*January 2015*  Iceland, Nothern Lights - £131pp for 5 Nights including Flights & Hotel (various options from Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh &  London) @ Easyjet/Travel Republic
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*January 2015* Iceland, Nothern Lights - £131pp for 5 Nights including Flights & Hotel (various options from Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh & London) @ Easyjet/Travel Republic

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Found 11th Apr 2014
Here are some ideas to help you put together a cheap break to Reykjavik, Iceland to see the Northern Lights in January 2015.

Using Flights over at Easyjet and Accommodation over at Travel Republic (book your flights via Travel Republic for a coupe of quid extra to include ATOL Protection)

There are various flights available throughout January and no doubt other months too.

Flying from Bristol from from £63pp return.

Flying from Manchester from £71 return

Flying from Edinburgh from £71 return

Flying from Luton from £89 return

(see lots of examples below of various dates from all the above airports in comments boxes) << note what you see is not a complete list but a few examples of flights and hotels make sure you check to find the right choices for you.

Remember that Easyjet do not have any weight restrictions on their cabin luggage so you can really make the most of this ensuring that you keep within their size restrictions.

Here is an example:

5 Night Break including Hotel & Flights:
£262.76 per Couple flying from Bristol on 22nd January - 27th January 2014. Note that transfers are not included but you can add them on for about £30pp. I have not been to Iceland so I am going to leave that up to you to arrange as you may be more in the know than me.

Summary of bookings
Arctic Comfort Vik Hotel
Reykjavik
3 Star Hotel

Sidumuli 19, Reykjavik
Check-In:
Thursday, 22 January 2015
Check-Out:
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Outbound Flight
Thu 22 Jan 2015
07:30 - 10:25 (2 hours 55 minutes) 6001
Bristol - Reykjavik (Keflavik)
Return Flight
Tue 27 Jan 2015
11:00 - 13:55 (2 hours 55 minutes) 6002
Reykjavik (Keflavik) - Bristol
Cost of bookings

The price shown includes all UK airport taxes and aviation security levy.
Description Price Quantity Total
Room 1: Twin Room (Without Breakfast), Room Only (2 Adults) £138.60 1 £138.60
Room 1 DISCOUNT -£12.60 1 -£12.60
Adult Return Ticket £42.98 2 £85.96
Taxes Fees and Charges £22.90 2 £45.80
Travel Republic ATOL Protection Contribution £2.50 2 £5.00
Airline Failure Protection Insurance £0.00 2 £0.00
Total £262.76

There are various grades of accommodation available to suit your taste/requirements and here is an example.

117 Comments

Original Poster


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Edited by: "SunshineStacey" 11th Apr 2014

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Thanks Lyssie for this great info on Transfer Shuttles.


Lyssie:


Hey Stacey, the official airport shuttle has two options, flybus (from £10.40 for a single) and flysbus+ (from £13.35 for a single). The first takes you to the bus station in the centre of the city and the latter takes you to your hotel. This is probably the most economical option, if your hotel does not include a shuttle:

re.is/flybus
Edited by: "SunshineStacey" 11th Apr 2014

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Edited by: "SunshineStacey" 11th Apr 2014

Good evening Stacey, lots of hot holiday posts. Hope you are well.

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Chanchi32

Good evening Stacey, lots of hot holiday posts. Hope you are well.



Hey Chanchi, Im very good thanks, you have quite an eye for a blinder yourself

hows you? xxx

SunshineStacey

Hey Chanchi, Im very good thanks, you have quite an eye for a blinder … Hey Chanchi, Im very good thanks, you have quite an eye for a blinder yourself hows you? xxx



Okay thanks, glad its Friday I should go to sleep as I need to get up for work in the morning. Good night

Wow, £6355 from Bristol! ;-)

Good deal, tempted from Edinburgh.

Can you reserve or you have to book and pay? Thanks

Does anyone know what Iceland is like in Jan? Freezing I suspect, but still doable?

always fancied a visit to iceland. this could be the trip.

annagrant1986

Does anyone know what Iceland is like in Jan? Freezing I suspect, but … Does anyone know what Iceland is like in Jan? Freezing I suspect, but still doable?



Cold cold cold. And too cloudy for the Northern Lights in the main.

Coupled with 4 hours of daylight it will make for a great holiday.

Went to Iceland this year in January, for four nights, paid about 320 pp which included flights, transfers and 3 star hotel.
We stayed in the Fosse hotel which was basic but quite nice and the staff were great.
We did the northern lights on two separate nights, we saw them a bit both nights, but nothing spectacular.
It didn't detract from the overall experience, the town is a great place, plenty of places to eat and drink. Ate and drink plenty we did! Food isn't cheap but most places were really nice so the price wasn't that bad, you won't find Whetherspoons but there are places you can eat for 10-15 pound meals excluding drinks. Drinks are noticeably dearer then the UK.
Currency has to be ordered to the UK, due to short supply. A couple of our group got their currency exchange in the bank with their pounds sterling.
Best option is to get the Halifax Clarity credit card which allows free cash withdrawals from ATMs, great conversion and easy to keep track. the majority of places as you'd expect accept Mastercard, Visa etc.

