Turf House, Goðafoss, Dimmuborgir, Bjarnarflag, Scientific Research Center & GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths
8:30 Departure from Akureyri – drive to Laufás
9:00 Visit one of the oldest and best kept turf house in Iceland. Short introduction on the living conditions in those house.
10:15 Drive to Goðafoss
10:50 Stop at Goðafoss
11:30 Drive towards Mývatn, short stop at Skútustaðagígar for lunch
13:15 Stop at Dimmuborgir
14:15 Drive to Bjarnarflag – emphasis on geology, two tectonic plates theory and tourism
15:00 Visit the Scientific Research Center in Myvatnssveit.
16:30 Drive to Húsavik to GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths.
18:30 Drive to Akureyri
19:30 Arrival in Akureyri
Goðafoss, Northern Lights Research Center, Dimmuborgir, Scientific Research Center, GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths, Aðalstræti 82
8:30 Drive to Goðafoss through a tunnel
9:00 Stop at Goðafoss
9:45 Drive to Reykjadalur to visit the Northern Lights Research Center, ran by Chinese researchers in collaboration with the Icelandic authorities. Discussion on the Northern Lights and increased interest in Iceland among people from Asia. Drive by Skútustaðagígar and Dimmuborgir to reach Mývatnssveit.
11:30 Walk around Dimmuborgir
13:45 Visit the Scientific Research Center in Myvatnssveit. Discussion on biodiversity research and the impact of tourism on sensitive nature.
15:00 Drive to Húsavík with emphasis on fighting soil erosion and the use of geothermal energy for cultivation.
16:00 GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths in Húsavík
17:30-19:00 Drive to Akureyri. Stop at Aðalstræti 82 for a glass of wine and some light snacks.
Hjalteyri, Kaldi Micro Brewery and Beer Spa, Hrisey Island
8:30 Departure from Akureyri
8:30 Short sight seeing in Akureyri-town and drive to Hjalteyri
9:30 Vist Hjalteyri art-gallery and exhibition focusing on the undersea pillars. Taste of Icelandic specialities in the old herring factory.
11:00 Drive to Árskógsströnd.
11:30 Visit the Kaldi Micro Brewery, time for beer tasting and visit the Beer Spa
14:30 Taking the ferry out to Hrisey
15:00 Sight seeing on a tractor trailer, visiting the local shark museum and the local store supported by the state. Hrisey is a comunity of 80 inhabitants. Bowl of homemade fish soup before departure
18:00-19:00 departure and return to Akureyri
Pre- and Post-conference trips in the South. Discount Code ISTTE20
Booking window from August 1, 2020 – November 12, 2020
Trip departures from October 1, 2020 – October 12, 2020
Tours Available - Details on Company Website
Take a Walk on the Ice Side
Golden Circle and Magical Nights
Glacier Walk and Northern Lights
South Shore, Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing
Snowmobile and South Coast
ATV Quad and the South Coast
Go Travel Iceland proudly sponsors the 2020 ISTTE conference. They offer a small variety of tours for the conference attendees. These tours are only for 2 days prior and another 2 days after the conference. All tours are shared tours by minibus, up to 20 persons per group. See company website for details.