£339pp -- Round-the-world flight: Iceland, NYC & Toronto from £1pp
Fancy an adventure? STA Travel (the go to travel company for students, young people and explorers) are offering a range of interesting "Round the World Adventure" tickets. This particular route will take you from the UK to Iceland, then on to Canada and the USA before returning home. In their language:
UK > REYKJAVIK > TORONTO overland to NEW YORK > UK
The price is for flights only, so the adventure part comes from exploring each destination and, in the case of the Toronto to New York overland leg, making your own way between them. Of course STA Travel will help out with everything - or nothing - your choice.
You'll need to contact STA Travel directly for this offer, as it's a bespoke ticket.
Important: Prices are correct at the time of publishing, however they are subject to change at any time depending on availability. Some promotional prices will be strictly limited by tour operators or airlines. Special terms and conditions may apply.
Average flight time: 03hrs and 15 mins
Marooned at the top of the world in the North Atlantic and with a population of less than 350,000, Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe, yet it still manages to find its way to the top of every bucket list, and for good reason.
From its mighty ice-topped mountains and volcanoes, to its geothermal lagoons, sparkling glaciers and of course its world famous light display, the aurora borealis, Iceland is quite simply breathtaking.
If you didn’t know of its existence, you’d be forgiven for thinking it a make-believe world where mighty beasts roam free and warriors fight for the hands of fair maidens, no wonder then, that its impressive landscapes have been home to global hit TV shows sun as Game of Thrones and films like Star Wars, Thor and Prometheus among others. Read our full destination guide here.
About New York
Average flight time: 07hrs and 55 mins
Loud, glitzy, sprawling and relentlessly busy, New York is the ultimate megalopolis…the city of cities that never sleeps! Made up of five boroughs, of these Manhattan conjures up the primary iconic images most people think of.
Situated where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic, with so much to see and do you’d be hard-pushed not to be wowed. But a word of warning… you may feel like you need a relaxing holiday when you get back!
People love New York for countless different reasons, with spring, early autumn and Christmas the busiest tourist periods. Weather-wise, best times to visit are April to June or August to October when the weather is generally milder and you’re less likely to need to carry a coat. Peak daytime temperatures in September are about 25°C, decreasing month by month to February. Summers are warm and humid and winters can be extreme, often with snow and biting winds. On the plus side, the bitter chills of NYC winters do feel dryer and somehow less harsh than the British cold. Read our full destination guide here.
Average flight time: 03hrs and 15 mins
Located in the southwest of Iceland, Reykjavíc, the worlds most northern capital, combines modern design with quirky, colourful buildings, captivating art, wild nightlife and diverse culinary experiences.
Surprisingly cosmopolitan given its size, you’d be forgiven for thinking it a town rather than a city, but what it lacks compared with its more southernly neighbours, it more than makes up for with its array of quaint cafes that transform into high-end restaurants at night, its epic music scene and wide array of festivals.
Looking to indulge in its culture, see first hand the original Viking longhouses of its Settlement Exhibition, or take in its rich history at the National Museum. If its art you’re interested in, galleries pop up all over the place, showcasing both internationally recognised artists as well as many homegrown talents. Read our full destination guide here.