Tour descriptions and information

We have tailor made two exclusive conference tours for IFSW European participants. If you wish to attend either of the proposed tour, you can book them through the registration link or by sending an e-mail to imma[at]cpreykjavik.is.

 

Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon

Date: May 28th 2017  AND May 31st 2017
Pick up from: Harpa Conference Venue
Departure time: 09:00
Duration: whole day event
Included: guide, lunch, entrance to the Secret Lagoon
Tour Description PDF May 28th 2017

Tour Description PDF May 31st 2017

The tour will start with nice bath at the Secret Lagoon, authentic lagoon just by Flúðir village http://secretlagoon.is/

The Secret Lagoon consists of natural hot springs which have been kept natural and unique so guests can get the true Icelandic feeling. The natural surroundings of the pool and the steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water holds 38–40 degrees Celsius (100–104 Fahrenheit) all year. In the area there are several geothermal spots and a little geyser which erupts every five minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring. Please remember to bring your bathing suits and towel.

After a nice relax at the Lagoon it is time for Lunch you will have your lunch at Friðheimar http://fridheimar.is/en , Friðheimar will start with welcoming you with a small introduction of their work and little surprise that will lift your spirit. There you can gain some insight into the processes of greenhouse Horticulture, as it is quite remarkable that it is possible to grow vegetables in the cold climate, by creating warm Mediterranean conditions, all year round.

After lunch we will head for Gullfoss and Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall, which many consider to be the queen of Icelandic waterfalls as it is both high and mighty and stumbles dramatically in a deep gorge. After Gullfoss waterfall we will head for Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur where you can see geysers, hot springs, steam vents and eerie blue algae. Strokkur is one of the largest and most powerful geysers and erupts almost every five minutes.

Your last stop will be at Þingvellir, Icaland National Park, where the Icelandic Parliament was founded over 1000 years ago. At Þingvellir you will see how the earth is ever so slowly pulling apart along the North-America and Eurasian tectonic plates and you will be able to stand where the Viking settlers stood centuries ago to edict national laws.

After Þingvellir you will be heading back to Reykjavik, and estimated arrival time is around 18:00.

 


a86305bb8e05c845661405c0f1295b199cfd4b9eReykjanes Tour

Date: May 28th 2017
Pickup from: Harpa Conference Venue
Departure time: 09:00
Duration: 6 hours
Price: ISK 17.000
Min participants: 14
Included: guide, lunch, entrance to museum
Tour Description PDF May 28th 2017

The tour provides a glimpse of a little bit of everything Iceland has to offer; two geothermal sites, dramatic coastlines and quaint, historic towns.

Departing from Reykjavik and set our journey to the Reykjanes Peninsula, filled with sights not seen anywhere else! Start by going back centuries and take a look at the Viking world and get to know more about the settlement of Iceland and see the replica of a Viking ship located in Keflavik. Our next stop is at the stone built church of Hvalneskirkja, built in 1887. We will then pass through the lava fields of Reykjanes peninsula on our way to the Bridge between the continents – a fissure that provides clear evidence of the rift between the Eurasian and the American tectonic plates. Then we visit the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, Gunnuhver hot spring and geothermal area as well as Brimketill – a lava rock formation which is shaped like a pool.

A stop at Krísuvík hot spring area is planned where you walk among hissing steam vents, solfataras and bubbling mud pots. Our final stop of the day is at Kleifarvatn lake which is set within a volcanic fissure, a 100 meters deep and said to be the home to a strange, mythical creature. The lake is eerie and surrounded by a jet black lava cape, black cliffs and black sand shores – some say it feels like being on the moon.