Brits love the northern lights

Northern lights trips are very popular among foreign tourists.

Northern lights trips are very popular among foreign tourists.ónas Erlendsson

Northern lights trips to North Iceland are selling fast in Britain, especially trips from smaller cities. According to the Icelandic travel website, about 3,000 Brits will arrive in Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland, in the beginning of next year. 

The British travel agency Super Break is offering special northern lights trips to Iceland in January and February with direct flights to Akureyri. 

Originally eight trips were planned from eight different airports in Britain, but the demand has been such that they had to add six more trips, and some of them are already sold out. Chris Hagan at Super Break says there are seats for 2,577 passengers on the 14 trips, and soon it will be announced if even more trips will be offered next year and in the year 2019. 

Hagan says the highest demand for the northern lights trips has been from airports that usually do not offer direct flights to Iceland. If trips are not already sold out from  Humberside, Norwich and Bournemouth only few seats are left, and the sales are going up on trips from Newcastle and Leeds. On the other hand, more seats are available on  trips departing from the bigger cities, and Hagan thinks the reason is that travelers from these places enjoy a big selection of trips to Iceland.




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