Excursions Tuesday 4 October

Horseback riding – Volcanic landscape

Hestar.Islenskihesturinn3In Reykjavik we ride in a colorful landscape full of contrasts, lava landscape and mountain view. Here you will meet the great Icelandic Horse and we go for a great TÖLT ride.

Price: ISK 14.500
Departure: 14:00. Pick up between 13:15 – 13:45 at hotels and guesthouses
Duration: About 2,5 hours. Approx. 1,5 hours on horse back

Golden Circle Tour

Iceland_2009_0171The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning sights, starting with the Geysir geothermal area where the Strokkur geyser shoots a column of water up to 30 metres (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. The visit continues with Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created by the river Hvítá, which tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 m (105 ft.) deep.
The Golden Circle tour also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimetres per year.
Additionally, the tour includes a visit to the idyllic Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre, where you can learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of the geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance.

Price: ISK 10.500
Departure: 09:00. Pick up at hotels and guesthouses at 08:30
Duration: 8 hours
Included: Bus fare, guidance, admission to the Geysir multimedia show and to Friðheimar cultivation centre

Northern Lights by Boat! – A new experience of the Northern Lights in Iceland

Aurora (2) (1)Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience; sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik and seeing the aurora borealis out on the North-Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background is something you won’t forget!
In only 15-30 minutes we will be on a prime location away from the city lights, perfect for viewing the auroras!
We are unconfined by roadways!

Overalls provided on-board that will keep you nice and warm out on the deck, listening to what the guide has to say about the lovely colours dancing in the sky.
Throughout the tour we show our very own original Northern Lights video, full of interesting facts and folklore!

Price: ISK 9.900
Departure: 22:00. Meeting point: Ægisgarður, Reykjavik Old Harbour
Duration: 2 – 2 1/2 hours
Incl.: Guided boat tour, warm overalls, wireless internet on board

Excursions Wednesday 5 October

The Blue Lagoon

blue-lagoon-013The Blue Lagoon’s warm water and natural active ingredients; mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and unwind while the Blue Lagoon white silica mud gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin. The mineral salts balance and relax body and soul.

Price: ISK 9.700
Departure: 17:00. Meeting point: BSI bus terminal at 16:45
Incl.: Transfer and admission to the Blue Lagoon

Warm Baths & Cool Lights  – Wonderful Experience

Fontana.sundlaug.vatn__4While nature prepares to colour the sky with the magical Northern Lights, you enjoy relaxing in Laugarvatn Fontana´s open air geothermal baths and fill up your energy with delicatessen from the local style buffet.
Leaving Laugarvatn Fontana with a nourished body and satisfied soul, you take a tour around to provide your senses with the show of a lifetime as you experience the Northern Lights dance, just for you.

Price: ISK 15.900
Tour duration: 18:00 – 00:30. Pick up at hotels and guesthouses at 17:30
Incl.: Bus fare, guidance, local style buffet, admission to the Fontana Wellness

Excursions Friday 7 October

Take a Walk on the Ice Side

Icewalk.Mountainguides 9On this day tour you will be guided through the labyrinth of a glacier tongue extending down from the fourth biggest glacier in Iceland. Only two hours from Reykjavík you find the Eyjafjallajökull massif, and just a little further east the Sólheimajökull glacier, a tongue extending down from its mother glacier, Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s fourth largest. On this tour you will go on a safe and easy walk on crampons up onto the ice field where you will discover a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses, and learn about the glacier and the effect of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010 on the glacier and its surroundings.
Experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use the basic ice equipment necessary for this tour. On the way back there’s a stop at the picturesque waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. An Iceland glacier walk is a great way to experience nature and a tour on the Sólheimajökull glacier is an ideal way to spend the day!

