Excursions

There are optional excursions run by CP Reykjavik that will be run from 2pm on 4th June. These are available for sign-up on the main registration page. For more information on the excursions, please refer below. 


The Dark Deeds Literary Tour 

Date: 4th June 2017, 2pm from Harpa
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Price: ISK 6,000 per pax

Join guides from the Reykjavík City Library for a fun introduction to Icelandic crime fiction, from Arnaldur Indriðason and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir to Gunnar Gunnarsson and the Saga of Gísli Súrsson.

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Reykholt and Borgarfjordur

Date: 4th June 2017, 2pm
Duration: Approx. 6 - 7 hours
Price: ISK 22,000 per pax

First stop at Snorrastofa in Reykholt in Borgarfjörður where the writer, scholar and chieftain Snorri Sturluson took residence in 1206 and was killed in the autumn of 1241. There you will be guided through the museum. After Reykholt we head to Borgarnes to see an exhibition at the Settlement Center, a recreation of Iceland’s earliest days and introduction of one of the best-known heroes of the Icelandic Sagas, Egill Skalla-Grimsson. Included in the price is a tasty buffet and a performance by an Icelandic actor of a selection of scenes from the Icelandic Sagas and history.

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Þingvellir and Gljúfrasteinn

Date: 4th June 2017, 2pm
Duration: Approx. 4 hours
Price: ISK 16,800 per pax

First stop is Þingvellir, where a guide will talk about the history of the national park. Þingvellir is where members of the Alþingi (national assembly) met from 930 to 1798. Many events in Icelandic history took place at Þingvellir. It lies on the junction of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, whose divergence has formed the great rift valley of Þingvellir with its many crevasses and gorges. Þingvellir is Iceland’s oldest national park, and since 2004 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After Þingvellir, we head to Gljúfrasteinn. This was the home of Halldór Laxness, a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955. He lived and worked in the house with his family for more than half a century. Today it is open as a public museum, through which you will be guided.

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