We also did the Blue Lagoon, Geysirs, museum visit and town and harbour exploration.
It wasn't as cold as I'd expected, probably bought too many thermals! None of us bargained for there being so much ice on the ground, perhaps naively! If you are exploring I'd recommend good boots and maybe some attachments to deal with ice. The town centre was largely fine though ice wise.
Hope this helps someway for people considering going, I want to go back and I'm not bothered if I see the lights as there's so much to do.

To clarify it is the Halifax Clarity card you want for use abroad.

Edited by: "JayJaz" 12th Apr 2014

I really want to see the lights - is this trip worth it or is it hit and miss wherever / whenever you go?

Didn't actually realise that flight to Iceland were so cheap when they are first released. Would march be a better time to go? Iceland is on my must list and I'm desperate to go soon, can anyone advise on the best time to visit? I would like to see the Northern Lights, Blue Lagoon, glaciers/volcanic stuff and ideally a whale spotting boat trip (are the earlier months better for whale migration? I seem to remember they are). Any advice would be so gratefully received. Thanks.

I'll go if the Sugarcubes agree to show me around.

Magga, especially.

We went in march last year and only saw the northern lights faintly. However weather was nice with sunny days, but still chilly. We just went to the bank in reykjavik when we got there and exchanged money which wasn't a bad rate.

zorbathegeek

I'll go if the Sugarcubes agree to show me around. Magga, especially.

I'm sure Iceland have a reciprocal agreement to the one found in the UK, whereby pop stars and other media celebs are duty-bound to show tourists around.

You are a star! Booked my flights last night!

£72 each (with pre booked seats from Manchester!)

Thanks for the hints with accommodation - that was my next stop!

annagrant1986

Didn't actually realise that flight to Iceland were so cheap when they … Didn't actually realise that flight to Iceland were so cheap when they are first released. Would march be a better time to go? Iceland is on my must list and I'm desperate to go soon, can anyone advise on the best time to visit? I would like to see the Northern Lights, Blue Lagoon, glaciers/volcanic stuff and ideally a whale spotting boat trip (are the earlier months better for whale migration? I seem to remember they are). Any advice would be so gratefully received. Thanks.



To be honest, you should bin off the idea of going to Iceland to see the Northern Lights. It's never been a good place to reliably see them and if you go at the time of year when it is necessary to see them you'll compromise by having bad weather and short daylight.

Go in late spring or early summer and you'll have a much better time in a beautiful country.

Bad month to try and see northern lights. This deal is colder than Iceland in January.

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annagrant1986

Does anyone know what Iceland is like in Jan? Freezing I suspect, but … Does anyone know what Iceland is like in Jan? Freezing I suspect, but still doable?

maddoglewis

Bad month to try and see northern lights. This deal is colder than … Bad month to try and see northern lights. This deal is colder than Iceland in January.






How very strange, because all the experts say the best time to go is between September and March?

SunshineStacey

How very strange, because all the experts say the best time to go is … How very strange, because all the experts say the best time to go is between September and March?



I've been to Iceland in November. I've been to Iceland in April. I've been to Iceland in July.

I think that makes me more qualified that an "expert" to comment on when is the best time to go.

Comments on a country are not necessarily criticism of your deal. On the whole, it is better than most of your "deals", but I still would not recommend anyone goes to Iceland in January if they haven't been before.


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davester2k

I've been to Iceland in November. I've been to Iceland in April. I've … I've been to Iceland in November. I've been to Iceland in April. I've been to Iceland in July.I think that makes me more qualified that an "expert" to comment on when is the best time to go.Comments on a country are not necessarily criticism of your deal. On the whole, it is better than most of your "deals", but I still would not recommend anyone goes to Iceland in January if they haven't been before.



So you havent been in January then?

Good deal as ever Stacey but note Resorthoppa want £64p/p for private transfer to city centre,anyone spotted a cheaper means?

davester2k

I've been to Iceland in November. I've been to Iceland in April. I've … I've been to Iceland in November. I've been to Iceland in April. I've been to Iceland in July.I think that makes me more qualified that an "expert" to comment on when is the best time to go.Comments on a country are not necessarily criticism of your deal. On the whole, it is better than most of your "deals", but I still would not recommend anyone goes to Iceland in January if they haven't been before.

