators.

And yes, on my first visit I did see the Northern Lights!

Albeit only slightly visible to the naked eye I must say, and my phone camera (iPhone 11 Pro Max) did emphasise the vibrancy of the colours and brightness of the photo, but this was taken in Seltjarnarnes on my third day there. This is a stone's throw from Grotta Island Lighthouse. EASILY accessible by service bus and a short walk from the bus stop.

39714134-GCTVc.jpg39714134-oPfg1.jpg
On my first week off from my new job, I'm going back and doing exactly the same. But this time I'll most likely go a little further afield as I'm now more comfortable financially.

Conclusion:

Iceland is fantastic.
I too went to try and see the northern lights and much as I'd loved to see them still I think next time I visit Iceland it will be during the summer months. Stunning place and the 4 hours dusk during the winter doesn't do it justice.
Also it's crazy experience so I'd take food with me. I did find a netto within walking distance of Reykjavik city centre which was significantly cheaper than the shops in the centre.
Wife loves iceland - My view is Blue lagoon is a rip off and the ice landers are humourless non-smiling Scandinavians... If you hire a car expect to receive the inquisition...
TiscaliSurvivor19/01/2020 17:25

Wife loves iceland - My view is Blue lagoon is a rip off and the ice …Wife loves iceland - My view is Blue lagoon is a rip off and the ice landers are humourless non-smiling Scandinavians... If you hire a car expect to receive the inquisition...


I didn't visit Blue Lagoon due to the price. It does seem overpriced considering Iceland is littered with geothermal pools, many of which are free.

During my stay I found Icelanders to be very friendly. 99% of whom spoke excellent English (English is a mandatory subject in their schools).

Just get about by bus! They run late into the evening, often until midnight, and there are also frequent internal flights between Reykjavik and Akureyri - if you were to want to visit Iceland's second largest populated area.

Akureyri is actually on my bucket list, and I will go there in the next year or so
I went in November last year and took a northern lights tour, I had hired a car though so I wish I had just driven to the Thingvellir national park on my own instead of paying for the excursion, luckily I managed to see the lights on my first night there so can't complain too much
wseed19/01/2020 17:14

I too went to try and see the northern lights and much as I'd loved to see …I too went to try and see the northern lights and much as I'd loved to see them still I think next time I visit Iceland it will be during the summer months. Stunning place and the 4 hours dusk during the winter doesn't do it justice.Also it's crazy experience so I'd take food with me. I did find a netto within walking distance of Reykjavik city centre which was significantly cheaper than the shops in the centre.


Bonus and Netto were my preferred supermarkets while over there. They were very much like Aldi and Lidl over here.

The supermarket 10-11 was grossly extortionate, and Hagkaup wasn't far off either.

Kronan was middle-of-the-road; a bit like Tesco really.

Eating out, I just stuck with Subway every day. All of the franchises had English menus and were fairly priced since I visited when they had an offer on a footlong and a drink for 1099 ISK. That's just under £7. If the offer wasn't on, it would have been £12 for the same meal.
One thing to note for a short visit is that return flights to the UK seem to leave ridiculously early in the morning so your last day probably won't give you any time in Iceland at all apart from at the airport
The more sunspots the more chance of the NL especially if theres a big sunspot that goes CME coronal mass ejection then you’ll get a display. Space weather and the solar wind are here for you to enjoy plus forecasts; aurora-service.eu/aur…st/
I judge the cost of somewhere on how much you’ll pay for a pint of lager in a city centre bar........anyone with any feedback who’s been what this costs?
nice and cheap trip but that where a visit to Iceland ends. £8.50 for a pint over £10 for a burger.
if you do go download the app appyhour tells you which pub has happy hour on.
Glesgabear20/01/2020 20:20

I judge the cost of somewhere on how much you’ll pay for a pint of lager i …I judge the cost of somewhere on how much you’ll pay for a pint of lager in a city centre bar........anyone with any feedback who’s been what this costs?


You've asked the right guy here. I love a pint. A little too much, perhaps.

I won't write everything out again, but I'll copy and paste an extract of what I wrote a little while back detailing my entire experience in Iceland:

- Booze

Is very, very expensive. A full price pint in an average pub will cost you just under £8.50. But if you like a drink, download the Appy Hour app which lists the times of every pub's Happy Hour. Pubs in Iceland all have Happy Hours lasting between 2 hours and all day, depending on the pub. Happy Hour pints are priced much less than regular pints and you can get a pint of decent strength lager (4.5%+) for around £4.50 max depending on the pub. Also download the Icelandic Coupons app for discounts in selected pubs, bars and restaurants. Unlock all offers by putting the code HOTELS into the app.

