Better rating than British airways on skytrack. I thought they were brilliant last time I used them
Check the reviews. Not an isolated incident. I played the luggage lottery with them even knowing about the reviews and I lost. (mad)
Is this their standard practice of jsut a one of incident related to you?
Avoid!!! They’ll hold your luggage in Iceland and send it back to your destination whenever it suits them. Poor customer service. Much worse than Ryanair or any other low cost airlines
Sadly BA have been rubbish for some time now. When I lived in the US they were the best by some margin but a recent experience with them to Florida confirmed the stories - dreadful! Wasn't cheap either.
Apply for a student loan :D
Use it! ;) Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer - as the saying goes! Search for carriers/sights that do student prices
What's the next step after getting NUS card? I already have one.
Thanks, that's good info on the student discounts. I'm visiting a friend who lives in Edmonton, then going by train to Vancouver etc. so not a random choice. Like most deals, they're only a bargain if you need them!
Good price for you if you're wanting to get to Canada and aren't fussed where, but trust me - there's VERY little to do in Edmonton, so you'll be factoring in internal flights to get elsewhere. As for the rest of us, no idea how much it costs to get up to Aberdeen. Another option is to look up the heavily discounted online learning courses that show up on here every now and again and buy one of those so that you can get a genuine NUS student card. I did that and got a return flight to Vancouver from Manchester a couple of weeks before Christmas for £480. Yeah it's a bit of work (not much) but it gives you lots of cheap options and it's a way to get student discounts by working the system, not cheating anyone ;) Not voting either way.
Thanks, looks amazing and not as expensive as i expected.
Where and what hotel is this?
I went last March and stayed at the Leifur Ericsson, and agree with the previous posters. It's clean, friendly, excellent location, and the free drinks area is a brill way of swopping stories, good restaurants, even photos (we deleted ours and someone else kindly donated theirs). It's also near good restaurants in several price brackets. We saw the Lights from our table while having dinner on our last night: what a bonus. Oh, and we paid £399 for 4 nights from Manchester (£399 for 3 nights).
Where is this place? Looks amazing!
Renting cars in Iceland can be expensive. We used http://www.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).
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 :p 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! :D 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!
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 :)
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!!!
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.
Sterling Airways, an Icelandic Airline went bust a couple of days ago, not sure if they are linked.
Perhaps the card companies have pulled their merchant status 'cos they're worried they'll go belly up. If that's the case then they WILL go belly up.
has anybody tried booking this deal. just doesn't work for me... keeps telling me that my credit limit has reached the maimum. I have tried three different cards and got work colleagues to try and book as well. They are also experiencing the same problem. Shame as I really wanted to take advantage of this great offer.
couldn't agree more, its almost a certainty that almost all Icelandic companies will be gone by Christmas, so only go for this is you love paperwork. its a shame, as its somewhere i really wanted to visit.