ICELAND CATALOGUE 2016
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CP Reykjavik is the result of a merger between the PCO Congress Reykjavik and the Event Management Company and DMC Practical.
Iceland is a country of contrasts and a destination that has endless options for incentive groups, conferences and events. Iceland is inspiring and refreshing, striking the fine balance between untouched landscape and the most modern conveniences.
Together we form an experienced team of specialists that have organized some of the biggest conferences ever held in Iceland. Our award winning agency focuses on creative events, tailor-made luxury travel and teambuilding. We can be your solid partner of choice when it comes to going that extra mile to create the memories of a lifetime. We love to ensure our guests get the best our country has to offer. This brochure will provide you with an overview of many of the partners we work with, as well as ideas about what to do in Iceland and practical information about the country.
ReykjavĂk is a vibrant city with an excellent infrastructure, access to cutting-edge technology, modern meeting venues and warm hospitable people. Centrally located between Europe and North America, it is the perfect destination to meet in the middle. Remarkable landscape, a great variety of outdoor activities and unpredictable weather guarantee a unique adventure.
How to prepare yourself for Iceland? Always be prepared for a change in the weather and if you dislike the weather in Iceland, please just wait five minutes.
INDEX Hotels .......................................................................... 5
Hotels in Reykjavík ......................................... 6
Hotels outside Reykjavík ............................. 13
Restaurants & bars .................................................. 15 Restaurants ................................................... 16 Bars ............................................................... 22 Venues ...................................................................... 25 Event themes ............................................................ 31 Activities .................................................................. 35 Teambuilding ............................................................43 Conferences .............................................................. 47
Conference Services .....................................48
Conference Venues....................................... 49
Practical information ................................................51
HOTELS So far there are no five star hotels in Iceland. There are outstanding four star hotels, first class hotels and a range of hotels that can be described as upper three and a half stars hotels. We are highly convinced to find the appropriate accommodation for you and your group. *Please note that whenever a hotel is not officially classified, we leave this information out in the descriptions that follow.
HOTELS IN REYKJAVÍK
RADISSON BLU 1919
Historic and dignified Hotel Borg overlooks Reykjavík’s square Austurvollur in the heart of the city, across from the parliament building, Althingi, and the cathedral. It’s located within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, bars, shops, art galleries, museums, and the old harbor area, as well as Harpa concert hall and conference center. Hotel Borg offers 99 elegant rooms and suites, all in 1930s art deco style.
101 Hotel is situated in the city center near the main shopping street Laugavegur, perfectly located to enjoy what the city has to offer. It is a stylish designer hotel with dominating colors of gray, black & white, clean lines and local art works to convey pure Nordic coolness. The 101 has 38 rooms, equipped with CD/DVD player, satellite TV, iPhone sound-dock, safe, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer and minibar. Free wireless internet is available throughout the hotel. There’s a lounge/ bar, restaurant, fitness center, spa with jacuzzi and sauna, state-of-the-art board room for 10-12 people, business center and small meeting room.
The Radisson Blu 1919 is a historic hotel housed in the former offices of Iceland’s first shipping company, Eimskipafélag Íslands. The Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Iceland’s capital city. The 88 rooms and suites include each free wireless internet, TV, minibar and safe. Guests have complimentary access to the health and fitness center. There are three fullyequipped meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 35 guests.
Standard amenities include: ironing board, coffee and tea making facilities, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, safe, wifi internet, and minibar. Hotel Borg offers extensive concierge services at the front desk, as well as a spa and gym facilities.
HOTELS IN REYKJAVÍK
RADISSON BLU SAGA
HILTON REYKAVÍK NORDICA HOTEL
GRAND HOTEL REYKJAVÍK
Hilton Reykjavík is located near the city center, around 2 km away from the central square. It is one of Reykjavík´s top hotels, with 251 bright and modern rooms and some of the best meeting facilities in Iceland. The hotel’s restaurant Vox with their delicious new Nordic style cuisine is considered to be one of the top in the city. Free wireless internet is available throughout the hotel. Guest staying on the executive floor have complimentary access to the Nordica spa as well as the executive lounge with a panoramic view over Reykjavík.
Grand Hotel Reykjavík is now the largest hotel in Iceland with a total of 311 rooms. The hotel is situated in a quiet area around 2 km from Reykjavík’s central square. All of the hotel rooms are very spacious and equipped with first-class amenities. The hotel has 15 meeting rooms seating 6-470 on 1.600m2 with modern technical equipment. In the basement is a spa with fitness rooms, massage rooms, beauty parlor and jacuzzi.
FIRST CLASS HOTEL The Radisson Blu Saga is situated just a 10 minutes’ walk from the historic city center of Reykjavík across the road from the National Museum of Iceland. The Hotel has 209 rooms with free wireless internet, hairdryer and a pay-per-view TV. Stateof-the-art conference and meeting rooms are spread over 1339 m2 and are suitable for all kind of events. Radisson Blu Saga invites you to unwind at the spa and health center with a fully equipped gym. Entrance to the health center is free for hotel guests.
HOTELS IN REYKJAVÍK
ICELANDAIR HOTEL NATURA
HOTEL REYKJAVÍK CENTRUM
ICELANDAIR HOTEL REYKJAVÍK MARINA
FIRST CLASS HOTEL Icelandair Hotel Natura is situated approx. 1,5 km from the city center in a green area near the sea and city beach. It has a long history connected to the Icelandic airline that started to offer stop overs in Iceland and needed a hotel. Natura is still one of the biggest hotels in Iceland with 220 rooms. All rooms are equipped with trouser press, coffee and tea maker and TV. The hotel offers an in-house movie theatre, a spa with an indoor swimming pool, a fine restaurant and various meeting rooms that are all equipped with modern technology.
Hotel Reykjavík Centrum is located in a historical building by one of Reykjavík´s oldest streets. It has a lot of authentic atmosphere, created by the dominating wood interiors. The hotel has 89 rooms with TV, small fridge, radio, iron and ironing board, safe, tea and coffee maker. You’ll find the fine restaurant „Fjalakötturinn and the cozy bar and lounge Uppsalir a business center and internet access. The hotel has two conference rooms, one with board room set up for 14 persons and one with a set up for 39 persons in theatre setting.
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina boasts a colorful and quirky design. It has 108 rooms on four floors and is situated in a completely renovated building that has become a landmark among local residents. On weekends, the hotel bar is highly frequented by Icelanders. Marina is located next to the local dry-dock called Slippur in the up and coming harbor district of downtown Reykjavík. The hotel rooms are functional and stylish, have wireless internet, flat screen TV and hairdryer. The concert hall and conference center Harpa with all the necessary meeting facilities is situated a nice 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
HOTELS IN REYKJAVÍK
CENTERHOTEL THINGHOLT Centerhotel Thingholt is a boutique hotel with a strong focus on modern quality design inspired by the Icelandic nature. It offers 52 rooms, decorated in a sleek, contemporary style. The hotel is located next to Reykjavík’s main shopping street Laugavegur. Bars, cafés, restaurants, museums and shops are at your fingertips. Thingholt offers free internet in all rooms and the lobby.
SUPERIOR TOURIST CLASS
MODERATE FIRST CLASS
Centerhotel Plaza is set on the square of Ingólfstorg in the very heart of the historic city center. The hotel is perfectly located to enjoy all Reykjavík has to offer: restaurants, bars, shops, art galleries, museums and the harbour. Each of the 180 rooms at Plaza has a bright and modern interior, free internet, TV, ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, tea and coffee maker.
