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.
Blue Lagoon – Thursday 11 October
The geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. It is then harnessed via drilling holes at a nearby geothermal power plant, Svartsengi, to create electricity and hot water for nearby communities.
On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica and minerals. When the water emerges, its temperature is generally between 37°C and 40°C (98-104°F). But owing to variables outside of our control – including weather and time of year – the water temperature sometimes fluctuates beyond this range.
The water temperature is generally between 37-40°C (98-104°F).
The lagoon contains 9 million litres of water.
The water is self-cleansing – it renews itself every 40 hours.
Blue Lagoon is mostly ca. 0.8-1.2 metres deep. Its deepest point is 1.4 meters.
Pick up from: Hilton Hotel Reykjavik Departure time: 14:45 (pick up starts at 14:30) Duration: 3 – 3 ½ hours Min: 15 Price: ISK 12.300 Included: Return bus fare, admission to the Blue lagoon, use of towel & first drink
In this half day tour, you get to know all about the eruption, that soon might come crawling into the city of Reykjavik. You are going out there to see where it is most likely going to rip the earth open and shoot up billions of tons of molten rock.
You start by visiting the Volcano House and watch an Emmy nominated documentary about Iceland’s most famous eruptions. It is a perfect warmup for the tour.
Then you are off in a luxury Land Rover Discovery to explore Reykjavik’s volcanoes. Just takes you 30 minutes to get there. On the drive, you will hear everything about the seismic activity underneath and what will happen in the next eruption at Reykjavik’s volcanoes.
Once there, you will enjoy the view of some places you would not see on any other tour. Hike up to a stunning viewpoint and just breathe, look, enjoy. You will like the remoteness. To be out there in just a small group is something really special.
You will see, mossy lava fields and volcanoes. Learn a bit about how the volcano systems work here. What you see is just the tip of the iceberg. You will meet black sands, hot springs and smell the sulfur in the air.
Bring with you: Sturdy shoes & outdoor clothing. The weather is changing all the time. Be prepared.
Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon and Friðheimar
Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon and Friðheimar – Friday 12 October
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 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 Min: 15 Price: ISK 24.000.