Traveling to Iceland
First time in Iceland? No worries. Here are some useful tips! More will be added as we approach the con!
Getting to Iceland
Iceland is easy to reach, as a number of airlines fly here all year-round.
We suggest using Dohop (an Icelandic company) to find and book your flights. Dohop is an award-winning flight comparison website that finds and compares prices for all regularly scheduled flights, from all over the world.
A surprising number of airlines have regular scheduled flights to Iceland, including Icelandair, easyJet, SAS, Delta and Norwegian to name a few.
IceCon is held in October so you should have your flights booked as soon as possible to ensure you get good prices. You are fine with waiting a bit, but we do not recommend waiting for much longer than perhaps the middle of September, as prices will go up quickly as we get closer to October.
Getting to Reykjavík from the airport
The main (only, really) international airport is in Keflavik, the the airport is cleverly named Keflavik/Reykjavik International Airport. Reykjavik, however, is just a short and scenic bus ride away, with buses leaving the airport at regular intervals.
So, no matter where in the world you are, getting here shouldn’t be a problem.
IceCon 2020 will be held in the city center, in a walking distance from most hotels, so you won’t need to worry about renting a car. If you are feeling adventurous and want to travel within the city, “Strætó” or the public bus system is the way to go. You can plan your travels on their website, straeto.is.
Unfortunately, we’ve not been able to get special rates at hotels for IceCon members, due to exploding tourism; there is no off-season in Iceland anymore. But there are plenty of good hotels and hostels in Reykjavík with acceptable rates. We recommend that you book early!
What To Do in Reykjavík
Reykjavík City maintains a website with an event calendar and information about what to do in Reykjavík. Visit their website at visitreykjavik.is.
You can purchase a City Card at visitreykjavik.is, which gives you free entry to museums, galleries, the thermal pools, hot pots and saunas of Reykjavík, free use of public bus transport, “Strætó”, as well as great discounts and offers on concerts, restaurants, attractions, tours and more throughout Reykjavík area.
Nexus is THE store in Iceland which focuses on sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comics. It is located slightly outside the city center, a half an hour walk but only ten minutes via Strætó!