discover- the- world. co. uk Q. Where is the Ice Hotel? A. Actually, it's a popular misconception - there isn't one in Iceland! The original and quite magnifi cent ICEHOTEL is located in the village of Jukkasjarvi in Swedish Lapland. Surprisingly for many people, the comparatively warmer temperatures in Iceland simply can't sustain a hotel made of ice! See our Lapland brochure's unique range of winter holidays, or take a look at pages 100- 101 for a great two centre option combining Iceland and the ICEHOTEL. Q. I'd like to visit but isn't it really expensive? A. It is fair to say that the country once had a reputation for sky high prices but thankfully, this is largely a thing of the past thanks to the pound strengthening against the Krona and the diffi culties with the Icelandic banking system. In fact Lonely Planet and a number of other sources have stated in the press that 2010- 2011 is THE time to visit - value for money on the whole has never been so good! Iceland is indeed expecting a bumper year for visitors but with capacity being limited, the term ' book early to avoid disappointment' has never been more pertinent! Q. What do I need to take with me? A. For a summer visit touring by coach or car, comfortable and casual clothing in layers is best. Include a good quality breathable wind and rainproof jacket and trousers, a light and thick sweater or ' fl eece' jacket, sunglasses, a hat and neck gaiter or scarf as well as sturdy walking shoes or boots. Hikers should pack thermal underwear, and for campers a three- season sleeping bag is advisable if you're taking our Summertime Special camping safari. For winter visits, warm over- trousers and a thick jacket or coat are essential. After booking your holiday with us, you will receive a Travel Tips booklet full of advice on what clothing and other items to take, notes on photography, local information and much more. Don't forget - bring swimwear and a towel for the many naturally heated bathing pools - whatever the time of year! VOLCANO HOTLINE At least 30 Icelandic volcanic systems have been active in the last 1100 years, accounting for over 160 eruptions. In the last 12 years, there have been eruptions under the Vatnajokull icecap and on Hekla. We run special trips to view eruptions as and when they occur, so if you'd like to witness such a spectacular event, email your daytime and evening contact details to volcanohotline@ discover-the- world. co. uk as we could be in touch at very short notice! FAQSICELAND 9 Jokulsarlon SvartifossSnaefellsnes
ICELANDHOLIDAYS AT A GLANCE 10Why choose Discover the World - see page 4 For our office opening hours please visit our website ICELAND AT A GLANCE 2010- 2011 Here we have provided a helpful guide to our Iceland holidays, summarising the main aspects of each trip. On the individual holiday pages within this brochure you'll fi nd an outline itinerary, a selection of accompanying images and any other important information you may need. Our holidays to Greenland, which connect via Iceland, begin on page 105. * Many of our self- drive and independent holidays are offered on a tailor- made basis, allowing you to choose the number of nights in each location - contact us to discuss your holiday requirements. ** Guideline prices shown are per person, based on two people sharing during the low season 2010- 11. Single supplements, child and extra adult prices are available. These prices exclude UK to Iceland return fl ights, which are quoted separately ( except for Iceland & ICEHOTEL tour). FLIGHTS Please turn to page 114 to read about our separate UK- Iceland fl ight quotations, ensuring you the best possible airfare! Call us or visit our website for the latest detailed pricing information. Blue Lagoon Spa Break 3- 4 Oct to Apr £ 218 22 x x Reykjavik City Break 3+ Year round £ 99 23 x x x x x x x Festive Reykjavik 3+ Dec to Jan £ 99 28 x x x x x Aurora Nights 3 Sep to Mar £ 312 32 x x x x Reykjavik Explorer 4 Year round £ 246 33 x x x x x x x Romantic Retreat 4 Year round £ 386 34 x x x x x x x x Southern Explorer 4 Year round £ 347 35 x x x x x Arctic Edge 6 Year round £ 557 36 x x x x Southern Highlights 7 Year round £ 381 38 x x x x x x x Arctic Circle Adventurer 7 Jun to Aug £ 846 41 x x x x Northern Highlights 7 Jun to Aug £ 842 42 x x x x x x x x North East Explorer 7 Jun to Aug £ 859 44 x x x x Culture & Nature 7 Jun to Aug £ 800 45 x x x x Iceland Connoisseur 7 Year round £ 615 46 x x x x x x Essential Iceland 7 Year round £ 463 47 x x x x x x x Journey to the Centre. 7 Year round £ 514 48 x x x x x Best of the West 8 Jun to Aug £ 999 49 x x x x National Parks. 9 May to Sep £ 853 50 x x x x x North Atlantic Explorer 9 Jun to Aug £ 1338 52 x x Wild Iceland 14 Jun to Sep £ 1278 54 x x x x x 4WD Adventure 14 Jun to Sep £ 1419 55 x x x x x Fly Drive & Hike 14 May to Sep £ 1075 56 x x x x x Around Iceland 14 Apr to Oct £ 1129 58 x x x x x Iceland Odyssey 16 Jun to Aug £ 1804 60 x x x x x Icelandic Way 7- 12 Year round £ 567 62 x x x x x x x x x East Fjords Retreat 7 Year round £ 898 64 x x x x x Natural Iceland Farm Stays 11 May to Sep £ 599 65 x x x x South Coast Attractions 6 Jun to Aug £ 625 80 x x Superjeep Weekend 3- 4 Year round £ 484 82 x x x x x Northern Lights Special 3 Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar £ 504 84 x x Iceland with an Expert 4 Feb, Apr, Nov £ 736 86 x x Southern Countryside 7 Jun to Aug £ 1334 88 x x x Northern Countryside 7 Jul to Aug £ 1325 90 x x x x Grand Countryside 14 Jun to Aug £ 2565 92 x x x x Classic Iceland 9 Jun to Aug £ 1522 94 x x x x Summertime Special 14 Jul to Aug £ 1699 96 x x x x x Riding in Iceland 6- 8 Jun to Sep £ 772 98 x x x Iceland & ICEHOTEL 7 Jan to Mar £ 1398 100 x x Short break Self- drive Escorted Camping Summerhouse / Cottage Weddings Christmas New Year Midnight Sun Northern Lights Birding Whale watching Riding tours Icehotel Tour Title No. of Nights* Departures Prices** Page No.