Iceland really is a bizarre place. I remember gazing at it from the air as my plane descended and immediately clocking how different and ‘other worldly’ it felt – yet it’s less than a three hour flight from the UK. Take the kids and you can even give yourself a pat on the back for giving them the best geography lessons ever! I might see you there – looking at these piccies has made me want to go again…
Discover the World have got a flash sale on between now and 12th February , offering a discount of 10% off every summer holiday booking. This offer is for holidays between 1st May and 30th September and excludes flights and excursions.
Their Essential Iceland family focussed self-drive holiday, for example, takes you on a circular route, beginning and ending in Reykjavik. In between you can explore the giant waterfalls and geysirs of the iconic Golden Circle , see the astonishing iceberg lagoon at Jokulsarlon, drive across moss smothered lava fields and walk on black sand beaches. Seven nights cost from £754 per person (was £838) including accommodation with breakfast, eight days’ car rental and use of an iDiscover iPad (loaded with your itinerary, tips for your trip and 3G connectivity). For more details, visit discover-the-world.co.uk/destinations/iceland-holidays/essential-iceland
Another great family option is the West Iceland Hiking Escape staying in the company’s own Glacier Lodge, with views of the dormant Snaefellsjokull volcano. Detailed notes will guide you around the best mountain and coastal walks – or a walking guide is also available on request. Other day trips might include venturing inside a glacier and a lava cave, boat trips to spy puffins and whales and horse riding on the cute Icelandic ponies. Seven nights now cost from £568 per person (was £631) based on four sharing for six nights at Glacier Lodge, self catering and one night at Northern Light Inn, including breakfast. The price also includes airport transfers, car rental and use of an iDiscover iPad. For details visit discover-the-world.co.uk/destinations/iceland-holidays/west-iceland-hiking-escape