ARRIVAL

WLGF maximises sustainability, and has the ambition of being carbon-neutral. Based on insights from the Advisory Committe, and in cooperation with the Sustainability Team of Deloitte, we have made some changes to the airport transfers.
We have partnered up with Airport Direct who has an existing program of airport shuttles to provide bus transfers for our Conversationists from Keflavík airport to the following hotels on Monday 26th until 14.00h:
Hilton Reykjavík Nordica
Icelandair Hotel Natura
Canopy by Hilton
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Hotel Cabin
Hotel Odinsvé
Reykjavik Konsúlant Hotel by Hilton
Hotel Borg
Exeter Hotel
Apotek Hotel
1919 Radisson BLUThe transfers leave every hour from Keflavík Airport and transfer time into Reykjavík is around 50min. Please check in with the Airport Direct transfer desk in the Arrivals lounge to receive your complimentary bus voucher.

WLGF will only provide airport transfers on the 26th until 14.00. If you arrive at other times you will be able to purchase your bus ticket from Airport Direct or make other arrangements. There is no pre-booking necessary for the bus service.

Should you want to book a private car or if you need further information on transportation please contact Imma@CPreykjavik.is

Please note that you will have to make your own travel arrangements back to the airport. Your hotel will be able to help you with this.

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE IN REYKJAVÍK

We want to confirm, that WLGF will be providing shuttle busses from the following 4 hotels to the events on the Main Programme:

Hilton Reykjavík Nordica
Icelandair Hotel Natura
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Hotel Cabin

This does not include the Off Venue Programme activities.

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ICELAND IN BRIEF

  • Language: Icelandic. English is widely spoken and understood.
  • Currency: The Icelandic króna (plural krónur) – ISK.
  • Time: Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) throughout the year.
  • Size: 103.000 km2 (40.00 sq. miles), slightly bigger than Hungary and Portugal, and slightly smaller than Cuba.
  • Population: 325,000 (January 2014). Median age is 35.6 years.
  • Capital city: Reykjavik. The largest municipalities are Reykjavik* (118,000); Kópavogur* (30,000); Hafnarfjörður* (25,000); Akureyri (17,000); Reykjanesbær (14,000). *Cities in the capital region.
  • Government: Parliamentary constitutional republic.
  • Religion: Predominantly Christian
  • Glaciers: Glaciers cover 11,922 km2 (4,600 sq. miles) of the island’s surface. Vatnajokull National Park is the largest national park in Europe.
  • Highest point: Hvannadalshnjúkur peak 2,110 m.
  • Natural resources: Fish, hydropower, geothermal energy.
  • Flag: Blue with a red cross outlined in white. The colors are symbolic for Iceland: red is for the volcanic fires, white recalls the snow and glaciers, and blue is for the skies above.

FLIGHTS

Iceland is conveniently located between Europe and east coast of the United States of America. Travel time is about 5-6 hours by flight from the USA and 2-4 hours from Europe.

Icelandair is the national carrier, ( https://www.icelandair.com ) and there are multiple alternative carriers servicing Keflavik airport, Iceland’s main international airport.