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Iceland short breaks travel guide
The test of a top notch shortie is when you come home feeling as if you have been away for a fortnight. And the timeless nature of short breaks in Iceland has that effect. If you travel during summer, you enter the realm of the midnight sun, when itís best just to leave your watch at home and let the universe guide you. Or in winter months, when the Aurora abounds, you may be whisked off in the middle of the night if she decides to come out to play.
the best thing about taking a short break in Iceland is that, with so many otherworldly highlights, it feels like you've been away much, much longer...
Whatever time you decide to go, do explore beyond the tourist trail and into the mountains or fjords. Or go on a foray into the islandís lava fields and crater lakes, where you enter timeless landscapes touched by myths and magic. These arenít just short breaks. In Iceland, they are mind boggling and all consuming short stories.
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We were so glad that we had been told about the Orcas passing by in February, as we made sure we added on an excursion out to see them
The majority of short break vacations to Iceland are aimed at seeing the Northern Lights. Small group vacation companies are experts at timing these to enable a good chance of catching the Aurora, with February, March, September and October the best times, when the equinox is doing its thing and there are still plenty of daylight hours. For tailor made trips, go anytime, with summer months glorious for those long midnight sun days giving extra time to catch as much as you can on a short trip. New Year and Valentine’s Day special trips are available, too.
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