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LAUNCHED TODAY: Dedicated trips to Iceland and the Northern Lights

Jet2Citybreaks

18th July 2018 • Posted in New Routes, Announcements

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks has today announced a new programme of dedicated trips to Iceland.

Ten once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience this fantastic destination and the spectacular Northern Lights are now on sale for February/March 2019.

Customers from five UK bases (Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle) have the choice of either a three-night midweek or four-night weekend trip to this increasingly popular destination.

This programme gives choice and flexibility for customers wishing to experience everything that Iceland has to offer. Whether it is the cityscape of Reykjavik, the spectacular Northern Lights, or the stunning Golden Circle and its geothermal lagoons, spas and waterfalls, Iceland offers an incredible variety of things for customers to experience and see.

Customers can take their pick from flight-only or package holiday options, with flight-only deals starting from £169 return and package options with Jet2CityBreaks starting from £579*, secured now for a low £60 per person deposit.

Package breaks with Jet2CityBreaks include a guided Northern Lights Tour, flights with Jet2.com including 22kg hold luggage, transfers to and from the airport, as well as a choice of 3 and 4-star hotels in central Reykjavik which provide the perfect base from which to explore. In addition, excursions to the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon are also available to purchase.

All flights to Keflavík International Airport near Reykjavik will be operated on our Boeing 737-800 aircraft, and the full programme is as follows:

  • Glasgow: 4-night weekend trip on 7-11 February 2019 or 3-night midweek break on 11-14 February
  • Newcastle: 4-night weekend trip on 14-18 February 2019 or 3-night midweek break on 18-21 February
  • Leeds Bradford: 4-night weekend trip on 21-25 February 2019 or 3-night midweek break on 25-28 February
  • Manchester: 4-night weekend trip on 28 February-4 March 2019 or 3-night midweek break on 4-7 March
  • Birmingham: 4-night weekend trip on 7-11 March 2019 or 3-night midweek break on 11-14 March

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “Iceland is a destination that is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to its abundance of natural wonders, such as the Northern Lights, Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon. As well as geothermal spas, geysers, natural parks and the incredible Aurora Borealis, Iceland also offers the ultimate city break destination in stylish Reykjavik, which is the world’s northernmost capital.

“This programme of dedicated trips to Iceland gives our customers even more choice for Winter 2019. The beauty of Iceland, coupled with the fantastic benefits available through Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks, means we are confident of a very successful programme.”

Hlynur Sigurdsson, Director of Commercial Operations at Keflavik Airport said: “We at Keflavik Airport extend a welcoming hand to Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks. We are happy to help in making these trips to Iceland a success.”

Here are just some of the Icelandic experiences on offer:

Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to experience this rare and gorgeous solar phenomenon, and February/March is one of the best times to witness them. The most common colour to see is fluorescent green, followed by orange and purple, as well as many shades of red, pink, blue and yellow. Package breaks booked with Jet2CityBreaks come with a guided Northern Lights Tour included, with locations varying depending on weather conditions. Although one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world, seeing this powerful kaleidoscope of shimmering colours cannot be guaranteed.

Golden Circle

With other-worldly and dreamy landscapes, the Golden Circle Tour is one of the highlights of any visit to Iceland. The meeting point of continental plates at Thingvellir National Park, the roaring Gulfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir Geothermal Area all combine to make the Golden Circle a world-renowned trip, and one which can be completed in one day.

Blue Lagoon

One of the most visited attractions in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon was recently named one of the ’25 Wonders of the World’ by National Geographic. The gloriously enchanting Lagoon is a highlight for many visitors, with its beautiful milky-blue opaque water and perfect temperatures making it the ideal place to bathe and relax. As water is continually streaming into the lagoon, all the water is renewed in 48 hours, making sure it stays clean and ideal for skin nourishment.

Reyjkavik

Iceland’s biggest city, Reyjkavik is also the world’s most northerly capital. With over 1,000 years of history and culture, there is a treasure trove of renowned museums and cultural attractions to explore such as Hallgrimskirkja Church and the Harpa Music Hall. If you’re looking for something more up-tempo, then Reyjkavik has a vibrant nightlife and a range of restaurants which will leave you spoiled for choice.

For further information and to book visit www.jet2.com or www.jet2CityBreaks.com

*Based on 2 adults sharing for 3 nights. Price includes flights, hotel, 22kg luggage allowance, resort transfers and Northern Lights excursion.

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