Escape. Learn. Explore. Create.

Reykjavik, 9-13 April 2014

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Registration is being handled by Iceland Travel, through their secure site. 

Overseas registration for the 2014 Iceland Writers Retreat is now closed. 

Local registration is now full; please email us to be added to our waiting list.

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Our Early Bird rate of USD $2100 / GBP 1300 based on a single room** has been extended for a limited number of delegates. Book now to secure this rate.

**Please note that your credit card will be charged in Icelandic krona at the early bird fee of ISK 261,668. The USD and GBP rates are approximate based on the rates when prices were set in spring 2013 and minor fluctuations due to exchange rate differences can be expected.

Your registration to the retreat includes:

*Four nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the 4-star Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (with free internet access)

*Attendance at four small-group workshops with featured authors

*Attendance at author Q&A panel and other author events

*Coffee/Tea and refreshments during workshop days

*Lunches on workshop days

*Conference program and materials

*Welcome dinner

*Literary walking tour of Reykjavík

*Tour of Gljúfrasteinn, the home of Nobel Prize winning author Halldór Laxness, and reading by Icelandic writer

*Reception hosted by the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

*City of Reykjavik welcome reception

*Exclusively-designed, all-day guided "Golden Circle" tour, with stops at UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, geyser geothermal fields, and ancient seat of learning Skálholt. Includes lunch and reading by Icelandic author. Guided by an Icelandic writer.

*Transportation to all events on the itinerary not held at the hotel

*New events as added

Prices exclude airfare and airport transfers. (Depending on where you're travelling from, it should be possible to arrive and depart on the days the retreat begins / ends. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions page for further details.)

Room upgrades and a spouse/partner package are available.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations made more than four weeks prior to arrival will be refunded in full except for an administration fee of ISK 7000. A cancellation made less than four weeks but more than two weeks prior to arrival will be charged 50% of total payment. A cancellation made less than two weeks prior to arrival will not be refunded.


We'd love to hear from you.  
Tel: Iceland +354 893 4173 USA (EST): +1 202 465 4699

Erica Jacobs Green and Eliza Reid, Founders