Arctic Experience, a programme from
Discover The World, t. 01737 214214.
24-hour brochure line: t. 01737 218801
or order online via the website
Discover The World is offering readers
of MQ an upgrade free-of-charge
from bed and breakfast to full board
on all bookings received for the three night
Myvatn Nature Break by 30 June,
2005. This excludes travel in July and
August, and is subject to availability.
Please quote MQ when booking.
What must have been the most spectacular moment for
me was coming around a bend and seeing, ahead of me,
what must have been clouds with the sun setting on them
so that the sky looked as if it had been lit up. The cost for
this three-hour trip, however, doesn’t come cheap.
As I was on my own it cost £114. If there had been two of
us on the scooter, which would have made the riding more
difficult and hazardous, it would only have cost us £95 each.
Only about 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, another of the
must-do things in the area is to see the Northern Lights. You
really need a clear night for this, and fortunately on one of our
three nights, it was perfect.
However, it wasn’t just a case of standing and looking at
the sky. We had to drive around the area looking for them,
which meant a lot of standing around at 11pm at night in the
freezing cold. Eventually, the waiting became worthwhile!
We were privileged to see the solar eruptions which emanated
from the sun throwing out light in which streaks of green and
red could be seen.
This was definitely a holiday of a lifetime. Would I go again?
Most certainly, as I know that another visit, particularly in the
summer months, would be a totally different experience.
Heathrow Express runs every 15 minutes from Paddington
to Heathrow. t. 0845 600 1515. www.heathrowexpress.com
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Above (top to bottom)
Snow scooters are a good means
of transport; Lake Myvatn’s amazing
lava sculptures; Solfatrata’s boiling
mud pots; Feeding the ducks