Centerhotel Arnarhvoll has 104 rooms in modern Scandinavian design and is situated right in the Reykjavík city center only a few steps from Laugavegur main shopping street with bars, restaurants, shops, museums and Harpa concert hall and conference center. An excellent location, free wireless internet in all rooms personal service, a breathtaking view overlooking the Reykjavík bay and the mountain ridges beyond, a spa with a jacuzzi, a turkish bath and a sauna.
HOTELS IN REYKJAVÍK
SUPERIOR TOURIST CLASS
MODERATE FIRST CLASS
Hotel Hlemmur is located at the main shopping street of Reykjavík, within walking distance of shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants. It combines hostel and hotel accommodations under one roof. Located on the fifth floor, the 17 hotel rooms are spacious and decorated in an elegant, modern style. Most rooms offer private balconies with scenic views of the city’s colorful rooftops and the mountain landscape beyond.
Hotel Klettur is a first class hotel that has been designed with inspiration from the Icelandic nature. It is situated within a short walking distance from Reykjavík’s main shopping street. The hotel has 146 standard rooms and 20 deluxe rooms and a game room as well as a bar with a large lounge. 10 of the deluxe rooms have private balconies and 5 have a great view overlooking the bay and surrounding mountains.
REYKJAVÍK LIGHTS HOTEL Reykjavík Lights Hotel offers 105 fully equipped rooms. The hotel is located approx. 2 km away from Reykjavík’s main square and a five minutes’ walk from the largest outdoor thermal pool in Iceland and sports center. Every room is unique and linked to a specific day in the ancient Icelandic calendar, decorated with artwork demonstrating local traditions and experiences distinctive for the season, like the northern lights and the midnight sun.
HOTELS IN REYKJAVÍK
CITY CENTER HOTEL Located in the heart of Reykjavík and on one of Reykjavík´s oldest streets, the City Center Hotel is boasts both individuality and personal service. The Hotel has 30 rooms with free wireless internet, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobe, minibar, satellite TV, coffee and tea maker. Some of the rooms offer fantastic views over the Parliament Square and some also have balconies.
FOSSHÓTEL BARÓN The Fosshótel Barón is located in the heart of Reykjavík, only a few steps from Laugavegur main shopping street where you will find restaurants, shops, museums and nightlife. The hotel offers 121 rooms all equipped with the basic amenities a modern hotel should have. Internet access is free in the hotel lobby.
TOURIST CLASS HOTEL
TOURIST CLASS HOTEL
Centerhotel Skjaldbreid is located on Laugavegur, Reykjavík’s main shopping street, where the city is at its most vibrant. The hotel offers 33 rooms with satellite tv, telephone and high speed internet. The breakfast buffet is served on the third floor where you can also sit down any time of day, relax and enjoy a complementary cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the Reykjavík city scenery.
Cabin is situated around 2,5 km from Reykjavík’s main square. It offers a high level of comfort at affordable prices. The hotel has 249 rooms in three different room types. The standard rooms are small but comfortable and have private bathrooms with showers. The deluxe rooms are bigger and have a bathtub with a shower. The Superior rooms are all situated on the hotel’s 7th floor and offer magnificent views of the city or the ocean. All the rooms have a free wifi but the Superior rooms come with a hairdryer, a refrigerator, a tea and coffee maker.
HOTELS IN REYKJAVÍK
Hotel Apotek is situated in the very heart of Reykjavik, at the main square of the town and in a street with bars, pubs, clubs and fine restaurants. The Apotek is a historical building, a landmark in Reykjavik right next door to the prestigious hotel Borg. This boutique hotel has 45 spacious rooms and a 3 floor tower suite, a bar and a restaurant.
Fosshotel Reykjavík opens in June 2015 and will be with 320 rooms the largest hotel in Iceland. It is located in Reykjavík’s business district in short walking distance from the main shopping street. The hotel has 16 floors and all the rooms offer magnificent views of the city and the bay area. The top floor has 7 suites and the hotel has first class conference facilities. Unwind with a bottle of Icelandic draught beer in the Beergarden, relax at the luxury spa and enjoy dining at Fosshotel Reykjavík’s restaurant, Haust.
Alda Hotel Reykjavik is located on the main shopping street, Laugavegur, in the center of Reykjavik. Bars, restaurants and pubs are just around the corner. Their rooms have ocean and mountain view or a view over the city. The top floor rooms have access to a great balcony from where you can enjoy the panorama to the fullest. All rooms are smokefree, feature walk-in shower, hair dryer, work desk, a 40” Samsung HD TV and free access to high speed Wi-Fi internet.
Skuggi Hotel is a design hotel managed by Keahotels. The hotel features 100 modern rooms, a stylish lounge and bar and offers a great location in centre of Reykjavík. The main ideology of the design is to convey nature to urban area. Timeless, modest and clearcut design reflects the style of Skuggi Hotel. The rooms are specious with a unique glans of urbane, elegance and warm atmosphere. Every room features a TV, telephone, radio, hairdryer, free WIFI, tea- and coffee set. Additional service such as laundry service and luggage handling can be found or requested.
HOTELS OUTSIDE REYKJAVÍK
A new hotel in a wonderful setting in the village of Vik, nestled under sandstone hills and embraced by magnificent natural surroundings. The views are stunning as you look out over the beach, to the sea and the Reynisdrangar Pillars, and experience the spectacular cliffs and birdlife. Myrdalsjokull Glacier stands guard over the region in all its splendour and there are adventures to be had all around. The hotel has 36 elegantly fitted rooms, decorated with Icelandic design and inspired by the natural environment.
Hotel Selfoss is situated in the town Selfoss at the south shore of Iceland, around 60 km from Reykjavík and 100 km from the Keflavík International Airport. It contains 99 spacious rooms in four categories. Conference facilities have the capacity for up to 450 guests and are equipped with the latest technological equipment. Hotel Selfoss boasts a spa with a steam room, sauna and hot pool.
MODERATE FIRST CLASS Hotel Rangá is one of the luxurious hotels of Iceland situated in the countryside. It is perfectly located to discover South Iceland. Hotel Rangá has 51 rooms, 20 deluxe rooms, 18 rooms with king size beds and two rooms with twin size beds. The junior suites and suites are styled in the theme of the continents. The rooms in the hotel either face the river, the outdoor Jacuzzis, or the Mt. Hekla volcano. With the fitting group size we are happy to request Hotel Rangá private.
Hotel Búdir is a countryside hotel, located in a lava field on the tip of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the western region of Iceland. Guests have an impressive view of the breathtaking Snaefellsjökull Glacier. Hotel Búdir’s restaurant has been referred to as “The Mecca of Icelandic cooking”. The restaurant’s menu is seasonal and takes advantage of fresh local products from neighboring villages. The hotel offers accommodation in 63 rooms and has facilities for meetings and medium sized conferences.
HOTELS OUTSIDE REYKJAVÍK
MODERATE TOURIST CLASS
The Volcano Huts are situated in the valley of Thórsmörk, a popular hiking and recreation area located approx. 150 km east of Reykjavík. Thórsmörk is framed by glaciers and is considered to be one of the most beautiful locations in Iceland. One can choose accommodation in private rooms, dormitories or cottages. A night in a tent is also a possibility for the more adventurous. Electricity is available as well as a cold shower in the nature, sauna and hot pot.
