Reykjavik, Iceland with Optional Northern Lights or Game of Thrones Tour, 2 Nights, London Flights in Jan 2018 £119 @Gogroopie
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Reykjavik, Iceland with Optional Northern Lights or Game of Thrones Tour, 2 Nights, London Flights in Jan 2018 £119 @Gogroopie

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Found 13th Aug 2017
Had this awesome looking and very cheap 2 night Iceland break in my inbox, and I remember there was a similar Northern Lights thread last week that caught my eye!

Flying from Luton, Gatwick, Stansted or Manchester with a choice of Hotel staying at either

It does have an option for a Northern lights tour at £52pp but I'd be booking this one on Viator which is much cheaper:

also thought this game of thrones tour that looks a must for any GoT fan:
(its pricey £97 but has great reviews and is very on trend!)

Highlights of the GoT tour:
6-hour tour of Game of Thrones filming locations from Reykjavik, led by an expert guide Visit famous Iceland locations that have featured in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones Explore the White Walkers’ stomping ground at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site Soak up the incredible Lake Thingvallavatn scenery that acts as a backdrop to Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station See Thjorsárdalur valley and head to the site where a village was massacred by the Wildlings Hear stories about the popular show, based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels

Either way I'd probably book the tour separately as they tend to be cheaper.

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Any idea what time the flights are (can't see them on my mobile).
greencode19 m ago

Any idea what time the flights are (can't see them on my mobile).


Flight times are never mentioned on these deals, but I looked on Skyscanner for a couple of the lead dates a bit earlier and Easyjet seem to run 2 main flights out of Luton at 0745 (arrives at 1100 local) and 1400 (arrives 1700). Return flight seems to be either 1745 or 1935 (add 3 hours for arrival time). I haven't checked other airports sorry!
I did this a few years ago. Great place, well worth a visit. But be warned one reason it is cheaper at this time of year is because daylight is limited. Only about 3-4 hours a day from memory...
pffffft1 h, 22 m ago

I did this a few years ago. Great place, well worth a visit. But be warned …I did this a few years ago. Great place, well worth a visit. But be warned one reason it is cheaper at this time of year is because daylight is limited. Only about 3-4 hours a day from memory...

Sorry, you got mixed up. This time of year there is very little night in fact in June the sun doesn't set, it just gets a bit dimmer at night. I wouldn't bother with the Northern lights tour unless you can book it for September/October to April, it's too bright any other time of year!


Edit... Just reread the post and see it's for January, in which case you are correct and I apologise. But for anyone wanting to see the Northern Lights, the information about going in September/October to April is correct!
Edited by: "mrty" 13th Aug 2017
The deal is for January 2018 so it's going to be dark
Northern lights weren't that good when I went last January. Problem is that solar activity is at a minimum right now so you can barely see more than a slight green tint. The pictures I got on my phone were ten times better than what I saw with my eyes. Plus at 2am in January, Iceland is insanely cold.

However I adored Iceland as a country and would definitely visit again.
Edited by: "Optimus_Toaster" 14th Aug 2017
We had three trips out to see the Northern Lights but didn't get lucky. Book your trip with a tour operator, such as Grey Line, where you can re-book your NL excursion if you dont get to see them the first time around.
Don't go expecting to see the lights - you might get lucky but they are on their downward cycle at the moment if memory serves
We went last February. It was unseasonably warm (7 or 8 degrees C) so we didn't freeze, and even saw the lights though as Optimus_Toaster says above they were a bit dim and it gets cold at night. Brilliant trip over all and we would definitely go back again (despite the high prices for just about everything). Blue Lagoon was great fun too. If you are looking for a sightseeing company I can 100% recommend Reykjavik Sightseeing who were great overall. Much better than the experience we had with the larger company Reykjavik Excursions.
Went last December, was met with a snowstorm that lasted days, effectively rendering our trip rather pointless (and not to mention, dangerous).
Been to Iceland 3 times over the last 6 years, most recently in February and it is definitely getting a lot busier and more expensive. You'll need to book places like blue lagoon reasonably far in advance along with everything else as the huge influx of tourists from the far east mean walking in on the day is over. Those same tourists also like hiring cars and getting stuck in the snow when they stop randomly on the side of the road to take pictures. There's even a big red bus tour and a hard rock cafe now... Still a lovely place to visit though!
Oh great. Was thinking of going to Iceland but it will be full of chavs trying to get selfies at the GOT locations, FFS
DB2k3 h, 31 m ago

Don't go expecting to see the lights - you might get lucky but they are on …Don't go expecting to see the lights - you might get lucky but they are on their downward cycle at the moment if memory serves


Downward cycle?
hellop4nda30 m ago

Went last December, was met with a snowstorm that lasted days, effectively …Went last December, was met with a snowstorm that lasted days, effectively rendering our trip rather pointless (and not to mention, dangerous).


Is that Iceland's fault?
Just putting it out there, I didn't tell anyone to make presumptions based on my experience, did I? Someone hasn't got their tea today have they
No contest has to be Reykjavik.
Arrgh! So want to go, got 2 days to persuade someone else to go. Heat and torment.
I know 2 days isn't long to spend much, but be aware Iceland is very expensive.

I spend more money in 5 days there than I did in 16 days in the Philippines.

Reykjavik is absolutely stunning tho. I would love to go back one day.
Have to agree. The cost of living in Iceland is 67% higher than in the UK so everything is going to be more expensive than here.
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