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No escape from Iceland, so escape to Iceland

18th December 2006 Print
What links a re-formed boy band with a Number 1 hit, a BAFTA-winning kids’ TV puppet series, and Clint Eastwood?

All three feature Iceland: Take That’s comeback single Patience, enjoying another week at the top of the UK Singles Chart, was shot at various remote rugged Icelandic locations; LazyTown is filmed in Reykjavik and stars a former Icelandic athletics champion; while Clint Eastwood’s war drama, Flags of Our Fathers – released nationwide 22nd December – used the volcanic black beaches of southern Iceland as a location for key scenes.

Icelandair Holidays ( offers a great ‘three for two’ deal from £219pp – stay three nights B&B at three star Hotel Cabin, and only pay for a two night stay. Price includes return flights from Glasgow and tax. Flights from London Heathrow, add £30pp. Valid for travel from 10th January-31st March, available to book now only at