Iceland Express, which flies to Reykjavik, is adding Akureyri, Iceland’s second city, to its schedule in June next year.

The destination is located 60km from the Arctic Circle and is bathed in 24-hour daylight from May to August.

 

The airline says that with the destination’s weak Krona against the pound visitors can save themselves around 40% on accommodation, meals, shopping and activities.

As an example of prices, a self-drive Ice Spectacular takes visitors on an eight-day tour of Iceland’s biggest attractions; from icy glaciers to explosive geysers with visits to national parks and waterfalls. Highlights of the trip include Reykjavik, Vatnajökull Glacier, the great Geysir area, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and Lake Mývatn.

The tour costs from £470 and includes seven nights’ accommodation with breakfast, choice of rental car with unlimited mileage, map of Iceland, detailed itinerary and information booklet, 24-hour emergency service, transfer and taxes.

Flights must be booked through the airline. During the summer of 2010 a further two routes will be added to the network from the UK; Birmingham to Reykjavik and Gatwick to Akureyri.

A Reykjavik - New York flight will also be added.

Meanwhile, the company is currently offering a 25% discount on flights for children under the age of 12.

For more information visit www.icelandexpress.com or call 0118-321 8384.

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