WHAT IS DISTINCTIVE ABOUT ICELAND?
Reykjavík has what it takes to host a successful meeting or event. The city’s facilities and venues for both large and small gatherings are all at your disposal, in addition to a plethora of entertainment, dining, and unique cultural opportunities. Meet in Reykjavík has a broad collection of service providers, all professionals in their fields. Our efficient yet flexible methods of creating a unique agenda and venue make Reykjavík one of the top destinations for international conferences worldwide.
Reykjavík has the perfect venue to launch your product with a blast. Whether you prefer exhilarating nature as a backdrop for your particular brand or are looking for an impeccable classy setting in Iceland, the ideal venue is sure to be found.
The energy is palpable on this magical island, where astonishing natural phenomena inspire the welcoming, creative locals…
Although many have the perception of Iceland as a far away destination it is closer than you think. Iceland is in fact EASILY ACCESSIBLE and it´s location midway between Europe and North America, makes it convenient to MEET IN THE MIDDLE. Frequent direct flights with Icelandair and other airlines to numerous countries in Europe and USA make this island in the north an easy traveling option.
Historic moments of great significance have taken place in Reykjavík because of it´s location. The World Chess Championship and the Reykjavik Summit Meeting loom large among those. The Chess Match of the Century took place in 1972 when Bobby Fisher beat Boris Spassky ending 24 years of Soviet domination of the World Championship. Reykjavik also made headlines when President Reagan and Secretary Gorbachev met for a summit conference in Reykjavík in 1986. Some claim that this meeting marked the beginning of the end of the cold war.
As a host you will find that the service commitment of Icelandic suppliers is professional and friendly. In Reykjavík you have everything within reach and it only takes roughly 2 hours to the next glacier for activity and fun. This kind of CLOSE PROXIMITY combined with a CAN DO mentality and industriousness makes all problems solvable and no project unmanageable.
We provide HIGH TECH INFRASTRUCTURE for the MICE market, with state-of-the-art software and technologically advanced conference halls, convention centres and meeting venues. Iceland is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, and nearly every household has a computer and is online. The Icelandic government has even formulated its policy on the information society, living up to the slogan: Iceland, the e-nation.
In Iceland you get fresh air and clean water but did you know that the world’s largest geothermal heating system is in Reykjavík? Across the country, about 90% of Icelanders have access to geothermal heating, which means less pollution and fewer emissions. All buildings are comfortably warm even during the coldest winter days. Since opening its doors in May 2011, our new landmark the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre is believed to be the most ECO-FRIENDLY conference centre in the world.
THE BULLET POINTS
- Breathtaking nature
- Accessible and closer than you think
- High tech infrastructure
- Eco- friendly
- Everything within reach
Iceland offers new and fresh culinary pleasures. Icelandic cuisine, part of the increasingly popular Nordic food movement, uses fresh, sustainable ingredients in inventive ways. The culinary scene is innovative and refined, with lamb, dairy products and fish particular highlights. The restaurants are diverse both in their selection of local ingredients and in their cooking styles.
Icelandic sheep roam the highlands during the summer and the taste of wild flowers lingers in the meat, while wild salmon from some of the clearest and cleanest rivers in the world and plump vegetables from outdoor gardens or greenhouses heated with geothermal energy are also culinary highlights.
DYNAMIC ART SCENE
Reykjavík reverberates with life. Galleries, museums and exhibitions reflect art, design, history and culture, while first rate performers emulate some of the most distinctive and interesting music, theatre and dancing in Europe.
Quality products in shops and the famed local hospitality will further enhance your delegates’ experiences
REYKJAVÍK SPA CITY
Hot water has boundless health benefits. Sore joints, swollen muscles and stiff limbs are soothed in warm swimming pools that are filled with the clean geothermal water.
Every community in Iceland has easy access to warm geothermal swimming pools and in many households families enjoy their own hot tubs in the garden. This is reflected in the fact that many hotels offer first class spas with luxurious treatments.