With Game of Thrones back on our screens, expect a sudden surge in popularity for the stark landscapes of the frozen north, played to perfection by cast regular Iceland.
This unique volcanic island is a compelling destination for memorable breaks. Today’s Big Deal whisks you off to a magical land of thermal baths, the Northern Lights, geysers, volcanoes and whale-watching tours, for a four night stay.
The Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you to Reykjavik, a quirky, stylish and fashion-conscious city surrounded by dramatic volcanic landscapes.
The Big Deal offers return flights with EasyJet from Edinburgh with cabin luggage allowance and four nights room only accommodation, based on two sharing a standard twin room, in the 3 star Arctic Comfort Hotel.
The city breaks are for four nights, flying out from Edinburgh airport. Departure dates available for this offer are:
29th, 31st October
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November
7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 28th, 30th January
4th, 6th, 25th, 27th February
4th, 6th, 10th, 13th, 18th, 20th March
Sunday outbound flights depart at 18:00, arriving at 20:25. Inbound flights depart on Thursdays at 19:35, arriving at 21:50.
Tuesday outbound flights depart at 16:30, arriving at 18:55. Inbound flights depart Saturdays at 16:30, arriving at 18:45.
The simple, modern 3 star Arctic Comfort Hotel is situated a short bus ride from the centre of Reykjavik, handy for the island’s largest shopping centre Kringlan and the main park the Laugardalur, with its zoo, hot springs and indoor ice-skating rink.
Spacious guest rooms feature fridge, TV, ensuite bathrooms with shower and free Wifi.
There are a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants nearby for dining and breakfast.
Depending on the dates and weather conditions for your trip, it might be possible to view the Northern Lights, with guided bus tours and boat tours. If conditions are in your favour, this could be an unforgettable experience.
Iceland has a wealth of natural attractions. Ask hotel staff about tours and itineraries or plan your own excursions. Favourite tourist activities include the Blue Lagoon, the hot springs, and the geothermal baths of Gullfoss, Geysir and the sites featured in Game of Thrones.
Whale watching trips are available from Reykjavik, although again are subject to weather conditions.
Nightlife is abundant in Reykjavik, a city that manages to be both achingly trendy and warmly hospitable at the same time.
The Arctic Comfort Hotel is a popular option with visitors to Reykjavik. Recent reviews on TripAdvisor offer plenty of positive feedback:
‘The room was everything you need it to be, clean, comfy and spacious.’
‘The staff were very friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful. Rooms were clean and had all amenities needed for a comfortable stay.’
Today’s Big Deal getaway to Iceland takes you to an otherworldly environment that offers a refreshing contrast to most European city breaks.
With all the dramatic natural attractions of this unique destination, this four night adventure in the beautiful north whisks you off to a world of fantastic landscapes and unforgettable experiences.
With a wide range of dates available, book yourself a visit to a winter wonderland.