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Travel Arrangement

Meet in the Middle

Iceland is located right in the middle between the east coast of USA and Europe and can is easily accessible.  Today there are 18 airlines flying on regular basis with scheduled flights to Iceland. Two Icelandic airlines are operating ot of Iceland, Icelandair is operating scheduled flights between US and Europe, and WOW air is flying into several European cities on annual basis.

Airfare prices are dropping all over the world making it easier to meet in the middle and travel to Iceland from all corners of the globe. Meet your friends and colleagues midway at this perfect location for conventions, events and incentives.

Icelandair is IGC2016 preferred airline and is offering direct flights from 30 countries in Europe and USA. - www.icelandair.com

Several foreign airlines are operating as well like Easy Jet, Germanwings, Air Berlin, Delta Air to mention only few.

Need Visa for travelling to Iceland?

You can find all information on who needs visa for travelling to Iceland on the Directorate of Immigration website. For further information, contact the conference manager.

Transfer from airport

The distance from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík is 55 km, or 45 minutes drive. The FLY BUS offers shuttle service between hotels in Reykjavík and Keflavík airport in connection with arrivals and departures. Taxi service is also available. 
For further information: 
See: www.re.is
See: www.airport.is

If you want to rent a car we recommend the following car rentals:
AVIS
Holdur

Currency exchange
The currency in Iceland is Icelandic Krona (ISK). Foreign currency can be exchanged at all banks, which will also advance cash against all major credit cards. Cash can also be obtained against these cards in all banks; ATMs are to be found in many places. Banking hours are from 09:15-16:00, Monday to Friday. The Change Group offices are open daily, May-September from 08:30-20:00. Exchange offices are also available in Keflavik Airport.

Tax refunds
Upon departure, visitors to Iceland can reclaim the VAT tax paid on purchase in the country. This may amount to 13-15% of the value of the purchase. The refund voucher should be presented to the Duty-Free shop at Keflavík Airport or other departure points.
See: Tax refund

Duty-free shopping
Duty-free goods may be purchased both upon arrival and departure at Keflavík Airport. The duty free allowance is 1 liter of spirits (up to 47% alcohol) and 1 liter of wine (up to 21% alcohol) or 6 liters of imported beer and 200 cigarettes or the equivalent in other tobacco products. It is prohibited to bring uncooked meat and various meat products (salami, smoked meat, etc.) into the country.

Shopping hours


There are many excellent shops in Reykjavík. Visitors will find a wide selection of goods both in the downtown area and at Kringlan and Smáralind shopping malls, offering woolen products, ceramics, jewelry and skin and fur products.

Stores are open from 10.00-18:00 on weekdays, but have variable opening hours on weekends.

Reykjavík
Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and its surroundings, is the home of more than half of the country's 300 000 inhabitants. Named after the steam from the geothermal areas the city is now known for its clean air and beautiful surroundings. In Reykjavik you have opportunities for historical sites, natural beauty, museums and galleries, public parks, excellent shopping, a wide range of leisure activities, hotels, restaurants and a remarkably lively artistic scene.

Climate
Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland has a temperate ocean climate, cool in the summer and surprisingly mild in the winter. In March the average temperature is 2,9°C but often the weather is mild and sunny. But we advise you to bring warm clothes since the weather can be a bit unpredictable and tourists should be prepared.