Be prepared to be dazzled. Reykjavík is a vibrant city with excellent infrastructure, which means access to cutting-edge technology, inspiring meeting venues and warm hospitable people willing and able to render the best service.
Iceland was voted as one of top ten Best in Travel 2013 by Lonely Planet.The Capital city Reykjavík was voted top destination 2012 by Lonely Planet and awarded the Travel Reader’s Choice Award. National Geographic was of the same opinion and named Iceland among the best of the world's trips available in 2012.
In August 2011 The City of Reykjavik was designated as UNESCO City of Literature as it boasts an outstanding literary history and almost nowhere in the world are as many titles published per capita.
The same year Reykjavík was awarded the World Festival and Event City by the International Festivals & Events Accociation´s. Take a look at the digital version of the brochure Reykjavík Festival City and the Reykjavík Event Calendar, year 2013.
CNN has nominated Reykjavik as one of the five most interesting Christmas destinations and this year Visit Reykjavík is taking the Christmas City´s holiday preperations a step further in collaboration with various companies.
Reykjavik is hip, it’s cool, it’s small but offers everything that large cities do. Good hotels, good food, good nightlife, good music and the nature is only a few steps away. And it’s finally affordable to go there - Lonely Planet's reader
"EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE" ... WELL ALMOST
As a host you will find that the service commitment of Icelandic suppliers is very high. Iceland is small and the close proximity combined with a laid back mentality and efficiency make problems solvable and no project unmanageable. The combination of all these insure that you will find Reykjavik’s value as a destination is comparable or more advantageous than anywhere else in the world. Whether you are planning a small meeting or a major convention Reykjavík should always be at the top of your location list.
In Reykjavík you can choose from a wide selection of unique meeting venues like Reykjavik Art Museum, Harpa and the Blue Lagoon to name but few. This is a primary reason why Reykjavík is such a desirable international meeting destination. Offering a number of options to meet every requisite of professional travellers and at your disposal is a fine range of conference, convention and meeting facilities along with comfortable hotels like the Hilton and Radisson Blu.
Iceland offers new and fresh culinary experiences. From stylish restaurants and quaint cafés to large hotels with all the urban sleek you're seeking, Reykjavík can fulfil every wish. The option of creating an unforgettable setting with Iceland’s spectacular nature as background is also quite possible.
OUT OF THE ORDINARY EXPERIENCE
Accommodation, amenities, entertainment, retail opportunities – in Reykjavík everything is within reach. The centre is up-beat and alive. Great new experiences await just around the corner, from innovative restaurants with the freshest of foods, seafood, lamb and game, to dazzling music and theatre performances. This city offers a unique and stylish tone reflected in a vibrant art scene and avant-garde designs.
The country’s nature often seems larger than life and the contrasts are breath-taking. Barren black lava fields bear witness to recent volcanic activity while green hills and soft birch woods are easy on the eye. Majestic waterfalls exhilarate the guest while hot springs and geysers are impressively powerful. Pristine glaciers are within easy reach making it possible to take a drive along their icy surface or try one’s hand at driving a snow mobile. For the more adventureous sleek icy walls challenge climbers to conquer them.
Reykjavík has a buzzing art scene. It seems that the creative energy of the people living here knows no boundaries; painting, sculptures, photography, ceramics everywhere you look small galleries and exhibition halls are filled with beautiful artwork. Some even brave the elements and display their art outdoors. Icelandic musicians are first class and many of them have already attained international fame e.g. Björk, Mezzoforte, Sigurros, and Of Monsters and Men. Reykjavik is a creative city with a diverse range of cultural happenings and dynamic grassroots activities.
STYLISH AND OUTSTANDING
The fashion industry is booming and young Icelandic designers have caught the attention of London, Paris and New York. Hand made clothes and accessories, some made of fish roe leather, and jewellery the likes of which are not available anywhere else, create an opportunity to put together the perfect ensemble. Some incredible Icelandic object designs are of interest as well. Kitchenware, practical household commodities, furniture and beautiful little items that make ideal indulgences or presents.
Wild nature is ever present in this city. Green spaces untouched by man are easily accessed within its boundaries. The houses are heated with geothermal water keeping the air clean and fresh and electricity is provided by hydro-electric power plants. More on Green Reykjavík.