Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks launches trips to Iceland from Newcastle

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks launches trips to Iceland from Newcastle

Customers in the North East have the choice of either a three-night midweek or four-night weekend trip to this increasingly popular destination.

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 by award-winning Jet2.com on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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 from Newcastle Airport 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.”

A selection of Iceland Highlights:

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.

Reykjavik

Iceland’s biggest city, Reykjavik 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 Reykjavik has a vibrant nightlife and a range of restaurants which will leave you spoiled for choice.

Published: 20 July 2018

Article by Ellen McGann
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