Conference guest have an option of joining one of our tailor made conference tours.
Additionally, conference guests can book their own tours with one of our preferred partners via the CP Reykjavik Tour Desk.
Saturday 26 May
Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon and Friðheimar
The tour will start with nice bath at the Secret Lagoon, authentic lagoon just by Flúðir village
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 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.
We hope you will enjoy the tour!
Pick up from: TBA
Departure time: 09:00
Duration: whole day event
Included: guide, lunch, entrance to the Secret Lagoon at Flúðir
Price: ISK 24.000
Wednesday 23 May
Lava tour – horseback riding tour
Experience the Icelandic horse surrounded by amazing nature right outside Reykjavík’s city center. Our friendly horses and specially trained guides will take you on a ride on excellent riding paths where you can experience the unique Icelandic horse while enjoying beautiful scenery full of lava fields and green hillsides.
When we arrive back at the stables enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate is available and feel free to ask our staff any questions about the Icelandic horse. This tour is ideal both for beginners and more experienced riders and is a fantastic choice for a day-tour in Reykjavík.
Before the Lava Tour starts we organize the groups according to riding ability to ensure everyone gets an experience and adventure they want! The slow group will mostly walk and the faster group will ride at a faster pace.
At Íshestar we take pride in our personal service and limit group sizes to be 20 or below per riding group to ensure a safe and enjoyable tour for all of our guests. Our stables are located a short 20-minute drive outside of Reykjavik’s city center. This horseback riding tour is a perfect way to experience the versatility of Icelandic nature in only 2 hours.
Please note that the riding time is 1 1/2 hour, total 4 hours with the transfer.
Pick up from: Hotel / guesthouse
Departure time: 10:00. NOTE! Pick up starts at hotels / guesthouses at 09:00
Duration: Total 4 hours with transfer (1 ½ hours riding)
Included: Riding helmets, rubber boots, and rainwear/warm outfit during the ride. Trained guides who speak multiple languages (English, Scandinavian and German). Please note that it is not allowed to ride with backpacks or bags but Íshestar provides complementary safety boxes at the stables for valuables.
Price: ISK 13.400
Saturday 26 May
This tour starts in Reykjavik Center at the Volcano House. Exhibit to set the mood and prepare our small group for the adventure. Your guide will then meet you at the Volcano House at 2 pm for a 4 hour, touch and feel experience in the Volcanic Reykjanes Geo-park.
Please also note: Like all of our small group adventures, this tour is operated in a six passenger Land Rover Discovery for the best combination of all-terrain capability and comfort.
Pick-up at: The Volcano House
Departure time: 14:15
Duration: Appr. 4-5 hours
Included: Admission fee to the Volcano House, Guided volcano & cave tour, specialized caving gear.
Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Bring: Gloves, weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes
Price: ISK 18.900