Fancy a drink in your hotel room? Go to Vinbudin (the official government owned retail store that's allowed to sell alcohol) to buy some bevvies. You cannot buy alcohol in any supermarket or corner shop. Vinbudin closes at 6pm in most areas. Cans of lager (and other drinks) are expensive when compared to our prices but are still a lot cheaper than the pubs. A can of average 4.5% lager is just under £2.50 in Vinbudin. They don't do multi-buy offers or discounts on multipacks. Every product sold in Vinbudin is sold in singles. So if you brought a slab of lager up to the tills, the cashier won't open the box but will charge you for each bottle or can in the case individually.

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So to conclude on this, beer is pricey over there but as long as you're prepared to pop into Vinbudin for a few bevvies to drink before going out/after getting back to your hotel, and keep a close eye on each pub's Happy Hour times, it isn't that bad.

I liked the following bars/pubs:

The English Pub
The Drunk Rabbit
The Irishman Pub
The Dubliner
The American Bar

Not in any order.

The American Bar was the priciest. Great atmosphere.

The Dubliner had the longest, cheapest Happy Hours and cheapest drinks when Happy Hour wasn't on, but beware - it's a bit of a dive!

The Irishman Pub was spotlessly clean and the staff were most friendly indeed. Lovely calm and quiet atmosphere. Average prices. Perhaps my favourite pub there.

The English Pub was like a typical English Pub. Sky Sports, darts, etc. Average to high pricing outside of Happy Hour.

The Drunk Rabbit is a small Irish bar, very clean, friendly staff and average to low prices.

Hope this helps!

P. S. I also visited a few more bars like Bravó and Bast**d, but I didn't think much of them. Bravo was far too small and Bast**d was extremely expensive and full of hipsters. Nice enough place though. And yes, the Bast**d bar was spelt exactly as is, with the A and R!
Edited by: "preecey" 20th Jan
preecey20/01/2020 20:52

You've asked the right guy here. I love a pint. A little too much, …You've asked the right guy here. I love a pint. A little too much, perhaps.I won't write everything out again, but I'll copy and paste an extract of what I wrote a little while back detailing my entire experience in Iceland: - BoozeIs very, very expensive. A full price pint in an average pub will cost you just under £8.50. But if you like a drink, download the Appy Hour app which lists the times of every pub's Happy Hour. Pubs in Iceland all have Happy Hours lasting between 2 hours and all day, depending on the pub. Happy Hour pints are priced much less than regular pints and you can get a pint of decent strength lager (4.5%+) for around £4.50 max depending on the pub. Also download the Icelandic Coupons app for discounts in selected pubs, bars and restaurants. Unlock all offers by putting the code HOTELS into the app.Fancy a drink in your hotel room? Go to Vinbudin (the official government owned retail store that's allowed to sell alcohol) to buy some bevvies. You cannot buy alcohol in any supermarket or corner shop. Vinbudin closes at 6pm in most areas. Cans of lager (and other drinks) are expensive when compared to our prices but are still a lot cheaper than the pubs. A can of average 4.5% lager is just under £2.50 in Vinbudin. They don't do multi-buy offers or discounts on multipacks. Every product sold in Vinbudin is sold in singles. So if you brought a slab of lager up to the tills, the cashier won't open the box but will charge you for each bottle or can in the case individually.---So to conclude on this, beer is pricey over there but as long as you're prepared to pop into Vinbudin for a few bevvies to drink before going out/after getting back to your hotel, and keep a close eye on each pub's Happy Hour times, it isn't that bad. I liked the following bars/pubs:The English PubThe Drunk RabbitThe Irishman PubThe DublinerThe American BarNot in any order.The American Bar was the priciest. Great atmosphere.The Dubliner had the longest, cheapest Happy Hours and cheapest drinks when Happy Hour wasn't on, but beware - it's a bit of a dive!The Irishman Pub was spotlessly clean and the staff were most friendly indeed. Lovely calm and quiet atmosphere. Average prices. Perhaps my favourite pub there.The English Pub was like a typical English Pub. Sky Sports, darts, etc. Average to high pricing outside of Happy Hour.The Drunk Rabbit is a small Irish bar, very clean, friendly staff and average to low prices.Hope this helps! P. S. I also visited a few more bars like Bravó and Bast**d, but I didn't think much of them. Bravo was far too small and Bast**d was extremely expensive and full of hipsters. Nice enough place though. And yes, the Bast**d bar was spelt exactly as is, with the A and R!


Fantastic detail and very, very useful for which I’m very grateful!
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