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Old 30.09.2012, 23:06
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Re: Iceland Express flight from Basel

WOW Air has a special from Berlin for two persons min.

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Each EUR199 inclusive of return flights, 3 nights with breakfast at Hotel Cabin in the city.

Good for the Northern Lights chase me thinks.

SWISS offers cheap flights from ZRH to BER. Lufthansa has their CHF49 one way flight from Geneva to BER as well.
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Re: Iceland Express flight from Basel

Try out Iceland in the winter too. It is not as cold as Zürich is except for the 20-40m/sec winds. On some days, you can get some really good weather with clear skies and at around midnight, the Northern Lights can be visible, like it was last night. Typical sunrise at 10:10am with sunset at 16:20, enough sunlight for most attractions in a day, coming back to some wonderful seafood ( the Seafood Company is a damned good place I reckon ) and some local dishes, streets alive well past 11:00pm.

You can even go for the Glacier Walks ( blue compressed ice / perma snow ) during winter.
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Re: Iceland Express flight from Basel

Oh I am soo gonna go there....
Maybe some time when the northern lights can still be seen.
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Re: Iceland Express flight from Basel

Daylight hours shorten until 22nd December before they start to slowly increase. Best time is this week or after Christmas, even better just before NYE with fireworks being set off by all residents ( Northern Lights may not be visible in the city, you would have to drive up north to have a decent chance of seeing it ).





Pack a decent wind breaker, with an inner fleece if possible.

Iceland weather: http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/areas/

Do buy your alco poison at Duty Free arrivals - it is way expensive in town.

Read about the Icelandic Yule Lads here.

Icelanders tend to rush towards a volcanic eruption, and they are waiting eagerly for Katla to erupt, predicted very soon if the past is used as a guide.



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Re: Iceland Express flight from Basel

I don't think you want to be there when Katla blows Be sure to go to one of the thermal pools and get a mud bath. It's a beautiful and interesting country. I also love Keflavik airport for some reason....
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