Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

EasyJet launches flights from Belfast to Iceland

Seeing the Northern Lights takes the top slot on Britons' bucket lists, a survey shows
Seeing the Northern Lights takes the top slot on Britons' bucket lists, a survey shows

If you've always wanted to see the Northern Lights, now is your chance - easyJet has launched flights from Belfast to Iceland.

From December 12 travellers will be able to fly direct to Reykjavik from Belfast International Airport.

Iceland’s capital of cool is famous for its geothermal hot springs and vibrant nightlife - as well as being a base for trips to view the breathtaking Aurora Borealis.

The twice weekly service will fly on Fridays and Mondays.

Stuart Gill, British Ambassador to Iceland, said: “British tourists visit Iceland in ever increasing numbers. They come to enjoy all the wonderful things Iceland has to offer, all year round. That easyJet is now adding regular flights from two more UK airports to Iceland, is further proof of the increasing links between the two countries, which I very much welcome.”

Visit Belfast chief executive Gerry Lennon said it was also great news for Northern Irish tourism.

“Belfast’s tourism growth relies on choice and access available across all transport modes, which is why this latest city-to-city route announcement is most welcomed," he said.

“This new route unlocks a wealth of new opportunities for Belfast and for Northern Ireland to promote the diversity of attractions on offer and we look forward to welcoming and accommodating the needs of a steady influx of Icelandic visitors here over the years ahead.”

Prices start at £31.99 one way including taxes.

 

Further reading:

Northern Lights tops bucket list 

Flight offers Northern Lights sight 

Northern Lights: How to photograph the aurora borealis

I was in the dark about those lights fantastic 

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