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easyJet holidays launches Akureyri in North Iceland as brand new destination

25th May 2023

easyJet holidays, the UK’s fastest growing tour operator, has today put package holidays to Akureyri on sale for the first time ever, thanks to its airline, easyJet, announcing the brand new route from London Gatwick in its network.

Dubbed ‘The Capital of the North’, the town lies in the fjord Eyjafjörður in North Iceland and is located a short drive from many of Iceland’s top natural, cultural and historical attractions. With the first flight taking off this Autumn, easyJet holidays is offering city breaks which include 23kg luggage per person, flights and hotel accommodation.

The holiday company has put brand new hotels on sale in the Akureyri area, including the 4* Hotel Siglo by Keahotels, with a pool overlooking fishing boats, and the 4* Myvatn, near the Myvatn nature baths. Holidaymakers can enjoy a huge range of excursions including whale watching, exploring the country’s stunning waterfalls, or catching the Northern Lights. All hotels are available for customers to book through their trusted travel agent.

The brand new destination is one of eight brand new routes on sale today with easyJet holidays, which include Birmingham to Paris, and Bristol to Marrakech, with city breaks starting from £269 and beach holidays from £299 per person.

Kelly Walker, Head of Distribution at easyJet holidays, said: “We’re thrilled to be adding this brand new destination to our portfolio. Iceland is an incredible country, and Akureyri opens up even more of the breath-taking destination to explore, so I’m confident our travel agent partners and mutual customers will be as excited as we are.”


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About easyJet holidays:

easyJet holidays is the UK’s fastest growing tour operator, having carried 1.3 million people in first fully operational year and named Rising Brand of the Year by Travolution. It offers great-value beach, city and lakes holidays to over 5000 hotels, in more than 100 destinations across Europe, directly through its website and through over 5000 travel agent partners. The tour operator is a member of ABTA, and its ATOL-protected holidays can be secured with a deposit of just £60 per person, including flights, hotel, 23kg luggage and transfers on beach holidays.

Winners of the Sustainable Future Award at the Globe Travel Awards 2022, easyJet holidays has a sustainability strategy focusing on three key pillars – create better holiday choices which is about making sustainable travel affordable and accessible to everyone; keep our holidays special which is maximising the benefits and minimising the negative impacts of travel and tourism, and transform travel for everyone which means embedding sustainability into business decisions and behaviours and driving meaningful change in the industry. Through ongoing collaboration with the University of Oxford, and as a member of the GSTC, easyJet holidays is focused on building its research, partnerships and certifications, and taking action to make a positive impact on the people and places that make its destinations so special.

easyJet holidays has been named one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 – being called out as one of the most loved employers and highly commended as a great place to work for LGBTQIA+ employees, as well as being named one of the Best Workplaces in Travel 2022