This text refers to the 2015 Iceland Writers Retreat. We'll be updating it soon with the price of the 2016 event, set to take place April 13 - 17, 2016. This information is for guidance, but gives you an idea of what is included in the price.
Registration for the Iceland Writers Retreat is processed by Iceland Travel through their secure website. The fee for 2016 has yet to be confirmed, but in 2014 and 2015 it was ISK 262,000. (In early February, 2015 that was roughly USD $1970; there is a currency calculator on the registration page.) Taxes on hotel rooms have increased, but we hope to keep the price as similar as we can to previous years.
Your registration to the retreat includes:
*Four nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (with free internet access)
*Attendance at five 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
*Literary walking tour of Reykjavík
*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
The optional "Relax & Write" two-day extension includes:
*Two additional nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the hotel
*Dinner on Sunday, April 12
*Dinner and open mike night on Monday, April 13
(for further information on this extension, visit the "Event" tab)
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; further information is on the registration page.
If you live in the Reykjavik area and wish to attend as a local delegate, please email us.
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 will once again be offering a local option for delegates who live in the Reykjavík area and do not need accommodation, tours, or transportation. Please email us if you would like further information.
We'd love to hear from you.
IWR [at] IcelandWritersRetreat [dot] com
Tel: Iceland +354 893 4173 USA (EST): +1 202 465 4699
Erica Jacobs Green and Eliza Reid, Founders