Iceland Holidays

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Andrea Selig

"A stopover in Iceland is a no-brainer if you are catching a regional flight from Manchester or Glasgow. Add up to 7 nights to explore this fascinating country and discover all of its natural beauties."


Reykjavik is now a free stopover option when flying to Denver and, this season, whether you are flying from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester or Glasgow, it is often a cheaper flight option than flying direct! This gives you a chance to experience the blue lagoons, water geysers, northern lights, glaciers and the stunning city itself whilst saving money on travel. Prices in Iceland have reduced by two thirds since the banking crisis making it a much more affordable city break destination.

With flights to Denver via Iceland departing from four UK airports at no additional cost, flying with Icelandair is not only great value but also very convenient. Here’s where they fly from:

  • London Heathrow twice a day
  • London Gatwick 5 times a week
  • Manchester 3 times a week
  • Glasgow 4 times a week

Icelandair also offers a generous 2x23kg baggage allowance for every passenger (with a ski bag and separate boot bag counting as one piece), meaning no additional ski carriage charges.

Recommendations during your stay:

  • Take a Northern Lights Tour (included in your stopover).
  • Relax in the steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa from £50 pp (includes coach transfers and bathing fee).
  • Explore the city with the Reykjavik Grand Excursion, a guided coach and walking tour from £27 pp (3 hours)
  • Visit the glaciers - over 11% land area of the country is covered by glaciers or ice caps - from £110 pp (8-10 hours).
  • Go winter whale watching for an unforgettable adventure at sea from £43 pp (3-4 hours)

Sample 2-night / 3-day stopover itinerary:

Day 1:

Arrive in the afternoon and transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik, enjoy the rest of the evening exploring the city.

Day 2:

Optional day tour (Golden Circle Tour, Whale Watching, Brewery Tour). Evening guided northern lights coach tour (3 hours).

Day 3:

Check out of hotel and stop off at the Blue Lagoon on your way back to the airport for the afternoon flight to Denver.

Price Guide

A 2 night Reykjavik add-on including a 3 hour Northern Lights Tour, accommodation and transfers starts from £150 pp.

10 nights in Breckenridge with three night stopover from £1,275.

Prices based on two people sharing a standard room at the Hotel Fron in Reykjavik and includes flights and local transfers in Iceland and Colorado. Upgrades and extra nights available at an additional charge. Only available for departures during 15/16 season. Blackout dates apply. Free stopover cannot be exchanged, transferred or refunded. No cash alternative available.

Please click here to request a quotation tailored to your particular requirements, or call us for more information and advice on 01273 224 060.