An exclusive private retreat set in the Icelandic countryside. The Lodge’s exclusive private accommodation suitable for up to 12 people is ideal for anyone from a couple to a group of colleagues on a business retreat. The Lodge is conveniently situated close to the Golden Circle but in a calm surrounding, removed from the main trails. In the rooms are a satellite TV, high-speed wireless access and a whirlpool. There’s a chance to see Northern Lights during winter season.
Luxury Apartments Grímsborgir are situated approx. 70 km from Reykjavík and 110 km from Keflavík International Airport. They are ideally situated for excursions at the South Shore. Grímsborgir offer luxury accommodation in 44 double rooms, 6 suites and 14 apartments which are fully equipped with a large kitchen, dining room, fireplace, lounge area with a tv and an outdoor hot tub.
Not far from Thingvellir National Park and less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavík you’ll find the Hotel ION. Here you are located in an area, around which in winter often Northern Lights can be seen. Close to the ION you will also find the power plant that provides the capital with energy. The hotel has 46 rooms, with large windows that offer breathtaking views, an outdoor hot tub, a bar/lounge and an excellent restaurant.
You find meeting facilities for up to 70 delegates.
Somethings that you might want to taste in Iceland:
“flatkökur” (flat rye bread) with “hangikjöt” (smoked lamb) “svið” (sheep head)
“skyr” (diary product) “hákarl” (fermented shark) “brennivín” (Icelandic schnaps)
RESTAURANTS & BARS Within 1 km distance downtown 101 Reykjavík you find a number of restaurants that reach culinary world class standards. Without any doubt - and we are proud of that - you will get to taste fresh and local ingredients and enjoy your culinary journey through Iceland with all your senses.
THE GRILLMARKET This restaurant surely has enhanced the quality of life for the foodie in Reykjavík. As well as at the Fishmarket, Hrefna Saetran (one of Iceland´s leading chefs) and team are serving juicy Icelandic dishes, prepared on a special grill. You can be sure that they use seasonal ingredients straight from the farm. The decor is inspired by Icelandic nature and features live moss, basalt columns and fish skin. Capacity: 166 seats
THE KITCHEN BAR
THE FISHMARKET The Fishmarket is a trendy restaurant housed in one of Reykjavík’s oldest buildings. By purchasing directly from the country’s farmers and fishermen they guarantee sustainability and quality of the ingredients, with which they prepare fish, meat and other scrumptious dishes, with a modern twist. Guests can watch each plate being prepared in the open kitchen, which adds to the modern atmosphere of this popular eatery. Capacity: 110 seats
The stylish yet warm surroundings of the Kjallarinn (isl.) is the home of exciting innovations in both cooking as well as cocktails. The menu is arranged by the method of cooking; on one hand the coal oven and on the other a French Planche. You can find various fish, meat and fowl on the menu and of course some interesting cocktail pairings, should you be so inclined. Capacity: 70 seats
THE SEAFOOD GRILL It was a dream that came true for the young chef Gústav Axel Gunnlaugsson, a lad from a tiny fishing village up in the north, when he opened his restaurant in cooperation with master chef Lárus Gunnar Jónasson. Gústav and Lárus spent months travelling Iceland looking for the real taste of the culinary side of the country and picking up some key items for the interior of their restaurant. The Seafood Grill is a small and cozy eatery with a diverse menu, focusing on seafood. Capacity: 90 seats
THE HARBOR RESTAURANT The Harbor is a cozy little restaurant in Reykjavík´s old harbor located in the center of the city. The Harbor emphasizes on the freshest fish available, personal service and a laid back atmosphere. This charming little restaurant is family owned, budget friendly and absolutely authentic. Capacity: 90 seats
The Grill team strongly believes that quality comes first and that their guests have an experience that arouses all senses. Not only are the dishes they serve a true feast for any guest, but the panoramic view of Reykjavík from this top floor eatery makes the experience even more enjoyable. The Grill is located in Hotel Saga’s eighth floor, a 10 minutes’ walk from the city center.
Vox restaurant is an exquisite venue for a tasteful night out. Located at the Reykjavík Hilton Nordica Hotel, the focus of this restaurant is blending highly professional service with a laid back atmosphere. Vox offers New Nordic style cuisine and maintains ingredients as fresh as possible by specially selecting them straight from farmers, fishermen and hunters of Iceland and the surrounding Scandinavian countries. Capacity: 110 seats
Capacity: 96 seats
At Kopar they focus on Icelandic ingredients and seek them both on land and at sea for the composition of their menu. Of course the food is the most important, but service, company and environment contribute fundamentally to a good night out. Kopar is influenced by its environment; The old harbor, the ships, the vibrant city centre and a surprising mix of old and new.
THE GALLERY RESTAURANT The Gallery, located in the city center, is one of the leaders of fine dining restaurants in Iceland. There you will also find the finest wine cellar in Reykjavík, in our opinion. Leading the kitchen is master chef Friðgeir Ingi Eiríksson, who earned his stripes at the Michelin restaurant Domaine de Clairefontaine in France. Together with his team he will make sure your evening at the Gallery Restaurant is an unforgettable one. Capacity: 80 seats
Located in Reykjavík´s oldest hotel, restaurant Borg offers a view of the city central square and parliament. In the restaurant is an Art Deco bar. The setting is elegant and the focus of the dishes is on traditional Nordic cuisine with an exotic touch.
DILL Restaurant was established by Gunnar Karl Gíslason, an extraordinary and unique chef who published his first cookbook “The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland” with his longtime friend and writer Jody Eddy. DILL is inspired by the New Nordic Cuisine Manifesto, using what surrounds us and embraces the Old Icelandic traditions. The chefs at DILL allow the ingredients to shine in their own simplicity and most importantly they try to have fun while they‘re are at it. The restaurant is open every Wednesday till Saturday from 6:00 PM.
Capacity: 120 seats
BY THE POND You´ll feel like you are stepping into your great grandmothers dining room when you enter this quirky little restaurant. By the Pond is an old fashioned restaurant with great personal service and menu that focuses on seafood. This eatery is located in the city center. Capacity: 50 seats
TORFAN Torfan is located in one of Reykjaviks historical buildings which has housed multiple restaurants. The location is well suited and you can experience classical and exquisite food in an historic atmosphere. Torfan mixes French culinary tradititions with a Nordic twist. Torfan is located in BernhĂśftsstofa and was built in 1838. The restaurant seats over seventy guests and has banquet rooms available for private events. Capacity: 80 seats
Capacity: 100 seats
KOLABRAUTIN Kolabrautin is a restaurant located on the 4th floor of Harpa concert hall and conference center. It boasts a picturesque view of the city harbor and bay with its surrounding mountains. This is the place where seasonal menus with Icelandic ingredients meet Mediterranean cooking traditions. Capacity: 180 seats
TAPAS BAR Tapas Bar restaurant has the appearance of a typical Spanish bodega or wine bar; cool and dark, wooden tables and smiling staff. This eatery serves traditional tapas along with the best of Icelandic ingredients. It is very popular amongst the ReykjavĂk locals and often serves as a place where friends meet to chat and joke before heading out on a night of fun in the city center. Capacity: 80 seats
This restaurant offers an adventurous menu in a laid back and cool environment, located in a historical building in the city center. The Fish Company is all about seafood and the freshest ingredients. We suggest a menu that offers a culinary journey around Iceland - enjoy!
