Placed in the capital of Iceland, Arctic Comfort Hotel and Hotel Cabin invite holidaymakers amid clouds of cosmopolitan culture and scenes of frosty awe, encompassing nature’s most dramatic processes, from black volcanic plains to white, hulking glaciers and hot-spouting geysers. Both hotels feature spacious rooms fitted with TVs, complimentary Internet access and en suite facilities.
Located just 1 mile from the Museum of Modern Art and a 9-minute walk from the Radio City Music Hall, The Gallivant Times Square offers an ideal base for exploring the city’s main attractions. The rooms feature en suite bathrooms, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, hairdryers and coffeemakers. On site, customers can find a Ding Korean Barbecue, as well as a Japanese and Vietnamese restaurant. Boasting a convenient location in Times Square, only a 15-minute walk from Central Park, The Amsterdam Court Hotel welcomes guests in rooms furnished with new-fashioned Art Nouveau pieces, featuring en suite marble bathrooms.
- Flight from London, Manchester or Glasgow to Reykjavík
- 2 or 3 nights in Iceland
- Flight from Reykjavík to New York
- 3 or 4 nights in New York
- Flight from New York to London, Manchester or Glasgow
Groupon’s Guide To Reykjavik
One of the safest and cleanest cities of modern times, Reykjavik is located on the south-western coast of Iceland and it is also the world’s northernmost capital city.
With more than 100 pubs and clubs, many of them found on Laugavegur Street, a wide choice of beers, Iceland’s drink of choice since 1989, are available for sampling. An iconic landmark of the city, the looming Hallgrimskirkja Church offers visitors panoramic views of the city. Standing 15 metres high and weighing 25 tons, the church’s pipe organ is one of its key features, while the statue of Leifur Eiriksson, the first European to discover America, guards the entrance. The capital’s name translates to ‘Smoky Bay’, after the columns of steam that rise from the hot springs, which can still be visited today.
Reykjavik has a subpolar oceanic climate combined with temperate features due to the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Global warming makes for a convenient climate, and although there are occasional droughts, visitors may benefit from 24 hours of daylight. Autumn is expected to be wet and cold, with temperatures under 10°C while the days are getting shorter and rainfall becomes frequent. During winter, the sky is cloudy with only four hours of daylight and the weather is cold with temperatures ranging from -3° to 2°C.
Groupon’s Guide To New York
One of the liveliest places in the world, the city that never sleeps has no shortage of action, standing as a year-round destination for globetrotters. Taking pride in its coastal position, at the confluence of Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean, the metropolitan New York City area consists of five boroughs, with Manhattan being the most famous and Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island following closely behind.
While in the Big Apple, holidaymakers may take a breath of fresh air in the famous Central Park or combine leisurely strolls with shopping sprees in the brightly illuminated Times Square. After admiring the flashing neon and electric lights of the towering skyscrapers from the Empire State Building observatory, travellers may visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a mix of medieval and modern art. After enjoying shows at the Broadway Theatre, tourists may indulge their appetites by tasting the local cheesecake or pizza before returning to the hotel in a typical yellow cab. New York has a humid continental climate, and is influenced by two continental air masses, a warm, humid one from the southwest and a cold, dry one from the northwest. New York autumns are mild, while winters tend to be long and cold, with plenty of snowfall and temperatures below freezing.
Option 1: with Glasgow flights
- £569-£1,189 for 5 nights, depending on dates chosen
- £699-£1,289 for 7 nights, depending on dates chosen
Option 2: with London flights
- £589-£1,049 for 5 nights, depending on dates chosen
- £699-£1,199 for 7 nights, depending on dates chosen
Option 3: with Manchester flights
- £579-£1,159 for 5 nights, depending on dates chosen
- £699-£1,279 for 7 nights, depending on dates chosen
Option 4: deposit for stays with Glasgow, London and Manchester flights
- £199 for 5 or 7 nights