Burgled newlyweds get a free trip to Iceland

A newly-wed couple from the UK thought they had to cancel their honeymoon in Iceland, after a break-in to their home on their wedding night. After hearing about the incident, Icelandic airline Iceland Express decided to give them a free trip to Iceland.

The couple, Ian and Lynsey Morris, told their story in UK newspaper Metro today. They discovered the raid on their home in West Yorkshire on Saturday.

Iceland Express spokesman Heimir Már Pétursson contacted the couple after reading about it, to let them know that they would be going to Iceland after all. “Lynsey started crying over the phone when I told her they would be coming to Iceland,” Heimir Már says.

A bracelet, a Gucci watch, two laptops and Lindsey’s engagement ring were among the things taken from their home. „They had already booked with us but cancelled their trip. When we learned the reason, we decided to give them the trip for free and told them that they could visit Iceland when they felt ready.”

Photos by Mateusz Korbik, Völundur Jónsson and PA

Örlygur Hnefill

Örlygur Hnefill Örlygsson is the manager of Húsavík Hotels and co-founder of bookiceland.co.uk. He has worked as a journalist at Fréttablaðið newspaper in Reykjavík and at the Parliament of Iceland, as an assistant to MP for North East Constituency.

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