VIDEYJARSTOFA To reach this restaurant you must undertake a 10 minute boat ride from Reykjavík harbor to the island of Videy. On the island you will find beautiful nature, charming walking paths, the Imagine Peace Tower and the restaurant Videyjarstofa. Gallery Restaurant from Hotel Holt, which has been the benchmark for Icelandic culinary excellence since it was opened in 1965, caters to Viðeyjarstofa. Capacity: 150 seats
Nauthóll features modern Icelandic cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients, in-house production and casual atmosphere. The restaurant is led by an Icelandic National Culinary Team member belongs to a new generation of Icelandic chefs, committed to sustainable cuisine.
IDNÓ Idnó restaurant welcomes you to dine in one of the city’s most important historical buildings. It is located in the heart of Reykjavík, by the city pond and opposite to the city hall. It is truly an interesting place with a history well worth investigating. Remember to ask to be escorted around the building so your time at the restaurant will be even more enjoyable. Capacity: 110 seats
Capacity: 110 seats
AT THE SEASHORE Enjoy a lobster feast by the seashore, in a cozy & rustic seafood restaurant only 40 minutes away from Reykjavík! At the Seashore is famous for its fresh lobster and delicious lobster soup. It is located on the South Shore of Iceland in the small fishing village of Stokkseyri and offers a picturesque view of volcanoes, the ocean and endless meadows. Capacity: 220 seats
LAEKJARBREKKA Laekjarbrekka is a cozy restaurant with a lot of atmosphere. It is located in an old wooden building downtown. They focus on excellent service, delicious food and do their best to let you experience the charm of the place. Laekjarbrekka offers two charming Nordic wooden beamed private banquet rooms located in the restaurants loft space; both are equipped with a bar. Capacity: 95 seats
Capacity: 140 people
RESTAURANT REYKJAVÍK Restaurant Reykjavík is situated in the city center in an historical building from 1870. This restaurant focuses on the good traditional Icelandic food and spices it up with a modern touch. You’ll find a varied menu and the possibility to get a taste of many different Icelandic dishes that you will not find in other local restaurants. Capacity: 170
KOL The restaurants spreads on two floors with an open kitchen and a wieldy bar, where some of the country‘s best cocktail bartenders are offering an ambitious cocktail list. The restaurant is divided into spaces with cozy leather couches and has a variety of different table settings. The head chefs of Kol have gathered over 20 years of experience at Reykjavík‘s best restaurants as well as working at several known restaurants in Europe and now they present their ideas in a variety of finger food, salads, fish, steaks and desserts. Capacity: 95 seats
Check out this concept based hamburger restaurant. Hamborgarafabrikkan is one of the most popular Icelandic restaurants which probably will remind you a bit of a Hard Rock Café. With a bubbly atmosphere and a playlist of exclusively Icelandic music, their aim is to be the most fun restaurant in Iceland. On the menu you will find what the name promises: Tasty and original hamburgers.
BARS & PUBS Reykjavík is a young city with a vibrant night life, a dynamic music scene and with a lot of people that love to party as much during long summer nights as in the dark winter months. On the following pages you find a selection of places that you could check out while in Iceland. Let us know if you want us to organize a VIP night for you. *Most bars are open until 01:00am on weekdays and 05:00 am on weekends.
DEN DANKSE KRO
Austurstræti 7, 101 Reykjavík
Ingólfsstraeti 3, 101 Reykjavík
Austur is without a doubt Reykjavík´s most popular clubs. Here you can book a VIP bottle table and dance the night away with Reykjavík´s “it-crowd”.
Den Danske Kro is a casual and cosy pub that is very popular with Reykjavík locals. It offers a selection of Icelandic and Danish beer and live music on weekends.
Bergstaðastræti 1, 101 Reykjavík
Bankastræti 5, 101 Reykjavík
This is considered to be one of Reykjavík´s coolest bars, it even had a starring role in cult movie 101 Reykjavik (2000). At weekends you will most likely have to stand in line to get in, but it´s absolutely worth it!
Coffeehouse, bistro, bar and a highly popular club, this place is it all. B5 is laid-back and trendy, a great place to dance and mingle with fun and outgoing people.
Hafnarstræti 4, 101 Reykjavík
Laugavegur 20a, 101 Reykjavík
Laugavegur 28b, 101 Reykjavík
Austurstræti 9, 101 Reykjavík
As soon as this establishment opened (in August 2012) it had beend dubbed the hippest bar in Reykjavík. Dolly is equipped with two floors catering to the electronic dance music scene.
The 1998 comedy film The Big Lebowski by the Coen brothers is not only a film, it has now become a lifestyle. The Lebowski Bar in Reykjavík is everything you want it to be, a bowling themed burger joint, restaurant and bar.
Each weekend a DJ makes sure the atmosphere is fabulous with a wide music selection of the best of everything, across genre, countries and even eras. It pulls an incredible assemblage of people from all walks of life and creates a vibe where you just want to mingle and dance.
Loftid is a lounge and cocktail bar with a dress code and VIP edge. Not many bars in Reykjavík are as trendy as this one.
DRINX – KEX HOSTEL BAR
Austurstraeti 8, 101 Reykjavík
Austurstræti 12, 101 Reykjavik
Vegamótstíg 4, 101 Reykjavík
Skúlagata 28, 101 Reykjavík
The former Thorvaldsen bar was known for the hot dance music and a great place to visit as the night progresses; now Trio offers also great food, focusing on the typical for northern countries and on delicious cocktails.
The English Pub offers a wide range of beer and over 35 whiskey brands. Here you will find people of all ages, a relaxed ambiance, live music and a busy bar with a wheel of fortune … You can win as much as one meter of beer!
A long-running café-bar-club, but still a great place to eat, drink, see and be seen. Vegamót is always packed with people, locals and visitors. Each weekend they offer dance music, although the dance floor is quite small.
The Kex Hostel Bar is one of the most successful establishments that have opened in the last years. It is cool, retro and quirky, a highly popular place to kick off a night out on the town. Here you will most definitely meet some chatty locals and travelers... but be aware, the bar closes at midnight!
VENUES Following you find descriptions for event and working venues. Our concert hall and conference center is only one example of a venue where you have both possibilities. Hotels with bigger meeting facilities are Hilton Nordica, Reykjavík Natura, Grand Reykjavík and RadissonBlu Saga. You find information about these meeting facilities under „hotels“.
HARPA CONCERT HALL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
ART MUSEUM „HAFNARHÚSIÐ“
The concert hall and conference center in the heart of Reykjavík is an outstanding venue for music events, gala nights, meetings, conferences and trade shows. Harpa has cutting edge technology, an excellent restaurant and is centrally located. The building’s 6th and 7th floors are interconnected and can together seat up to 200 people on round tables. This is an outstanding venue location with an extraordinary view over Reykjavík and the bay and with a large terrace.
Knock the socks off your team by taking them to a gala dinner at the inhouse Blue Lagoon restaurant called Lava! The restaurant, seating up to 300 people, has an exclusive bar area, a great view overlooking the lagoon and is framed by a natural rock wall that is perfect for the setting. It is possible to arrange that your group has the whole lagoon exclusively for themselves. A DJ and live performances by dancers and singers will make a night in the Blue Lagoon absolutely unforgettable.
The Art Museum is a great venue for gala dinners in the city center of Reykjavík for up to 250 people seated on round tables. The hall is a white open space that is being entered through big flip up doors. Any theme can be set in that hall that gives entire freedom in deciding about the athmosphere, the decoration and the lightening to choose. We can have an ice bar, a tent in the outdoor area, a run way... The Art Museum is situated downtown Reykjavík.