Price: ISK 23.900
Departure: Pick up at your hotel / guesthouse at 08:30. Note the pick up is operated by Reykjavík Excursions
Duration: 9 – 10 hours total, 3 – 3 ½ hours on the ice
Incl.: Transport, guiding, glacier gear and safety equipment
NOTE! Bring along: warm clothing, rain coat, lunch and hiking shoes! Note: Boots can be rented and we lend rain coats to those who need.
The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather or other unforeseeable events.

Jeep Safari – Thorsmork & The South Coast

Jeppi.Mountaineers ThorsmorkWe start by driving in our modified super trucks along the south shore, heading for one of the places that Icelanders appreciate most, Þórsmörk (The Woods of Thor).
On the way we make a stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall to walk behind the waterfall and at a small glacial lagoon.
Many glacial rivers have to be crossed on the way to Þórsmörk which is situated in a valley the south of Iceland surrounded by three glaciers and mountains which create favorable circumstances for growth for the over 170 plant species you can find in the area. Many walking paths are marked in Þórsmörk, making it an ideal place for short hikes with views of glaciers, woodlands and other colourful landscape.

Price: ISK 39.500
Duration: 9 – 10 hours
Departure: 09:00. Pick up between 08:30 – 09:00 at hotels and guesthouses
Min. 2 passengers
Includes: Pick up from hotels/guesthouses in Reykjavik and guided super truck tour
Please note: Choices of roads and availability of activities are condition dependent.
Lunch and refreshments are not included in the prices.

Hot Spring & Cool Glacier

Flúðir lauginThis tour provides some of the best features of Icelandic nature. We think of it as “hot and cool” providing you with a slice of adventure and time to soothe away your cares…
Experience an exhilarating snowmobile tour on Langjökull glacier followed by a luxurious bathe in an outdoor secret lagoon set amidst Icelandic nature.
Your adventure starts on top of Langjökull glacier, Iceland’s second largest glacier. Sit back, relax and take in the stunning snowy world around you on this guided Super Jeep tour. We then switch gears and take you to a natural paradise where you can really relax. At The Secret Lagoon enjoy the warm, gentle, restorative waters. Bliss.

This is the perfect way to get to know Iceland’s “hot and cool” secrets and live a little.

Price: ISK 47.300
Departure: 09:00. Pick up between 08:30 – 09:00 at hotels and guesthouses
Duration: 9 – 10 hours

Min. 2 passengers

Langjökull Ice Cave Experience – One of Iceland’s largest Ice cap

Langjokull glacierVisit a unique and remote man-made ice cave in Langjökull, one of Iceland‘s largest and most spectacular glaciers. You begin the tour by bus from BSÍ Bus Terminal and then change to a monster-truck which will take you almost to the top of the glacier, where you enter the magnificent cave. Going into the glacier is an unforgettable trip which takes place in one of the world‘s greatest wilderness.
Imagine standing on an ice cap reaching 600 metres below your feet!

Price: ISK 29.900
Duration: 09:00 – 19:00. Pick up at 08:30 at hotels and guesthouses
Incl.: Bus fare, guidance, approx. 1 – 1,5 hours Monster Truck ride on Langjökull glacier, admission to the Ice Cave

Boat tour with Opal

Northsailing was founded in 1995 as a whale watching tour operator. The company has since worked hard to provide quality marine wildlife tours and sailing adventures while keeping in harmony with nature and the environment. One of its schooners, Opal, has been retrofitted with groundbreaking technology: a regenerative hydrid-electric propulsion system which allows the sailing experience to be done with 100% renewable energy nearly eliminating the need for fossil fuels. It utilises sails to harness the wind energy, electricity on shore from renewable resources to charge four 60 kW batteries and finally, biofuel is available as a backup fuel. The system drastically improves the economy and the environmental impact of the boat and harmonizes with Europe‘s Bioeconomy Strategy which aims to ensure that fossil fuels are replaced with sustainable natural alternatives.

Price: Incl. in the conference fee
04.10. Trip around the islands outside Reykjavik at 16:00 (duration 1 hour)
06.10. Whale watching trip at 16:00 (3 – 3 1/2 hours)