Hospitality & Tourism

'Once-in-a-lifetime' Iceland set to be new destination from Bournemouth Airport

By Giles Gwinnett [email protected]

Published: June 20, 2024 | Updated: 20th June 2024

Iceland, described as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience, has been added to the list of destinations from Bournemouth Airport.

Airline Jet2.com, which already flies to 15 sunshine destinations from the South Coast airport, and Jet2CityBreaks, the UK’s largest operator of city breaks to Europe, are putting on a winter programme to the Nordic island for 2025/26, timed so that visitors can see and experience the famous Northern Lights.

Customers will be able to pick from flight-only or package holiday options, with Jet2CityBreaks packages available for a deposit of £60 per person.

There will be three dedicated trips from the airport – three nights from November 23 next year, a four-night trip on February 11, 2026 and a further four nights from April 1, 2026.

“Iceland is a fantastic addition to our winter schedule next year and we’re thrilled that Jet2.com is launching this programme of exclusive trips, adding to its 16 sunshine destinations starting from Bournemouth from next April,” said Steve Gill, managing director at the airport.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, added: “We are delighted to be announcing our first ever programme of once-in-a-lifetime trips to Iceland from Bournemouth Airport for Winter 25/26.

“The dazzling beauty of Iceland, coupled with the award-winning benefits available through Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks, means we are confident that this programme will be a resounding success from Bournemouth Airport, and we look forward to taking customers from our newest base to this breathtaking destination.

“Today’s launch means we are the only airline to operate to Iceland from Bournemouth Airport and is another demonstration of us adding fantastic destinations to our growing network.”

There is continued strong demand for Iceland with customers and independent travel agents across the UK.

Reykjavik is the world’s most northernmost capital and the volcanic landscapes and night skies continue to fascinate visitors.

The package options with Jet2CityBreaks include a guided tour of the Northern Lights Tour, 22kg hold luggage and transfers to and from the airport, as well as a choice of 3 and 4-star hotels in central Reykjavik.

In addition, people can buy from a choice of excursions to the South Shore, Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon.

For more information and to book, people are asked to see HERE.

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