Harpa is an outstanding meeting location with cutting edge technology, with meeting facilities seating from 10 up to 1800 persons and an exhibition area with space for up to 1500 persons.
The Blue Lagoon has meeting facilities on 1200 m2, the biggest room seating up to 500 people and for standing receptions with 1000 guests. This is for sure a relaxing place to do business.
ICELANDIC LANGOUSTINE, SERVED BY THE SEA
The Iðno restaurant is housed in one of the former theatres of Reykjavík and is a historic building with a lot of atmosphere. It is situated downtown at the city pond and close by the town hall of Reykjavík. On the first floor, the theatre hall can seat up to 120 guests. With its stage it is perfect to use the hall in combination with the according entertainment. On the second floor is a room with windows to the city pond and an art collection. It can seat up to 60 people. The next level‘s saloon can ideally be used for an apéritif or a standing reception.
If you are looking for an exclusive dinner setting outside of Reykjavík and in the middle of nowhere we’ve got just the one. Dine in style in the Icelandic countryside in a privately owned country lodge. This is for those who want simply the best. You‘ll find yourself surrounded by the elements of Iceland‘s nature, experience an outstanding catering service, excellent food and enjoy the absolute privacy of the place.
This is an ideal stop on our way back to the city, following a glacial hike at the South Shore or the Golden Circle tour. A local seafood restaurant, specializing in the Icelandic langoustine, is the perfect setting to end an active day outisde of Reykjavík and even better if you’re still in your outdoor clothes. A pre dinner drink can be served outside with view over the sea. We can reserve an adjacent tent for your group private. A band, a singer or a accordion player can contribute to an excellent ambiance.
A glacial buffet is for sure something special to experience. It can for example be combined with fun games on the glacier, with a snowmobile adventure or a meeting up there. Surprise your group with a lunch buffet in the white wideness of our ice shields and allow them to extend their visit on the glacier. An outdoor buffet of this kind can basically be organized on two glaciers and for any group size.
Imagine an island, that you reach with a specially hired boat in 10-15 minutes from Reykjavík harbor, a great view to our capital and the surrounding mountains, a menu that is served by a restaurant that sets a benchmark for Icelandic culinary excellence. Videyarstofa can seat up to 150 guests. On Videy island you perfectly experience the midnight sun in summer or might get to see Northern Lights in winter and you might be almost the only guests out here. If you come between the 9th of October and the 8th of December, we can take you on a walking tour to Yoko Ono‘s Imagine Peace tower, situated on the island.
With a 360° view over our capital, on top of a small hill, the Pearl is a special event venue that by the way sets you also in close contact to our eco friendly city: Reykjavík gets its geothermal hot water out of the six huge watertanks that surround the building and that are also the pillars of the terrace – a perfect setting for a pre dinner drink with a spectacular panorama. The restaurant, which can seat up to 400 persons, is roofed by a glas cupola and does in two hours a full circle turn. Guests dine and view Reykjavík.
Music is one of Iceland’s most important export products. Check out some of our famous musicians: - Ásgeir Trausti - Björk - Of Monsters and Men - Retro Stefson - Sigur Rós
This venue is situated close to our beach in the city, sheltered by a small wood and on the foot of a hill. It is a modern place and has large window surfaces with views out to the beach. It takes a 5 minutes drive from the city center to get you out there and into the green. Up to 100 guests can dine at Nauthóll, taking a culinary journey that is guided by a member of the Icelandic national culinary team and his crew.
Laugardalshöll is situated close to Hotels Hilton Nordica, Grand Reykjavík and Reykjavík lights, close downtown and in the biggest Sports Park of the city. This hall is used for a variety of sport events, pop concerts, large classical events as well as conferences, trade shows, banquets and corporate events. It has a total of 20‘000 m2 with a maximum capacity of 11’000 people. Conference rooms of mixed size are spread over 700 m2 and can take between 40 and 400 people in meetings and other events.
EVENT THEMES We are constantly generating new ideas for themed events. Here we only give you a few examples of what we have done in the past. We are looking forward to get to know your needs and wants and to create a tailor made and unique event for you and your group.
The Practical team loves to play with the icy elements from our surroundings as well as fiery volcanoes. Would you like to start with the hot red theme and cool down in the end of the evening, or the other way around? We design the event around your group by finding a venue for the event, book artists and team up with an Icelandic culinary expert to create an icy and fiery menu for your group.
An evening filled with surprises and actors who dress up as waiters. Get ready for the unexpected and let your guests be the center of attention.
THE HIDDEN WORLD OF ICELAND
EXPERIENCE THE CONTRASTS
A huge part of the Icelandic culture are our quirky superstitions, many of them about the elves and trolls. For this gala night weÂ´ll create the perfect mixture of Icelandic myths. We suggest a standing buffet with smaller sitting areas across the venue. Rowing artists such as fortune tellers, elves and hidden people and rune readers perform. The setting will include a backdrop and photo shoot, low fog, sound effects and forest scent.
Many of our guests are amazed by our landscape and the contrasts they witness during their stay in Iceland. We love to mix all this together by creating a gala dinner where the different elements of nature are in a leading role. Weâ€™ll take care of finding the perfect venue for the event and create an unforgettable evening with audio visual experience and a menu that matches the contrasting theme.
THE LAND OF ICE AND FIRE
ICELAND MUSIC AWARDS
You can offer a barbaric Viking dinner to your guests, but you can also offer your guests a Viking experience which is a bit more subtl... Icelandic Viking singers perform Icelandic folk songs during the pre dinner drinks which are served from a sheep horn according to the tradition. The venue will be decorated according to our theme and your Viking waiters will set their mark on the evening. Guests get to enjoy a photo shoot with Leifur Eiríksson or other Vikings and learn more about our many Viking traditions.
The Icelandic music industry has been booming in the last few years. Icelanders are said to be quite eccentric and we still have plenty of talent waiting to be discovered. For your evening we’ll prepare a special program with Icelandic artists performing during the gala dinner.
LET’S GO BACK TO THE GOLDEN YEARS
How about a themed gala night at Reykjavík´s oldest and most elegant hotel? During the Second World War Reykjavík was booming with life. First the British army and later the American army did bring a lot of color to the local social life. Hotel Borg´s Golden Ballroom was the hotspot where dances were held and young women fell in love by the dozens. This evening will embody the early war years, by décor, cuisine and entertainment.
One of our strongest aspects is creating signature events for our clients. We’ve worked with many international companies in maintaining their brands and creating an even stronger one through a memorable event. Put us to the test and make us come up with a creative solution for your corporate group.
ACTIVITIES ReykjavĂk city and vicinity offer an abundance of great options for groups as well as individuals. We recommend the following activities. Note that timings include transfer time, if needed.
TASTE THE SAGA ENTERTAINMENT
2-3 hours (max. 50 pax)
6 hours (max. 150 pax)
Tour 2,5 hours (max. 50 pax)
You head out to rugged terrain only a 20 minutes’ drive from Reykjavík and get to play on four wheel monster bikes. You take a ride on the wild side by driving up Úlfarsfell Mountain and ascend to higher ground. Once you stand on top of one of Reykjavík’s mountains, you get to enjoy the great view over the whole urban area and the majestic surrounding mountain range.
The Hvítá river is a beautiful and exciting glacier river located just an hours´ drive from Reykjavík city. The river has a perfectly balanced mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids. While rafting, participants will have the option of jumping from a cliff into the river – an activity that is unforgettable for any visitor.
