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IGS 2015 Höfn in Hornafjörður

You can travel to Keflavík international airport from many airports in Europe up to several times a day with the the airlines Icelandair, WOW air, and Scandinavian Airlines. Icelandair and WOW offer flights to Iceland from several American cities. Prices can be compared at dohop search engine, which may offer additional airlines.

There are frequent bus connections from Keflavík airport to the main bus terminal in Reykjavík (no reservations needed). The bus trip takes less than an hour. There are scheduled bus trips between Reykjavík (departure from Harpa concert hall in downtown Reykjavík, see location map) and Höfn in Hornafjörður departing at 07:30 every morning.

There are domestic flights from Reykjavík domestic airport to Höfn airport. There are flights at 08:00 and 14:30 on Sunday 21 June. Eagle Air flights depart from the terminal on the eastern side of Reykjavík domestic airport near Öskjuhlíð and the restaurant viewpoint Perlan, see location map. Passengers should be at the airport half to one hour before departure. Note that there is another terminal on the western side of the airport that should not be confused with the terminal on the eastern side from which the Eagle Air flights depart. The morning flight at 08:00 provides a convenient connection for participants in the pre-symposium snow scooter excursion on Skálafellsjökull that starts at 13:00. The flight at 14:30 suits those who want to join the symposium registration at 17:00 and ice breaker at 19:30 on Sunday. A car ride from the airport at Höfn to the conference venue at Lindarbakki from where the excursion starts at 13:00 and where the registration takes place in the afternoon will be arranged. A car ride will also be arranged for passengers on the afternoon flight to their hotels. There is a flight at 18:45 on Friday 26 June that may be convenient for those symposium guests that are not participating in the post-symposium excursion. These flights can be booked on-line at the web of Eagle AirPlease be quick to book your ticket as there are only 19 seats on the planes and these can be purchased by other tourists if you don't reserve your seat in good time.

There will be a symposium bus from Reykjavík bus terminal to Hornafjörður at 09:00 am on Sunday 21 June that can be used by participants who are not planning to participate in the pre-symposium snow scooter excursion to Skálafellsjökull. A seat on this bus (the cost is 35 € per person) can be booked through the IGS symposium website at the time of registering for the symposium. If you have already registered without booking a seat on the bus, please contact the IGS-office ( The view out the front window of the bus from Reykjavík to Hornafjörður has been compressed into a two and a half minute video by PiM (Pierre-Marie Lefeuvre at the University of Oslo) for the benefit of those who don't take the bust but would have liked to enjoy the view (note that you should have a good internet connection to view this video). The post-symposium bus excursion ends in Reykjavík so the participants do not need to make other arrangements to get back from Höfn.

For the locations of the Reykjavík bus terminal, BSÍ (departure point for the symposium bus at 09:00 on Sunday morning), the Reykjavík domestic Airport (departure point for flights to Höfn by Eagle Air), and the Harpa concert hall (departure point for the scheduled buses to Höfn at 07:30 every morning), see location map.

Those who want to rent their own car can check e.g. Avis or Europcar car rentals, or check their favourite car rental search engines.

Participants who want to stay for some nights in Reykjavík before or after the workshop can find information about hotels and guesthoused hereSnorri's Guesthouse and Kex hostel  (see location map) are reasonable choices for those who want to stay not too far from the city centre at a reasonable price. Participants flying from Iceland on Saturday may want to stay in a hotel in Keflavik to be close to the airport in the morning since many flights leave early in the morning, in particular flights to Europe. Hotels in and near Keflavík are listed here. The closest hotel is just by the airport (Airport Hotel Smári).

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