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The most random countries you can fly to from Heathrow and Gatwick that definitely aren't typical holiday destinations

MyLondon logo MyLondon 6 days ago Rory Bennett

Heathrow and Gatwick are London’s two busiest airports, with each flying to 235 destinations and 172 destinations respectively.

Normally these places are popular travel spots or major cities but some flights land in places you may have never even heard of let alone usually visit on holiday.

With the longest flight from Heathrow being a 5,599 mile non-stop route to Perth, and Gatwick having a flight that goes all the way to Lima, the capital of Peru almost 4,000 miles away, it's not surprising the two transport hubs fly almost everywhere.

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Complete with pastel houses and sandy beaches, the beautiful town has all a Londoner could dream of for a coastal escape © Debra Angel Complete with pastel houses and sandy beaches, the beautiful town has all a Londoner could dream of for a coastal escape

We have put together a list of some of the most unusual direct flights to come out of London and ask would you consider going to any of these places?

Heathrow

Brunei

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Brunei © rawpixel.com Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Brunei

According to flightconnections.com Heathrow has a single flight to the tiny nation every month which takes an incredible 13 and a half hours.

It is run by Royal Brunei Airlines and transports passengers to the tiny sultanate on the island of Borneo.

With gorgeous buildings, a nice climate and huge swathes of protected forests, Brunei is hard to get to but possibly worth the trip.

Iasi

Considered to be the Romanian capital of culture, Iasi sits in the East of the country near the Moldovian border.

There are three flights a month to the pretty and architecturally diverse city with the flight time taking around 3 hours.

Although not as well known as places like Florence or Prague, Iasi still looks like it has a lot to offer visitors.

Nur-Saltan

Nur-Sultan is normally a bit of a party city © Wiki Commons Nur-Sultan is normally a bit of a party city

The Kazakhstan capital was thrown into crisis recently as protests against the country's current regime intensified into violent street battles.

The purpose-built city has enormous and ornate modern buildings and is generally considered the political and cultural centre of Kazakhstan.

There are four flights to the city every month with it taking six and half hours to reach it.

Tashkent

Another unexpected destination is the capital of Uzbekistan, with flights from Heathrow heading there eight times a month.

The highly modern city is Central Asia’s most populated city.

Visitors can enjoy its pleasant climate, easy city planning and consistently pleasant weather.

Bermuda

The island has a famous horseshoe shape © Peter Burka/flikr The island has a famous horseshoe shape

Although infamous for the mythical Bermuda triangle where ships and planes are said to go missing in mysterious circumstances, Bermuda is actually a real island in the North Atlantic.

The British Island territory has roughly 64,000 people living there and has place names like Somerset Village and Hamilton.

Known for its pink-sand beaches and tourist attractions such as interactive maritime museums, the small island sees 19 flights from the UK land a month.

Addis Ababa

The capital of Ethiopia is a bit of a surprise considering it is not the usual holiday destination but it might be time for tourists to reconsider.

The sprawling city is the country’s commercial and cultural centre, with the National Museum offering exhibits of art, traditional crafts and prehistoric fossils including replicas of the famous early hominid, "Lucy."

It is also the birthplace of Haile Selassie, a central figure in the Rastafarian religion.

Heathrow has a daily service to the city, with 31 flights leaving London every month for the capital city.

Accra

The beaches near the Ghanaian capital © Jeffery A. Adjei / flikr The beaches near the Ghanaian capital

This coastal city is the capital of Ghana and has daily flights from Heathrow land at its airport.

The city is known for its beaches that look out onto the Gulf of Guinea on the West African coast.

The city’s colourful bazaars and warm climate will delight anyone willing to visit.

Gatwick

Tromsø

The picturesque Norweigan city © Svein-Magne Tunli/Wiki Commons The picturesque Norweigan city

This city in Northern Norway is a great place to see the aurora borealis (Northern Lights).

It sits very close to Norway's border with Finland and presents the perfect opportunity for a scenic winter getaway.

There are 8 flights to Tromsø from Gatwick every month.

Tallinn

The capital of Estonia is definitely off the beaten path in terms of holiday spots.

The Baltic city might be perfect for someone looking for a European getaway with a difference.

It is also a bit cheaper than other, more popular destinations.

Gatwick has 13 flights to Tallinn a month.

Lima

Lima is on the east coast of South America © Christian Córdova/flickr Lima is on the east coast of South America

Peru’s capital is Gatwick's longest flight, with the direct flight taking 11 and a half hours.

The coastal city has an amazing climate, gorgeous architecture and stunning beaches.

It sounds like it's worth a visit if you can stomach the flight!

Rovaniemi

The tiny city is the official capital of Lapland - yes that Lapland.

The modern city was rebuilt after being destroyed during WWII.

It is thought to be Santa Claus’s official hometown.

There are 10 flights to Rovaniemi a month according to flightconnetions.com.

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