Mead, beer substitute, Brennivín (a.k.a. “Black Death”): These are all a part of our ancient and current history. Ölgerdin (The Brewery), Iceland´s oldest brewery, invites you on a unique journey through the drinking saga. Taste the quirkiness of Iceland while listening to funny stories about the drinking culture as it was in the past and how it is today.
ATV ADVENTURE IN THE LAVA FIELDS
SNORKELING AT SILFRA
4 hours (max. 60 pax)
5-6 hours (max. 30 pax at a time)
4 hours (max. 18 pax)
We’ve created a unique tour on the Reykjanes Peninsula where action and adventure is simply a part of a bigger picture. Imagine riding your ATV in the midst of a lava field, on black sandy beaches and observe the Atlantic Ocean pound the surrounding cliffs. En route we’ll serve the group warm chocolate on the beach, on top of a mountain or in a cave – you choose!
A walk on the glacier is a magnificent phenomenon. A glacier is a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water. We will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sink holes and jagged ridges accompanied by an experienced glacier guide. Participants will be provided with all the tools necessary.
A snorkeling tour in Silfra fissure at the Thingvellir National Park takes you to the world between the continents. It’s here where the tectonic plates drift apart. The glacial water that flows in the fissures is crystal clear, with a view around 100m, making Silfra one of the top spots worldwide for underwater tours. Participants will be provided with all equipment needed.
ATV TOUR CLOSE TO REYKJAVÍK
3 - 3,5 hours (max. 150 pax)
3 hours (max. 25 pax per group)
3-4 hours (max. 40 pax)
Take part in an adventure at sea with an unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds. Conveniently located in Reykjavík’s old harbor, a three hour journey can bring you up close to whales in their natural habitat. This is a journey that can be absolutely breathtaking.
Would you like to see your group happy and laughing? Invite them on a guided tour around the city with Iceland´s most sought after comedian. He is not only a comedian, but also is closely linked to Icelandic history and culture in so many peculiar ways. This is a great way to get to know the comedic side of Icelandic history, politics and the daily life of an Icelander.
Sea Angling is a great activity for all ages. We set off from Reykjavík´s old harbor and head out for an exclusive tour to the bay, where our experienced fishermen will spot fish in a flash! Well, we need them to do that, since the catch of the day is going to be grilled on the boat! On our way to the fishing grounds we might also pop in for a visit to Puffin Island...
3 hours (max. 60 pax)
2-3 hours (max. 20 pax per group)
3-4 hours (max. 1000 pax)
Iceland is a geothermal wonder and we sure know how to make use of all this natural hot water. Indulge yourself in a spa day or half day. Laugar Spa is one of Reykjavík’s leading fitness areas with geothermal swimming pool and the spa with its scented saunas, salt water hot tub, cozy relaxation areas and restaurant. Our guests receive a voucher for light refreshments during their visit.
Reykjavík is a small city, but it is unmistakably a vibrant one - that we are proud to invite you discover! Let us take you on a rotating city walking tour that takes approximately 2 hours. You will visit places of interest and get a taste of Brennivín & shark along the way. Professional guides will lead guests in groups of 15-20 persons.
Are you ready to take a relaxing dip into the geothermal wonder that is the Blue Lagoon? This place is known for the healing power of its water and natural mud that is rich in minerals (anti-aging), silica (strengthening) and algae (revitalizing). The lagoons temperature is a warm and welcoming 38°C/100°F and its color is electric blue. A true “must experience” for every visitor.
SNOWMOBILE TOUR ON THE GLACIER
3-4 hours (max. 70 pax)
3-4 hours (max. 30 pax at a time)
full day trip (max. 100 pax)
The Icelandic horse was brought here with the settlers and has not been cross bred with any other horse breed. Have a close encounter with Iceland ´s most beloved animal while getting in touch with nature. It is small but sturdy horse, sure footed, social and good humored. Travel while enjoying nature and respecting the delicate balance of the ecosystem.
How about making your group explore the underground world of an Icelandic lava field? Caving in Iceland is a dark, strange and unique experience. You literally walk into a world that once was glowing hot and bright but now is frozen black and completely silent. We can blend make your caving experience with folklore and/or teambuilding.
To several full day tours we can add a twist on the glacier for a snowmobile adventure in the vast and calm white. Starting from Reykjavík it is possible to organize such a tour at the south shore or in combination with the Golden Circle, allowing the group to break out and into the wild of the glacier.
SCENIC HELI TOUR
MEET ICELANDIC DESIGNERS
ICELANDIC RALLY CARS
1-5 hour (max. 40 pax in rotation)
2-3 hours (max. 25 pax)
3 hours (max. 20 pax)
Take a fantastic helicopter ride to Esja Mountain including a scenic flight over the city. We land on the table top mountain overlooking the bay area in order to enjoy unforgettable panoramic vistas of the coastal plain, the cityscape of Reykjavík and distant volcanoes as a unique backdrop. This heli tour is bound to be an awe-inspiring experience that will create memories that will last a lifetime!
The Reykjavík city center is a real treat for the fashion lover. Laugavegur, the central shopping street, is bustling with life and is a treat for any fashionist. Here you can find an array of shops and boutiques that display and sell chic clothing from Icelandic and international designer labels. We suggest that we line up a few of the foremost Icelandic designers and invite you to their showrooms.
The Top Gear team came to Iceland to witness these vehicles… and the “slightly insane” drivers in person. We’re happy to introduce to you the tourist version! The drivers have promised to behave but still make your heart race. Truly unforgettable and exactly what the adrenaline junkies are looking for.
YOKO ONO’S IMAGINE PEACE TOWER
3 hours (max. 150 pax)
6 hours (max. 82 pax)
The tower is a memorial to John Lennon and is an inspiring piece of art. Every year this column of light acts a beacon of hope and peace during the dark winter months. It´s lighting takes place on Lennon´s birthday, the 9th of October and is lighted every night until the 8th of December. Take a short boat trip to Videy Island to visit the tower and even have a meal at the charming Videyjarstofa restaurant.
Ever played golf at midnight? Iceland’s midnight sun makes golf a 24 hour sport. We tee off in the evening at Iceland’s top ranked golf course, located only 15 minutes from the city. The front nine are carved into a lava field, while the back nine are played on the Hvaleyri Peninsula with fantastic views over the ocean. On clear days, Snæfellsjökull glacier makes a stunning backdrop to a fantastic golf course.
SEA KAYAKING 3 hours (max. 25 pax) Sea Kayaking is a great way to experience the closeness of nature and the beauty of the surrounding landscape form an exciting angle. The group will bond over a hands-on athletic activity which is bound to be great for the team spirit. The trip begins with a short lesson followed by a paddling excursion while keeping a sharp lookout for various bird species and seals.
Icelanders suggest: “If you get lost in Iceland, stand up!” Iceland is a treeless land. You might find it naked and bare. So we can let your group plant a tree at the Friendship Forest or elsewhere!
GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR
SKIDOOS AND WARM POOLS
Chances are that you’ve heard of this tour; one of Iceland’s most popular tourist routes, on which you visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss waterfall. We however avoid the typical and suggest you to compete in Iceland survival skills at Thingvellir, enjoy a lunch in a local greenhouse and visit Iceland’s gems. For a twist on the glacier, we recommend super jeeps on this tour.
