Optional excursions in connection with the conference:
Tuesday August 14:
City Sightseeing. This guided tour ends in Reykjavik city center where there are lots of restaurants and bars to choose between.
Departure from hotels at 17:30. Duration 2,5 Hours.
Price: 3100 ISK (ca. 335 SEK/ca. 36 €, ca. 46 USD)
Wednesday August 15:
Guided tour to the Blue Lagoon incl. entrance fee to the bath, towel and cocktail and a light meal in the Blue Lagoon restaurant. Please bring your own swimsuit.
Departure from the University at 17:30 (duration: 4 hours).
Price: 7950 ISK. (ca. 865 SEK/ca. 91 €, ca. 120 USD)
The Blue Lagoon is the unused water from a power plant that exploits geothermally heated steam to generate electricity. But, environmentalists, don't let that stop you paying it a visit. It is well worth it. It consists of a large pool of steamy hot water, of an intense milky blue colour, set, as if naturally occurring, amidst a stunning landscape of moss bedecked lava. The owners have installed comfortable, modern changing facilities, a shop selling Blue Lagoon cosmetics and a cafeteria. Even if you don't go in the water it is worth the visit. An aerial view of the Blue Lagoon, with bathers, was part of the exhibition "Earth from Above" by the photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, comprising remarkable photographs of spots around the world taken from the air.
Friday August 17:
Sightseeing Tour and Conference Dinner. Sightseeing tour to Thingvellir National Park, the waterfall Gullfoss and the hot springs at Geysir. The conference dinner takes place at Hotel Geysir.
Departure from the University at 14:30. Back at hotels at ca. 22:30.