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We might grumble about the colder parts of the year but only because we are not very good at doing it right in Scotland.
By contrast, Iceland is an expert when it comes to the winter time. There is a clue in the name…
This unique volcanic island is a compelling destination for memorable breaks.
Today’s Big Deal whisks you off for a three night stay in a magical land of thermal baths, the Northern Lights, geysers, volcanoes and whale-watching tours.
Valid for departures until the 23rd March 2020, this Big Deal would be perfect for an adventurous autumn or winter break.
It would also make for a generous and romantic present.
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 three nights room only accommodation, based on two sharing a standard twin room, in the 3 star Arctic Comfort Hotel.
The city breaks are for three nights, flying out from Edinburgh airport. Departure dates available for this offer are:
2nd, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 30th November 2019
7th, 12th, 14th, 28th December
6th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th January 2020
1st, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 13th (limited), 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th February
2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 14th 16th, 19th, 21st, 23rd March
Outbound flights depart at 13:55, arriving at 16:25. Inbound flights depart at 19:45, arriving at 22:00.
Glasgow departures are available, subject to an extra flight surcharge. Please enquire directly.
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. Edited for length, these recent are reviews on TripAdvisor:
‘Good hotel… The room and bathroom were clean and the room had not only tea/coffee making facilities but a fridge to store your items… The staff were friendly and very helpful… Would we stay here again – yes. Not the most luxurious but it was sufficient as a base to see this great country…’
‘I am very happy with my stay, overall. My room was large by European standards, clean, and comfortable… staff were all very accommodating and polite. The hotel provides everything you need in the way of amenities… It is a bit of a distance away from the heart of the city (about a 30-35 minute walk through a safe but mainly commercial and industrial area), but there is a bus stop within a ten minute walk… that will have you into the heart of the city within five minutes… Also, airport bus and tours all pick up and drop off directly from here… I would happily stay here again.’
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.
This offer would make a unforgettable gift.
Winter slush on Sauchiehall Street or four nights in the land of fire and ice?