Registration Details

The 2020 Iceland Writers Retreat and Iceland Readers Retreat were originally scheduled to run in April 2020, but were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Iceland Writers Retreat has been re-scheduled for October 14-18, 2020, and both events will run in April 2021. Details below are for the October IWR only. Prices and other information for 2021 will be posted later in the year.

We will open registration for the October event once the current travel situation is stable enough. We are assessing the situation regularly and hope to open registration around late June or early July. Please sign up to our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all the latest information. 

Registration for the 2020 Iceland Writers Retreat is on a first-come first served basis. Please read this page before registering. Due to uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not open registration for the October 2020 event until we are more confident that travel restrictions will allow us to hold the event. Please join our mailing list to see first when we open registration (we will assess the situation in June).

Note: Your registration is not confirmed until you have paid the conference fee (see details below). Submitting your details alone, without any payment, is not sufficient to register. 

 

The price per participant for the Iceland Writers Retreat and the Iceland Readers Retreat is ISK 198,000 (excluding accommodation). Accommodation at the Retreat venue, Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, costs ISK 15,980 per night (single occupancy) or ISK 19,080 per night (double occupancy), including breakfast. Accommodation is booked through a special link that is sent to confirmed participants.

(For reference purposes, one registration plus four nights accommodation is therefore ISK 261,920.)

Registration for the Iceland Writers Retreat is processed by a secure website and is on a first come, first served basis. 

 

STANDARD DATES

29 April – 3 May, 2020

The re-scheduled standard IWR/IRR 2020 dates are 14 – 18 October, 2020.

Please note that in 2020 the IWR workshops, panels, readings, and meals will take place at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel.

The Iceland Writers Retreat registration fee includes: 

  • Attendance at 5 two-hour small group workshops (participants will have an opportunity to sign up for specific workshops later this year, with booking taking place in the order in which you registered to attend the IWR)
  • Conference materials
  • Refreshments at coffee breaks
  • Lunches on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Welcome drink and dinner
  • Reading by IWR authors
  • Pub night with music and readings by local authors
  • Receptions (details to be confirmed)
  • Q&A panel with IWR authors
  • Literary walking tour of Reykjavík
  • All-day tour in the Icelandic countryside, incl lunch and snacks

The Iceland Readers Retreat (running in April 2021) registration fee includes: 

  • Attendance at lecture and interactive discussion with featured author
  • Attendance at panel by Icelandic authors
  • Conference materials
  • Refreshments at coffee breaks
  • Lunches on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Welcome drink and dinner
  • Reading by IWR authors and IRR featured author
  • Pub night with music and readings by local authors
  • Receptions (details to be confirmed)
  • Q&A panel with IWR authors and IRR featured author
  • Literary walking tour of Reykjavík
  • All-day Literary themed Golden Circle tour in the Icelandic countryside, incl lunch and snacks
  • All-day Literary Borgarfjörður tour, incl lunch and snacks
  • Exclusive tour of leading museum in Reykjavik

 

RELAX, READ & WRITE EXTENSION

2-4 May, 2021

The optional “Relax, Read & Write” two-day extension on 2 and 3 May gives you free time during Sunday and Monday to take additional tours, walk through town, shop for souvenirs, or write in a local café. The group will then gather in the evenings for dinner together. At the second dinner we’ll have an open mic night where you’ll have an opportunity (if you wish) to share some of your work with your fellow participants.

The R,R&W cost per person will be published later. It is also possible to book two additional nights’ accommodation at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel at the same conference rate.

Included in the Relax, Read and Write extension:

Please note:

  • It is only possible to book the Relax, Read & Write extension for two nights and not one night.

The registration fee does not include:

  • flights to/from Iceland
  • transfers to and from the airport to the hotel
  • accommodation (a separate link is provided to book accommodation at a special rate)
  • any meals or refreshments not listed in the itinerary
  • alcoholic beverages at meals provided
  • travel insurance

It is possible for two participants to sign up together to the IWR and/or IRR and share a twin or double room. Simply register individually for the IWR/IRR and have only one person book a double room.

 

Non-Participating Partners

You can also sign up a non-participating partner. Non-participating partners can attend all the Iceland Writers Retreat events, except the writing workshops and lunches on those two days. If you are also booking accommodation, please remember to sign up to a double rather than a single room. The cost for a non-participating partner is ISK 80,000.

 

Terms & Conditions

Your booking is not confirmed until we have received your deposit (or full payment). Payment is made through the secure website of Valitor, a leading Icelandic payment solutions company. You will receive confirmation of payment via email. Please email iwr@icelandwritersretreat.com to request a full receipt.

Cancellation Policy
Your credit card will be charged an initial deposit of ISK 60,000 with the remaining balance due 60 days before the Retreat begins, on 29 February, 2020. If you sign up after this date, you will need to pay the full balance before registration is confirmed. When registration opens for the October 2020 event, the full balance will be due immediately.

a) a cancellation made more than 60 days prior to the event day will be refunded minus an an administration fee of ISK 20,000
b) a cancellation made less than 60 days but more than 28 days before the event will be refunded minus an administration fee of ISK 30,000.
c) a cancellation made less than 28 days but more than 14 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the total payment
d) No refunds are provided for cancellations made fewer than 14 days before the event begins

If you need to cancel, please do so in writing to iwr@icelandwritersretreat.com. We will confirm via email that we have received your cancellation and that we have processed your refund (as applicable).

Please note that due to contractual obligations with our suppliers, we cannot make exceptions to the cancellation policy, regardless of the reason for cancellation. Many credit card companies have some cancellation insurance if you need to cancel at the last minute due to unexpected developments, and we recommend you check these policies, and, of course, that you always have travel insurance.

Faculty Cancellations
All announced faculty for the Iceland Writers Retreat and Iceland Readers Retreat have confirmed their planned appearance at the event with us in writing. On occasion a faculty member may cancel his/her planned appearance due to unforeseen circumstances. We announce any faculty changes as soon as possible. Please note, however, that the regular cancellation policy applies and we cannot issue different refunds if a faculty member if no longer able to attend. We will always offer the same number of workshops and talks / lectures.

Hotel Cancellation Policies
Please review the terms and conditions, cancellation policy, and privacy policy for the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel. Their policies apply to all hotel room bookings.

Stack Entry

$120

Per Person

  • 1 Free Entrance
  • Regular Seating
  • Custom Swags
  • Free Wifi
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Student Pass

$99

Bulk Order

  • 20x Free Entrance
  • 20x Regular Seating
  • Custom Swags
  • Free Wifi
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VIP Pass

$199

VIP's only

  • VIP Entrance
  • VIP Seating
  • Custom Swags
  • Free Wifi
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