Passengers flying from East Midlands Airport will soon be able to jet off to Iceland to witness the spectacular Northern Lights.
Travel company Super Break has started selling tickets for chartered flights to the northern Icelandic city of Akureyri from the Castle Donington airport.
And as well as enjoying the delights of Iceland’s second city, as part of the package, visitors will able to take part in a number of memorable activities including visiting a volcano to embark on a “lava walk”, visiting a “beer spa” as well as witnessing the beauty of the Northern Lights.
According to Super Break, East Midlands is among the first airports in the country that will offer direct flights to Akureyri.
The first flight will not take place until February next year – but tickets have gone on sale now. Tickets for the three-night trip start from £699 per person and this includes flights, accommodation and tours.
Watching the Northern Lights is just one of the many activities being offered by Super Break
A variety of different tours are being offer by Super Break. All of its trips include a Lake Myvatn Adventure – Land of Fire and Ice Tour, which includes the chance to see the region’s many magical terrains, the Goddafoss Waterfall, the boiling mud pools of Namafjall and a stop at Vogafjos working farm.
There is also the opportunity to visit Myvatn Nature Baths or take part in a snowmobiling experience.
Other activities offered include whale watching, horse riding and a visit to the Lofthellir Ice Cave – a unique lava cave filled with ice formations, stalagmites and sculptures.
Super Break spokeswoman Katherine Scott said: “We’ve pulled out all the stops to deliver our customers with the first ever flights to Iceland’s Arctic North, chartering our first Super Break aircraft to provide British bookers with direct access to this incredible destination.
“From lava walks to some of the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights, adventure really does await those heading to Akureyri.”
Inga Hlin Palsdottir, director of Visit Iceland, said: “We are very excited about the introduction of these direct flights to Akureyri.
“Iceland and its different regions are exiting to explore, especially during the wintertime.
“The north of Iceland has everything from breathtaking nature, rich cultural life and fantastic restaurants and accommodation options so holiday-makers can look forward to an epic experience, whatever their interests.”
Howard Ebison, commercial director at East Midlands Airport, said: “The Northern lights phenomena is really taking off so it’s great to be able to offer our passengers this opportunity.
“We’re working closely with Super Break to look at longer-term possibilities of expanding the programme already.”
Source: Derby Telegraph