Iceland is a compelling and very popular incentive destination today, with plenty of non-traditional experiences including glacier exploration, visiting an active volcano, snowmobiling, and snorkeling between two continents. Panoramic views, very friendly people, and the Northern Lights await you.
Peak Season: June and July
Off-Peak Season: November and March
Largest City: Reykjavik
Airlift: Thankfully, finding cheap and direct flights to and from Iceland has never been easier, with more airlines offering more routes for more competitive prices. Less than 5 hours to NYC. There are 26 airlines which fly to and from Iceland with gateways to over 90 major cities worldwide. Please be aware that prices of flights to Iceland will differ from season to season. The most common points of departure to Iceland are Copenhagen, New York City, and London, therefore offering possibly the best prices from N-America and Europe.
– Island has about 130 active and inactive volcanoes.
– 100% of the countries energy is fueled by renewable sources.
– During the summer months, there can be up to 21 hours of daylight.
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Groups can hike on glaciers, explore ice caves and volcanos, whale watch and of course soak in one of the country’s many hot springs, both natural or man-made. There are enough activities to keep attendees engaged for the better part of the week.
Top Sites to See:
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon: In the southeast of Iceland, you’ll find a glacier lagoon filled with large chunks of ice. This ice lagoon has become one of Iceland’s most popular attractions due to its immense beauty. The lagoon is called Jökulsárlón, or Glacier’s-River-Lagoon.
The Blue Lagoon: is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, and it’s not hard to see why! The beautiful milky-blue opaque water makes a stark contrast to the surrounding black lava field covered with dark green moss. Pack your swimsuit but rent a warm robe and slippers there.
Waterfalls: The waterfalls in Iceland are countless. Every year, new ones form from melting glaciers, and almost every river has a few. They can be seen all over the country, many of them from the Ring-Road. Pack your rain poncho and waterproof phone case as it’s worth getting wet to get up close.
Whether you have three days or eight days, travelers can take advantage of the Golden Circle route that includes geysers, waterfalls, and craters. This route is an easy day trip from Reykjavik. For those with more time, you can not miss the beautiful south coast with ice-capped volcanoes dubbing the cliffs and black sand beaches. For those travelers taking the relaxed approach, they can explore the many shops and museums in Reykjavik.
The Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina: Located on the harbor of Reykjavik and was originally an old paint factory. The rooms at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina are decorated with contemporary Icelandic design and references to the maritime culture. The common area has facilities for events with up to 50 guests and another space for 25–30 people, well suited for all kinds of events or private parties. Located in an up and coming arts district, this funky and fun hotel is perfect for those looking for a unique experience.
Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel: Located in the heart of the city with 88 sleeping rooms and three meeting rooms for up to 80 people. Enjoy fresh and locally sourced ingredients at the 1919 Restaurant or sip your favorite cocktail at the 1919 Bar and Lounge. Each dining venue has spectacular views of the city. Dating back to the early 1900’s, The Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel offers a historic facade with a lovely more contemporary interior.
Hotel Borg: Originally built by Jóhannes Jósefsson, a famous strongman and adventurer. After competing in the 1908 Olympics and traveling in America with Barnum & Bailey’s circus, he returned to Iceland in 1927 with one goal: a dream to build a luxury hotel. The hotel’s 99 rooms and suites, with Art Deco style throughout, are elegantly appointed yet offer an extensive array of modern amenities. Hotel amenities include a Jamie Oliver Italian Restaurant, First Class Spa or Fitness Room. The Borg, which has become one of Reykjavik’s landmarks, is conveniently located within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, businesses, souvenir shops, art galleries, and specialty shops.
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Feel free to email Lisa, the CEO of canvas as she just got back from a personal vacation there and would love to share her experience!