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Excursions2018-01-24T16:20:28+00:00

Optional Conference tours

Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon & Efsti dalur

Date: June 8th
Pick up from: Harpa Conference venue
Departure time: 13:00
Duration: whole day event
Included: guide, light dinner, entrance to the Secret Lagoon at Flúðir
Min: 15
Price: 25.500 ISK

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.

Just remember to bring your bathing suits and towel

After a nice relax at the Lagoon 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.

After Gullfoss and Geysir we will have our dinner at Efsti dalur http://efstidalur.is/

Efsti dalur is a uniqe family own Farmhotel with restaurant that offers cuisine made from local ingredients. The Café and restaurant is attached to the cowshed, so you can watch when the cows are being milked through a window.

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 22:00

We hope you will enjoy the tour.

Sea – Angling – Whale watching

Date: June 6th
Location: Harpa
Departure time: 17:15
Duration: 2,5-3 hours
Price: 16.000
Min participants: 20

Included in price
• Guided boat tour with a skilled crew
• Fishing rods & other equipment
• Protective clothing
• Keep your catch or BBQ it on board!
• WC on board!
Fishing is a great activity for people of all ages

We set off from Reykjavik´s Old Harbour and head out to Faxaflói Bay, where our experienced fishermen will usually spot fish in a flash! If you haven´t been sea fishing before, don´t worry, it is very easy, and our crew will happily show you the ropes, advising you on bait and passing on their knowledge of the seas. On our sea angling trips you are in with a good chance of catching cod, halibut, haddock, rockfish and pollock. Our sea angling tours are perfectly suited both to experienced fishermen and to those who simply wish to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounding with a fishing rod in hand. Barbecuing the fish caught is indeed available and a popular option for the proud fishermen!
Additional information
We recommend warm clothes and even some sunscreen in the summer months! The tour is dependent on weather and cultural Icelandic fun is 99% guaranteed!

Raufarhólshellir cave

Pick up from: Harpa Conference Venue
Date: June 6th
Departure time: 17:15
Duration: about 2,5 hours
Included: transportation, guide at the cave
Min: 15
Price: 16.000

About the Lava Tunnel:

Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest lava tubes found in Iceland. The tunnel is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is accessible the whole year round.

A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed 5200 years ago.

The total length of the tunnel is an impressive 1360 m (4500 ft), the main tunnel being 900 m long. The tunnel is up to 30 m wide with headroom up to 10 m high, making it one of the most expansive lava tunnels in Iceland. Near the entrance of the tunnel the ceiling has caved in creating three beautiful columns of light inside the tunnel. Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience of visiting the lava tunnel even more breath taking.

A trip through Raufarhólshellir is a unique opportunity to get a close look of the impressive forces of nature that emerge from the center of the earth and a guided tour of the wondrous world that can be found just under the surface.

The Tour

Tour allows you to explore the tunnel in an easy and enjoyable manner with a guide who will educate you of its geological formations, its ties to Hollywood and other interesting things. The tunnel is in many places covered in large rocks and difficult to pass. A footbridge and several paths have been built over the roughest terrain making the standard tour accessible by all. Impressive lighting in this part of the tunnel highlights the changing colors and clearly shows the powerful seismic activity that formed the tunnel. The tour takes approximately one hour and all necessary equipment (such as helmets and headlamps) are provided. Make sure you were sturdy shoes and some warm clothes.

Exursions

Along with the social programme such as the welcoming reception and the conference dinner, participants will have the opportunity to visit Iceland‘s most spectacular attractions, including geysers, waterfalls, volcanoes and glaciers.

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Inspired by Iceland Academy

Iceland is an amazing country filled with beautiful nature, wonderful food, and inspiring art and culture. 

And the Iceland Academy wants to help you get the most of it. Our unique online programme has been specially designed to teach you the essentials of Iceland. So by the end of term you’ll be able to travel, eat, and even shower like a local.

Spring term consists of 4 classes. Each time you complete a class you’ll receive a badge. Collect all the badges and get your diploma and you could be joining us here at Iceland Academy to put your skills into practice.
So choose a class and let’s get started. We can’t wait to welcome you to Iceland Academy. More video’s and info to be found on Inspired by Iceland’s website.