We all need a dash of upscale escapism now and again, whether it’s to a secluded location or palatial retreat. Katie Peden reveals a dozen amazing weekends away, all with direct flights. Start packing that Louis Vuitton case!
The most luxurious places to stay when the world is your oyster
1 AN ICELANDIC ROOM WITH A VIEW
Whether you want to admire the stunning sights of the Northern Lights, enjoy Iceland’s finest gourmet food, fish for salmon on the River Ranga or release your adventurous side with some Nordic sports, Hotel Ranga in South Iceland has it all. Unwind in the luxury resort in one of its 51 rooms, including The Master Royal Suite or seven themed suites in The World Pavilion after a day of snowmobiling, glacier tours, whale watching or a trip over the stunning mountainous and coastal scenery by helicopter. www.scottdunn.co.uk; 020 8682 5000; from £3,500 per person for two nights at Hotel Ranga and two nights in Reykjavik with flights.