I read your comment, and admittedly laughed to myself. So you've been to Iceland 3 months of the year and consider yourself more knowledgeable than an expert. Haha. Oh my goodness.

davester2k

I've been to Iceland in November. I've been to Iceland in April. I've … I've been to Iceland in November. I've been to Iceland in April. I've been to Iceland in July.I think that makes me more qualified that an "expert" to comment on when is the best time to go.Comments on a country are not necessarily criticism of your deal. On the whole, it is better than most of your "deals", but I still would not recommend anyone goes to Iceland in January if they haven't been before.





I think I'd rather live with Stacey's "deals" as you make out, most times...... than an expert who has been to an island in three different months.

I too have been to Majorca on numerous different occasions over the years in probably half the months of the year and I know I'm no expert!

Keep them coming Stacey!

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cjhilton49

Good deal as ever Stacey but note Resorthoppa want £64p/p for private … Good deal as ever Stacey but note Resorthoppa want £64p/p for private transfer to city centre,anyone spotted a cheaper means?



some hotels offer free airport shuttles, look out for those!

mumtozm

I read your comment, and admittedly laughed to myself. So you've been to … I read your comment, and admittedly laughed to myself. So you've been to Iceland 3 months of the year and consider yourself more knowledgeable than an expert. Haha. Oh my goodness.



I should imagine that most "experts" will be writing their piece with a view to selling holidays when no-one goes.

The fact it's more expensive in the summer suggests to me that is the best time to go.

There's something very mucky about this little Sunshine Stacey cult that's started up here.

Thanks SunshineStacey much appreciated need to try and find a flight from newcastle

davester2k

I should imagine that most "experts" will be writing their piece with a … I should imagine that most "experts" will be writing their piece with a view to selling holidays when no-one goes.The fact it's more expensive in the summer suggests to me that is the best time to go.There's something very mucky about this little Sunshine Stacey cult that's started up here.

Nothing to do with the fact that there is a 6 week school break in the summer. Sunshine Stacey cult? Are you ok?
Edited by: "Mumtotmz" 11th Apr 2014

Why are folks getting so hot and bothered about Stacey's deals? If they are useful to you, great. If not, no problem. Personally, I think it's fantastic that Stacey puts in such efforts. But then I am not prone to jealousy!

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mumtozm

Nothing to do with the fact that there is a 6 week school break in the … Nothing to do with the fact that there is a 6 week school break in the summer.



I have never heard anyone suggest going in the summer before due to the short dark nights? bizzare

SunshineStacey

I have never heard anyone suggest going in the summer before due to the … I have never heard anyone suggest going in the summer before due to the short dark nights? bizzare

But he must be right. He's been once in November, once in April and once in July! ;-P

Hey Stacey, the official airport shuttle has two options, flybus (from £10.40 for a single) and flysbus+ (from £13.35 for a single). The first takes you to the bus station in the centre of the city and the latter takes you to your hotel. This is probably the most economical option, if your hotel does not include a shuttle:

re.is/flybus

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Lyssie

Hey Stacey, the official airport shuttle has two options, flybus (from … Hey Stacey, the official airport shuttle has two options, flybus (from £10.40 for a single) and flysbus+ (from £13.35 for a single). The first takes you to the bus station in the centre of the city and the latter takes you to your hotel. This is probably the most economical option, if your hotel does not include a shuttle:https://www.re.is/flybus



great stuff thanks for that info I am sure it will help someone I will cut n paste it into one of the spare comment boxes at the top of the thread x

SunshineStacey

I have never heard anyone suggest going in the summer before due to the … I have never heard anyone suggest going in the summer before due to the short dark nights? bizzare



TBH, I'm going at the end of May and super looking forward to extra long days! We're visiting friends and I hear that driving around the countryside is wonderful with stuff in bloom. I went before in early November (2010) and it was also lovely then, but stark.

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mumtozm

But he must be right. He's been once in November, once in April and once … But he must be right. He's been once in November, once in April and once in July! ;-P



yeah and just think - one day when hes sitting in his garden and a SunshineStacey Plane flies overhead he can sit back and say "I once cyber bullied her" and feel really proud

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Lyssie

TBH, I'm going at the end of May and super looking forward to extra long … TBH, I'm going at the end of May and super looking forward to extra long days! We're visiting friends and I hear that driving around the countryside is wonderful with stuff in bloom. I went before in early November (2010) and it was also lovely then, but stark.




That sound lovely!!! I hope you have the most amazing time Im a bit jealous truth be told xxxxx

Edited by: "SunshineStacey" 11th Apr 2014

SunshineStacey

yeah and just think - one day when hes sitting in his garden and a … yeah and just think - one day when hes sitting in his garden and a SunshineStacey Plane flies overhead he can sit back and say "I once cyber bullied her" and feel really proud



That is my favourite internet post ever.
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