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The 2017 Iceland Writers Retreat will be held 5-9 April, 2017. Registration will open in July. Please join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on all details.

Registration for the Iceland Writers Retreat is processed by Iceland Travel through their secure website. The fee for 2016 is ISK 272,000. (There is a currency calculator on the registration page; in July 2015, the fee was roughly USD$2000.)

The fee for two participants who sign up together and share a twin or double room is ISK 494,210 total (ISK 247,105 each).

Your credit card will be charged an initial deposit of ISK 60,000 with the remaining balance automatically charged two months before the Retreat begins, on 13 February, 2016.

Your registration to the retreat includes:

*Four nights' accommodation at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (with free internet access and breakfast included)

*Attendance at five small-group workshops with featured authors

*Attendance at author Q&A panel and author reading

*Coffee/Tea and refreshments during workshop days

*Lunches on workshop days

*Conference program and materials

*Welcome dinner

*Literary walking tour of Reykjavík

*Exclusively-designed, all-day guided tour in the Icelandic countryside, led by an Icelandic writer. Includes lunch and reading(s) by local authors. Choice between literary-themed Golden Circle tour or literary Borgarfjörður (for further information, please visit the Event tab, and see further details on the registration page).

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

*New events as added

The optional "Relax & Write" two-day extension includes:

*Two additional nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the hotel

*Dinner on Sunday, April 17

*Dinner and open mike night on Monday, April 18

(for further information on this extension, visit the "Event" tab. The extension costs ISK 59,965.)

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, or your partner can also attend as a full participant; further information is on the registration page. 

If you live in the Reykjavik area and wish to attend as a local delegate (no accommodation, transportation, or tours), please email us

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.

eliza [at] IcelandWritersRetreat [dot] com  
Tel: Iceland +354 893 4173 USA (EST): +1 202 465 4699

Erica Jacobs Green and Eliza Reid, Founders