Iceland Air flash sale -- return flights from £76

Iceland Air are currently running a flash sale, with return fares to Iceland from £76. The headline rates from various UK airports are: 

  • Gatwick £76
  • Heathrow £81
  • Manchester £136
  • Glasgow £129

It appears from the terms of the deal that you can travel on any day of the week, but you’ll need to include one Saturday night in Iceland. The flight time is around 3 hours and the fares include 10kg hand-bag (NOT checked luggage).

To see how the promotion stacks up, let’s take a fantasy trip to Reykjavik in November, to help get us in the Christmas spirit. 

Gatwick > Reykjavik Thursday 08 November 2018

Reykjavik > Gatwick Sunday 11 November 2018

When selecting flights, be sure to choose the Economy Light fare. My outbound journey comes in at £42.96, and the inbound journey at £32.20, bringing the total return ticket price to £75.16.

How does that compare to the competition?

Via Google Flights and Kayak, I found the following flights for the same travel period departing Gatwick:

  • EasyJet £68
  • Iceland Air £76
  • Wow Air £77
  • BA £137

While EasyJet comes in cheaper, you’ll definitely have a better experience on the Iceland Air Boeing 757-200 with seat back entertainment and non-alcoholic drinks included. It’s a very good deal.

Book by midnight on 26th April for travel between 20 August and 10 December 2018.

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.

About Iceland

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 Reykjavik

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.

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