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Head to Iceland for an Easter adventure

1st March 2013 Print
Gullfoss Waterfall

Discover the World still has availability on some of its most popular holidays to Iceland this Easter, with a choice of exciting adventures available from £745 per person.

What's more, as the 2012/2013 season has marked the year of the Solar Max with impressive aurora displays reported from Iceland, all holidays offer one of the last chances to witness the northern lights until next winter season.

The Icelandic Way, departures throughout Easter including 31 March and 7 April

The Icelandic Way is a self-drive holiday based in a choice of superbly located self-catering properties.  It is suitable for families or a group of friends looking for a comfortable base from which to explore the country's scenic south and west.  Popular attractions such as the Blue Lagoon and highlights of the Golden Circle (Thingvellir National Park, the double-tiered cascade of Gullfoss waterfall and the erupting plumes of Strokur at the geothermal hotspot of Geysir), are on the doorstep.

This 7-night break includes an optional stay at the Glacier Lodge - a new stylish self-catering cottage, exclusive to Discover the World, located on the rugged Snaefellsnes Peninsula with direct views of Snaefellsjokull volcano to the north and a panorama across Faxafloi Bay to the south.

With departures on Sundays throughout March and April, this break is available from £985 per person (based on 2 sharing) and includes return flights with Icelandair from London Heathrow, Manchester or Glasgow, self-catering accommodation for 4 nights at Gljufur Cottages, 3 nights self-catering at the Glacier Lodge and car hire for the duration.

Killer Whales and Northern Lights, 28 March - 1 April

Killer Whales and Northern Lights is a 4-night break based at Hotel Framnes, a traditional hotel set on the oceanfront of Grundarfjordur, a small fishing village on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula's north coast.  Over the last 2 years, killer whales have been spotted around this area from late December to mid-April, so this final Easter departure is the last chance to see them this season.  In addition to whale watching, the remote Peninsula is an ideal location for observing the Northern Lights should they make an appearance under clear skies.  The holiday concludes with a trip to the famed Blue Lagoon with its naturally heated waters.

Departs 28 March for 4 nights- available from £1,096 per person based on 2 adults sharing a twin room on a full board basis.  Price includes return flights with Icelandair from London Heathrow, Manchester or Glasgow, transfers, 4 nights' accommodation full board, 2 whale watching boat excursions, entrance to the Blue Lagoon and the services of a driver/guide throughout.  

Northern Lights Special, 28 - 31 March

For a very colourful Easter, book onto the hugely popular Northern Lights Special; this escorted break explores Iceland's picturesque South West, with the first 2 nights based at Hotel Glymur, located just 45 minutes from Reykjavik and overlooking the stunning 'Hvalfjordur' (Whale Fjord).  Evenings are a treat - simply sit back in the hotel's outdoor hot tub and wait for the aurora borealis to make an appearance. 

Days are spent discovering Iceland's Golden Circle, exploring Reykjavik and bathing at the Blue Lagoon, before arriving at the aptly named Northern Light Inn for the final night.

Departs 28 March for 3 nights - available from £745 per person based on 2 adults sharing a twin room (half board basis at Hotel Glymur and bed and breakfast basis at the Northern Light Inn).  Price includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, services of a driver/guide, excursions as detailed in the itinerary and return flights with Icelandair from London Heathrow, Manchester or Glasgow.

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