Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Today's show was all about the wonderful country of Iceland that has become a very popular holiday destination recently with more flights in and out of Reykjavik. With so much on offer, Iceland is a place that will leave you wanting more (according to the guidebook). Although I haven't been there yet, it is on my bucket list, but with nearly zero hours of light in the winter, I think a summer trip is on the cards.

The biggest problem with Iceland is that it is expensive, there is no getting away from it. Although it is only a 4-hour flight, it may as well cost the same as a budget trip to the States at the wrong time of year.
  • STA Tour: 48 Hours in Reykjavik: includes 1 night at Kex Hostel (with breakfast), Northern Lights Tour, Blue Lagoon Tour and Airport Transfers. Prices starting from £178pp

Easiest way to get there:
  • Flights with British Airways or Iceland Air direct from Heathrow, Iceland Air leaves twice a day while British Airways is 3 times a week. From £200pp
Where to Stay:
  • Kex Hostel: £20 per night for a dorm room or £45 per night for a double room
  • IcelandAir Downtown: Hotel from £115 per night for a single room or £64 for a twin/double. Great downtown location
Light Reading Material...No pun intended

What to do:
  • Northern Lights: Obviously the main attraction of Iceland and the reason you've saved up your pennies is the chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Tours run from Reykjavik most days but are more frequent in the winter. There are plenty of companies to choose from but I would recommend the STA one if you pre-book, otherwise ask at your hotel/hostel but get one with a guarantee. Most come with the promise that if you don't see the lights the first night, they will take you back again and again until you have seen them. Also, try to choose one that will pick you up from your hotel, many of them do it so why not make your life easier. 
  • Blue Lagoon: Another famous trip is to the Blue Lagoon, again there are different ways of doing this but it is on your way to the airport or to the city depending on where you come from so it might be easier to make this a stop off on the way home. Book tickets online and get the city bus over there for a relaxing experience.
  • Whale Watching: another once in a lifetime experience that would be worth spending the cash on, although you are better off going in the summer as you are more likely to see the whales then. I did this in New Zealand and although it is expensive, it is so totally worth it - not for those that get seasick though!        
Have a good week my loves!

Lots of Love, Kate xxx

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