Snow Bound Heathrow & the Ice Hotel (Dec) 2010

By: WurzelDave, 6:55 PM GMT on December 28, 2010

On the 18th of december (2010) this years ice hotel trip was due to commence but this was put off until the next day due to Heathrow airport being closed by heavy snow.We had already boarded the SAS flight bound for Kiruna (northern Sweden) but the airport closed around 20 to 30 mins after boarding, to cut a long story short we remained on the plane for around 7 hours! The SAS cabin crew & pilots we great at keeping us informed, fed & watered etc while we were on th...

Updated: 2:13 AM GMT on December 29, 2010

Short Break to Iceland

By: WurzelDave, 7:09 PM GMT on June 09, 2010

Between the 27th - 31st May i went to Iceland, once again staying in the city of Reykjavik.As with the ice hotel the holiday company i traveled with was Discover the World.During my stay i (as usual) had evening strolls round Reykjavik & day tours to other parts of Iceland during the day.On one of the day tours we went to the south of Iceland, on the way we encountered a wind blown ash 'storm' (volcanic ash lying on the ground whipped up by the wind), visiblity at t...

Updated: 7:31 PM GMT on June 09, 2010

Ice Hotel 2009

By: WurzelDave, 12:08 PM GMT on December 27, 2009

Between Dec 19th-22nd 2009 i (again) visited the Ice Hotel in the small village of Jukkasjarvi in Sweden. Some of the people that were working there last year (& the year before) remembered me from previous visits. The temperature there didn't get above -11c (about 12f) but it dosen't feel as cold as that because the air is largely dry. I travelled to Kiruna (airport) on a direct charter flight from Heathrow with travel company Discover the World & flew with SAS & f...

Updated: 12:17 PM GMT on December 27, 2009

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I live in the county of Somerset (famous for scrumpy cider & The Wurzels), which is in the South West (or West if you prefer) of England.