We depart early from the city and head to the south, approaching the spectacular landscape surrounding the Thórsmörk area. En route we enjoy some off road adventures and head on to the glacial tongue Gígjökull of our famous Eyjafjallajökull to explore the awe-inspiring area that was most affected by the 2010 eruption. Combine this tour with; canyoning, ice climbing, wading or an ATV adventure and a BBQ meal in nature!
This trip can be combined with the Golden Circle or stand on its own. We head inwards to the highlands and to Langjökull glacier, Iceland´s second largest glacier. Once there we suit up and hop on powerful skidoos to experience the glacier first hand. This trip can take up to 4 hours and is completed in the highland natural warm pool area. (Option of an overnight stay in mountain lodge).
Additional ideas: Take part in a “Strongmen” competition lead by real life Icelandic strongmen or enjoy a vocal performance by a local artist in between the continents at Thingvellir.
More ideas: We continue to Thjórsá Valley where we visit various natural wonders such as; Gjáin, Hekla Volcano, Iceland´s highest waterfall Háifoss and more. We can even travel through Thjórsá valley by ATVs!
HELI TOUR IN THE GLACIER VALLEY
MAGIC OF SNÆFELLSNES
JEWELS OF THE NORTH
Fly over the volcano Eyjafjallajökull and experience the effect the eruption had on the natural environment up close. The crater is still warm and the surrounding nature is amazing. Rough wilderness, vast black sands, glaciers, waterfalls…This is a once in a lifetime experience!!!
We hop on a boat or yacht and sail from Reykjavík to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. On the way we enjoy sea angling and whale watching. At Snæfellsnes peninsula we suggest a visit to the shark museum, a horseback ride on a black sand beach and dinner at a local seafood restaurant. It might be a good option to stay at a rural boutique hotel, renowned for its murder mystery games.
Only a mere 45 minute flight from Reykjavík city is the beautiful town of Akureyri, often referred to as “The Capital of the North”. We fly out in the morning and come back at night. In between: A packed tour with amazing landscape, bubbling mud pools, waterfalls, activities and a relaxing bath in Mývatn Nature Bath. All of that close to the northern arctic at 66° degrees north!
REINDEERS, ICEBERGS AND ATV’S
SUPER TRUCK SOUTH
We fly east to Höfn, a young town partially framed by Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. We’ll drive towards Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, where huge, aqua-blue icebergs float into the sea. There we hop onboard a boat and zigzag between the imposing bergs. From this mystical place we continue our journey to do some adrenalin pumping activities and reindeer seeking in the shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier. Here you can experience true wilderness.
Did you know that Iceland boasts of a true heritage treasure that is “The Sagas”? The Sagas are stories of Vikings and kings from around the year 1000 Ac. One of the more interesting ones, Egilssaga, took part inWest Iceland. We hop on a bus and drive to the province of Borgarfjörður. Firstly we visit the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes where we get to know Egilssaga and the Icelandic settlement. Next stop is Reykholt where we get to know the man behind the Sagas and we learn about elves and trolls at local exhibitions that offer some very interesting games and hiking paths.
On this amazing driver-guided super jeep safari you will see the south shore’s most treasured natural sights. We will head east from Reykjavík and before you know it you will be walking behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall! Ideally we now have a closer look at water in ice form: Take a walk on a glacier tongue or take a snowmobile tour! Subsequently we will drive our highly specialized super jeeps to where they belong; racing along the water’s edge at one of Iceland´s amazing black lava sand beaches before we take our last stop at Skógarfoss Waterfall and head back to Reykjavík.
TEAMBUILDING AT THE BEACH (any group size) It’s crazy enough to have a man-made beach in Reykjavík, not to mention the fact that the sea is heated for the Icelanders to enjoy the so called summer. We find it irresistibly tempting to offer our foreign guests a visit to the beach all year round. The activities in our teambuilding program depend on the season and we might even offer your group a refreshing dip into the 4°C sea – which is actually a quite popular activity with the locals!
THE AMAZING REYKJAVÍK RACE
THE HORSE WHISPERER
(any group size)
(max. 25 pax)
(max. 12 pax)
Some say that a two hour bus ride is an ideal way to experience Reykjavík, we beg to differ. The Amazing Reykjavík Race is an ideal way to explore our little capital. We’ve created a race where teams face creative tasks and while doing so they’ll visit Reykjavík’s highlights, get to know the city in an exciting way while boosting the team spirit.
The horse is a fascinating and sensitive creature that has served man for thousands of years. Working individually and as a group with a horse will give you a new perspective on your group’s dynamics and spirit while giving it a good “shake”. This is a unique opportunity to get to know the beautiful Icelandic horse as well as work on cooperation, communication and leadership skills.
Let’s put on an apron and get ready for some culinary action. We’re taking you to one of Iceland’s leading restaurants where the group will be divided into smaller teams to have a culinary and teamwork experience. It goes without saying that we’ll provide all the necessary equipment to make sure that our guests at least master the “look” in the kitchen and of course the group will get to enjoy the food they make.
GET INTO THE BEAT
LET THE MUSIC PLAY
(any group size)
(any group size)
(any group size)
Does your team have the right rhythm? We believe it is important to make sure that your corporate heart is beating as one. A drum circle lead by a professional drum circle instructor is an ideal way to start your incentive in Iceland or as an exciting breakout during meetings and conferences. We love to organize this activity somewhere out there with Iceland’s nature as a fantastic backdrop.
Being one of Iceland’s leading event management companies we also have the privilege of working closely with many of Iceland’s talented musicians. Musicians from different sectors of the music industry assist us in releasing the creative power from within your team. A rapper, opera singer, human beat box and a pop star take your group to a new level and you’ll be amazed with the outcome.
Why do great ideas often generate from the cafeteria? It’s because of the laid back atmosphere and comfortable setting they provide. At Practical Café we bring ideas to life and make sure that your team enjoys every minute of it. You just need to come up with the topics and we’ll create the perfect setting. Another idea: We’ll dress up the management team and have them act as waiters for the group. This way they get to witness the work taking place in the room while your team is having a blast.
CONFERENCE SERVICES We are a highly experienced Professional Congress Organizer (PCO). We offer a wide range of services for conferences, meetings, events, exhibitions, incentives, accommodation and travel. Our teem connects you to people and places so you can get your message across seamlessly. Our team’s broad range of knowledge, based on up to 25 years of individual experience, from different types of projects in a variety of industries, has thought us how to deliver a successful event. We pride ourselves on the professional and thorough approach we apply to the projects that we take on for our clients. We are leading in Iceland in the use of technology and support systems. We are proud of having been the first company in Iceland to use Eventure event management system, one of the best software available for participant’s registration and abstract handling. The use of the system takes us one step ahead of our competition and ensure a more professional, trouble-free and fruitful event. Our goal is to ensure that our clients can focus on the scientific aspects of their projects while we take care of the details. Our clients can expect our team to form a strong working relationship with them, thus achieving greater results. Let’s join forces - that’s how we achieve results
HARPA CONCERT HALL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE The concert hall and conference centre is situated in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland. Harpa offers outstanding facilities for conventions with accompanying trade shows, conferences, meetings, product launches, concerts and other cultural events. It also features spacious reception and exhibition areas that can be used for a variety of happenings.
Total size: 31.000 m²
Meeting space 3.167 m²
Exhibition space 2.500 m²
43 meters tall
4 main halls
Harpa combines stunning architecture with state of the art technology in all areas of functions within the building. Four main halls and several meeting rooms offer some of the most technologically advanced equipment available.
10 meeting rooms
Several Banquet & Reception areas
The biggest conference booked so far is EOS in June 2013 with 2.450 attendees.
