Travellers in the south-east of England seeking cheap flights to Iceland next year will have extra choice from March 2012, after budget airline easyJet announced a new route to Reykjavik from London Luton Airport.
The new service will begin on 27 March next year and will operate thrice-weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and tickets will be on sale from tomorrow.
It is the carrier’s first route to Iceland from Britain and UK director Paul Simmons believes that the new service will give a boost to both leisure and business travellers who wish to travel to Iceland, saying: “It is hugely exciting to be able to offer easyJet flights to Iceland for the very first time. Our new route will not only be attractive for business travellers, but also for those looking for culture-rich city breaks or adventurous travellers looking for unrivalled scenery and activities.”
The new flights will land at Keflavik International Airport in the Icelandic capital, giving immediate access to this fascinating city with its busy night-life, top-class restaurants, museums and art galleries – all set against a background of snow-topped mountains.
One of the major reasons for cheap holidays in Iceland, however, is to experience the country’s startling natural beauty. Iceland is famous for its incredible glaciers, hot springs, geysers and lagoons – which can be enjoyed over the summer months during its 22 hours of daylight.
Recently, National Geographic Traveler Magazine listed Iceland as one of its its top destinations for adventurous holidays in 2012, citing its “knife-cut valleys, gargantuan fjords and monumental cliffs,” plus the cultural and architectural delights of Reykjavik itself.
Other popular attractions for people on their holidays in Iceland include whale-watching, and a trip further north to observe the ethereal and electrifying Northern Lights.