Iceland Northern Lights break, Grand Hotel Reykjavik, Iceland - save 29%
Start work on your bucket list with this offer, which gives you the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular phenomena in the natural world. You'll...... more
Start work on your bucket list with this offer, which gives you the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular phenomena in the natural world. You'll have the chance to experience the Northern Lights and Golden Circle with our three-night break in Reykjavik - the world's northernmost capital city.The four-star Grand Hotel Reykjavik is Iceland's biggest hotel and boasts slick modern interiors with lofty ceilings and stylish bedrooms. Just a couple of kilometres from the city centre and offering a free shuttle service into town, it's a great base for exploring Reykjavik. You'll have the use of a fully gym and a spa which boasts a hot tub and sauna and offers a selection of massages and beauty treatments. Iceland has long been known as one of the best places in the world to see some of nature's most dramatic phenomena. This offer includes the possibility of seeing the spectacular technicolour of the Northern Lights. You'll also get the opportunity of joining the 300 kilometre round trip known as the 'Golden Circle' - which takes you to the tectonic rift valley of Thingvellir, the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall and the huge geysers of the Haukadalur geothermal valley - as well as having the chance to visit the mineral rich pools of the BlueLagoon in the Grindavik lava field. This offer is for three nights' accommodation in a Superior room in the Grand Hotel Reykjavik on a bed and breakfast basis. You have the option of including just the Northern Lights excursion or of also going on the Golden Circle trip and visiting the BlueLagoon as well. Flights are included as well as shared transfers.
The Golden Circle: Gullfoss - Geysir - Žingvellir, Iceland 1:200.000 topographic touring map - FERDAKORT MAPS
The Golden Circle map from Iceland's topographic survey organization shows the famous sites in country's most visited area, within easy reach from Reykjavik:...... more
The Golden Circle map from Iceland's topographic survey organization shows the famous sites in country's most visited area, within easy reach from Reykjavik: Žingvellir National Park, the BlueLagoon, Gullfoss waterfalls and Geysir hot springs. The map presents the area's road network, including unmaintained tracks, and indicates locations of fuel stations and fords across local rivers. The four main sites are prominently marked and a range of symbols highlight other places of interest and various facilities, including hotels and pensions, huts and lodges, campsites, emergency shelters, sport and recreational facilities, etc. The base map is contoured and carries an exceptional amount of topographic information shown by colouring and/or graphics, vegetation, lava zones, marshland and swamps, etc. Latitude lines are drawn at 15' intervals, with longitude at 20'. Map legend and brief descriptions of the four main sites include English. Since the administrative changes at the Icelandic survey organization, Landmęlingar Islands, the maps now show the brand name Feršakort.
Advantages: Refreshing, tastes lovely ice cold, cheap Disadvantages: Not the same as my favourite blue lagoon mix
...I enjoy a drink in the evening after putting my daughter to bed. I don't go out often and this is the next best thing. Nothing better than sitting down with a drink and rubbish tv or a film. Blue lagoon is my cocktail of choice when I do manage to get a night out and when I spotted this in my local Asda I decided to give it a try.
Caribbean twist is available to buy from Asda either in store...
Advantages: Endearing, Captivating, Stunninig scenery, Disadvantages: Some missing links,
...for being boring and too fake I remained on the side of appreciating it for what it was and really enjoyed watching it.
I had not seen The Blue Lagoon for many years but remembered it fondly so when I saw it online to buy at a bargain price tag I could hardly refuse, I looked forward to watching one of my favourite 80s movies again after so long, and was curious to find out if I still felt the same...
Advantages: Efficiently run and state-of-the-art Disadvantages: Expensive, subject to the weather
...a nearby geothermal power plant, and is then fed into the lagoon.
I booked my trip before I went via the Icelandair website, alongside my flights, hotel and other excursions. However it's also possible to book once you're in Iceland. The trip was run by Reykjavik Excursions but other companies also run tours here. My tour cost approximately £50 and this included entry to the Blue Lagoon and travel from...