HILTON REYKJAVIK NORDICA
The hotel is a popular choice for both local as well as international gatherings of all kinds. It offers seven meeting rooms and four rooms serve as multifunctional rooms. At its first floor in the heart of the building is the majestic 530m2 conference hall – lavish space that doubles as ball room/ banqueting suite for big occasions, and outside the room are 440 m2 of pre-function/exhibition space. All eleven meeting and function rooms are equipped with fully staffed business
centre and fitted with the latest technology, suitable for all styles of presentations. The master chefs at the first-class VOX Restaurant take care of the catering and provide great dining experience. •
Close to city centre
Free shuttle service 5 times a day to city centre
11 conference rooms
GRAND HOTEL REYKJAVIK Grand Hotel Reykjavík is a venue for various occasions, including small and large conferences and exhibitions, business events including daytime meetings, sales meetings, board retreats, award presentations and seminars. It has 15 meeting rooms seating 6 - 470 guests. The meeting and conference rooms have over 1.600 m2 of meeting space with endless possibilities. Gullteigur is the largest conference hall in the hotel. In all, it is possible to seat 470 in this comfortable 345m2 facility. If necessary the hall can be split into two separate venues.
Gullteigur is a great venue for large conventions, meetings, exhibitions or banquets. The meeting rooms can offer up to 870 guests, theatre style simultaneously. •
Close to city centre
Free shuttle service to the city centre
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica is made for meetings, with a wide range of rooms and back-up systems for every kind of business event. Hilton Reykjavik Nordica has gained an excellent reputation as a conference venue in Reykjavik Iceland.
ICELANDAIR HOTEL REYKJAVIK NATURA Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura is a Reykjavik original and embraces its legacy. It is the perfect place to hold conferences and meetings. The hotel offers impressive conference and meeting facilities suitable for small meetings and events, as well as larger conferences, exhibitions and presentations. A selection of seven rooms of different styles and sizes (4 344 people) are available to choose from at your convenience. All rooms have the technical facilities needed as well as professional service and first class catering service to add to the overall value of the event and make it a success. The Main Conference Room is on first floor and can take up to 344 persons but can also be split up into two smaller
meeting rooms if needed. This room is ideal for conferences, meetings or any kind of event for smaller or larger groups. The Auditorium Room (the movie theatre) seats up to 110 guests and the breakout rooms are five and are located on the ground floor except one that is on the 3rd floor for up to 50 seated guests each. •
Conference hall seating up to 344 persons
In house catering for up to 280 persons
Catering for receptions for up to 400 persons
Free parking area
THE UNIVERSITY CINEMA COMPLEX
The University Cinema complex is fully equipped for conferences and meetings with facilities for video, computer or slides projection and wireless internet connections. The 4-star Radisson SAS Saga Hotel is just across the road, with 209 rooms and suites, restaurants, bars and lounges. There are many more first-class hotels in the city centre.
The University Cinema Complex has seven specially designed conference halls for meetings and lectures with seating capacities ranging from 23 to 970. The complex can accommodate a total of almost 2000 conference participants. The halls are all designed to provide the best possible lecture or conference environment.
The University Cinema has hosted regular domestic and international events for many years, for the medical and pharmaceutical sector, the industrial and technical sector, public and international institutions, advertising and marketing and many more.
HOF CULTURAL CENTER AND CONFERENCE HALL, AKUREYRI Hof offers excellent facilities for events of various kinds, including conferences, meetings, receptions, parties and exhibitions. The building is situated in the heart of Akureyri and commands an impressive view over the waters of the fjord. It is only a stone’s throw from the bustling town, its nightlife and the glorious northern lights.
HOF’s halls and meeting rooms are four and are designated areas suitable for meetings comprising up to 750 persons, their biggest hall Hamraborg can seat up to 510 guests.
Country Size: Isa
CAPITAL Reykjavík, a young and modern city with excellent restaurants and first class hotels.
Vik Westmann Islands
320.000 language: Icelandic
We are friendly folks and most of us speak english
HOW TO GET THERE?
Our main season for incentives and other trips is April to October, with the tendency of being increasingly extended, due to the high interest of our guests in Northern Lights and winter adventures. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, winters are relatively mild, but summers are rather cool. Our capital Reykjavík in the South West of Iceland lies on 64°north.
A number of airlines fly to Iceland all year around. Most airlines fly during summertime and shoulder seasons. We are proud to recommend our Icelandic friends at Icelandair www. icelandair.com and also Wow Air www.wowair.com.
DAYLIGHT Following an overview of the average daylight each month in Iceland. In spring, the sun rises every day around 3 minutes earlier and sunset is around 6 minutes later. In autumn, daylight diminuishes every day around 3 minutes in the morning and 6 minutes in the evening. SUNSET 05:44 17:15 18:45 20:18 21:51 23:30 23:57 22:33 20:45 18:58 17:12 15:49
SUNRISE 11:19 10:09 08:36 06:47 05:01 03:04 03:04 04:33 06:08 07:35 09:09 10:44
MONTH January February March April May June July August September Oktober November December
Our currency is the Icelandic Krona (ISK). It is comon in Iceland to pay with credit cards, even small amounts. Restaurants and most shops accept the major credit cards like VISA, Master and Eurocard and in some places you can also pay with others.
CURRENCY & HOW TO PAY
Further options of airlines: EasyJet, SAS, Norwegian, Air Berlin, Air Greenland, Austrian Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, Edelweiss air, Germanwings, Niki, Primera Air, Thomas Cook Airlines, Transavia, Vueling Airlines.
In general, business hours are from 09:00 to 17:00. Most shops are open from 09:00 to 18:00 on weekdays. Several supermarkets have extendend working hours (some 24 hours) and shopping malls as well as several book and souvenir shops are open on weekends. Visitors to Iceland get on from a purchased amount of 4000 ISK incl. VAT a refund in form of a reduction up to 15% of the retail price.
INSURANCE & HEALTH CARE We do not include individual travel insurance to our tours and therefore kindly ask our clients to arrange it for their own before coming to Iceland. Medical assistance is available in all regions. Health care in Iceland has a good quality. In emergency cases help can be on the spot within 30 minutes in most of the places we operate in.
WHY CP REYKJAVIK? With this brochure we give you an overview of suppliers and ideas about what you can do here. But why to team up with CP Reykjavík? Check out if we might be convincing to you.
A SELECTION OF OUR PORTFOLIO:
• Creative team of experts who love what they do • Corporate minded & focused on getting value for our clients • Personal service 24/7, we welcome you at breakfast and wish you a good night in the evening • Few highly experienced companies in event & travel industry as well as congresses. • Site Crystal Award Winner, we organized the largest event a single company has operated in Iceland • We organized the 98th Congress of the European Orthodontic Society that was held in June 2013 with 2.450 attendees, it is the biggest congress held in Iceland so far.
FACTS ABOUT US: Two companies, founded in 2000 and 2004, merged in 2014 14 full time employees and about 20 guides and contractors CEO‘s: Lára B. Pétursdóttir & Marín Magnúsdóttir.
CONTACT US: We are aware of the fact that we do not cover all your questions with these informations. We are looking forward to getting in touch with you personally - and to exceed your expectations. It‘s your choice, it‘s your turn!
CP Reykjavík Sudurlandsbraut 6 IS 108 Reykjavík +354 510 3900 Mail: email@example.com Web: www.cpreykjavik.is
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Published on Nov 13, 2015
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