To highlight Icelandair’s unique Stopover service, which, since the 1960s, has given transatlantic passengers the chance to explore a new destination as part of their trip, launch ‘Season of Surprises.’

The short film shows passenger, Kat, sampling the delights of Iceland in a 48-hour stopover.

Kat, a photographer from LA, gets the shock of her life, as she is treated to a surprise, two-day stopover in Iceland.

The two-minute film shows the visitor arriving at Keflavik airport en route from Seattle for what she thinks is a short connection on the way to her final destination: London.

She embarks on a surprise journey around Iceland where she gets the chance to experience one of her passions - food. Kat is taken on a gastronomical journey. This includes: getting to taste succulent organic lamb and freshly baked Icelandic rye bread which was cooked using the heat from a geothermal hot spring at Frost and Funi in Hveragerdi, picking crowberries and brambleberries in Reykjadalur and relaxing with a dip in the Secret Lagoon at Fludir to round off the day.

Travellers who take up the chance to stopover, can experience a whole host of activities on offer, from a glacier hike, a visit to the Blue Lagoon, a volcano tour and of course the world famous, northern lights.

Helgi Mar Bjorgvinsson Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Icelandair comments: "With more than three quarters of people craving more excitement it has become apparent that one destination isn't enough for time poor adventurers. People want a multi-experience break to bring diversity and spontaneity to their lives and the transatlantic stopover is a way of achieving this with Iceland being the perfect stopover destination".

Flights from London to New York including three-night stopover accommodation in Iceland starting from just £673 means there has never been a better time to explore one of the most magical places on earth.

Icelandair are also giving passengers the chance to win their very own amazing Surprise Stopover experience as part of their Season of Surprises. You can nominate yourself or a friend for the VIP treatment by visiting find out more details.

Icelandair flies year round to Iceland from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow. From 2015 Icelandair will also fly to Birmingham.

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