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Transatlantic Stopover In The Secret Lagoon With Icelandair

Or just add it as a relaxing treat to your Iceland holiday itinerary

Written by . Published on November 23rd 2014.


Transatlantic Stopover In The Secret Lagoon With Icelandair

ICELANDAIR has added a new stop over experience to its website for passengers – a “Floating Tour” experience.  Passengers can now float in the Secret Lagoon while listening to relaxing music by Icelandic group Sigur Ros (who composed soundtrack to BBC’s Planet Earth) via underwater loudspeakers under an Icelandic starry sky and with a little luck, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) will dance for them too (depending on weather conditions).

This excursion is globally the first of its kind and so a once in a life time experience. Participants will float in the Secret Lagoon, which is a natural hot spring, located in the small village of Fludir. It is the oldest natural swimming pool in Iceland dating from 1891 and was used to teach the locals to swim until 1947. It has now been fully renovated. The water in the pool holds a constant temperature of 38-40 Celsius (100-104 Fahrenheit) all year, with wonderful natural surroundings and steam rising into the air creates an unbelievable magical feeling.  Experts say one hour of floating equals 4 hours of deep healing sleep.

The whole experience can give added value for the airline’s transatlantic passengers. Already it offers them the opportunity to enhance their journey with a stopover in Reykjavik for up to a week for no additional cost on their flight ticket (in fact on an outbound UK flight a passenger actually saves money on APD tax!).

Andrés Jónsson, General Manager of Icelandair in UK says:  “This new tour is great news for UK passengers as it enables them to break up their journey across the Atlantic in a relaxing way – or for those solely visiting Iceland it enhances their holiday with a unique experience. “

The tour includes transfers to the lagoon with an English speaking guide, entrance to Secret Lagoon, a floating cap and support for legs.  The 6 hour tour (minimium two persons) picks up at 19:30 and begins at 20:00 every day until 15 April 2015 with a special introductory fee of £113 for 2014 rising to £142 from January 2015. Tickets can be booked through Icelandair’s website as an “add on” to your flight.

Currently Icelandair fly from Manchester as well as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow airports with flights beginning from Birmingham airport in February 2015 to Anchorage, Vancouver, Edmonton, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Minneapolis, Toronto, Orlando, Washington DC, New York (JFK & Newark), Boston and Halifax. Visit www.icelandair.co.uk.

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