conference program

Conference Tours

The 14th EANN Quadrennial Congress of the European Association of Neuroscience Nurses

25 – 27 May 2023 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Conference Tours

Conference guest have the options of joining several hand picked tours before and after the conference. If you’d like to join one of these tours, please sign up for the trip during the registration process. 

Golden Circle - Friðheimar - Secret Lagoon

Dates: May 24 & May 27

Departure from: Hilton hotel – Congress Venue
Departure time: 13:00
Arrival back: 22:00 (approx.)
Min: 20 per
Price: ISK 26.000
Included: Bus, guidance, entrance to Friðheimar, dinner at Estidalur and entrance to the Secret Lagoon.

Bring with you: Warm clothes and sturdy shoes.

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The tour will start with with a stop at Friðheimar

Friðheimar will welcome you with a small introduction of their work and little surprise that will lift your spirit.

There you can gain some insight into the processes of greenhouse Horticulture, as it is quite remarkable that it is possible to grow vegetables in the cold climate, by creating warm Mediterranean conditions, all year round.

Next you will have nice bath at the Secret Lagoon, authentic lagoon just by Flúðir village. The Secret Lagoon consists of natural hot springs which have been kept natural and unique so guests can get the true Icelandic feeling. The natural surroundings of the pool and the steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water holds 38–40 degrees Celsius (100–104 Fahrenheit) all year. In the area there are several geothermal spots and a little geyser which erupts every five minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring.

Remember to bring your bathing suits and towel!

After a nice relax at the Lagoon it is time to head for Gullfoss and Geysir,  Gullfoss waterfall, which many consider to be the queen of Icelandic waterfalls as it is both high and mighty and stumbles dramatically in a deep gorge. After Gullfoss waterfall we will head for Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur where you can see geysers, hot springs, steam vents and eerie blue algae. Strokkur is one of the largest and most powerful geysers and erupts almost every five minutes.

Dinner will be served at Efstidalur Farm.
At Efstidalur you will get a unique and different experience. Right in the middle of the Golden Circle, you get a glance of the farm life in Iceland.

Your last stop will be at Þingvellir, Iceland National Park, where the Icelandic Parliament was founded over 1000 years ago.  At Þingvellir you will see how the earth is ever so slowly pulling apart along the North-America and Eurasian tectonic plates and you will be able to stand where the Viking settlers stood centuries ago to edict national laws.

After Þingvellir you will be heading back to Reykjavik, and estimated arrival time is around 22:00

Reykjanes tour

Dates: May 24 & May 27

Departure from: Hilton hotel – Congress Venue
Departure time: 13:00
Arrival back: 19:00 (approx.)
Min: 20 per
Price: ISK 14.000
Inculded: Bus, guidance, and lunch box

Bring with you: Warm clothes and sturdy shoes.

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First stop at Garðskagi Lighthouse, located at the tip of the Reykjanes peninsula. There are two lighthouses standing side by side, one tall (built 1944) and one short (built 1897). 

Next, we visit the “Bridge between continents”. The lava-scarred Reykjanes peninsula lies on the on of the world’s major plate boundaries. 

Next, we head to the boiling mud pools, Gunnuhver. Nearby is Reykjanes Lighthouse and Valahnúkur mountain which is composed of tuff layers, pillow lava and breccia. The mountain was Formed in single eruption. 

Brimketill is our next stop. Brimketill is a small, naturally carved pool by marine erosion. We make a stop at the Blue Lagoon for some photo opportunities. 

Our final stop will be Seltún, Krýsuvík, The colorful Geothermal area. On this tour we will see the newly formed lava from the volcanic eruption in Geldingardalur and who knows maybe we see live eruption

Raufarhólshellir - The Lava Tunnel

Dates: May 24 & May 27

Departure from: Hilton hotel – Congress Venue
Departure time: 13:00
Arrival back: 16:00 (approx.)
Min: 20 per
Price: ISK 16.000

Included: Bus, guidance both on bus and in the tunnel, entrance to the tunnel, flashlight, helmet and drink in the tunnel.

Bring with you: Warm clothes and sturdy shoes.

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Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. It is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is easily accessed year-round.

A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains about 5200 years ago. Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience of visiting the lava tunnel even more breathtaking.

The total length of the tunnel is an impressive 1360 m (4500 ft), the main tunnel being 900 m (3000 ft) long. The tunnel is up to 30 m wide with headroom up to 10 m high, making it one of the most expansive lava tunnels in Iceland. Near the entrance of the tunnel the ceiling has caved in creating three beautiful columns of light inside the tunnel. At the end of Raufarhólshellir the tunnel branches into three smaller tunnels where magnificent lava falls and formations are clearly visible.

Iceland's Hidden World - Caves of Hella

Dates: May 24 & 27

Departure:  15:00
Arrival: 19:00 approx
Min participant: 18
Price : ISK 19:00

Included: Bus, guidance both on bus and in the caves, Icelandic beer and whisky tasting and smoked and graved wild goose.

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Twelve man-made caves have been discovered on the land of Ægissíða by Hella on the South coast of Iceland. Four of them have been open to the public (guided tours only). The historical site is Iceland’s oldest still standing archaeological remains. Some believe the caves to date even further back than the settlement of the Nordic Vikings.  

The wonders of the Caves of Hella include ancient crosses, wall carvings and carved seats.

Mystery surrounds the caves and for centuries people have wondered:

  • Are the caves the handiwork of the Celts?
  • Were the caves a place of ancient worship?

Caves of Hella offer a great opportunity to explore these historic caves in Iceland. Join us to discover the secrets they hold and experience the magical Underworld of the South.

You will be guided by your own private guide around the four mysterious man-made historic caves.. You will explore the many wonders the caves hold and learn about their history and saga’s.

While exploring the caves, you will have the opportunity to sample Icelandic Flóki Whisky and learn about the processes involved in creating spirits from Icelandic barley. The whisky barley is grown in a nearby farm. Flóki Whisky is the first and only whisky produced in Iceland. 

You will also have the opportunity to sample beer from the Icelandic beer brewery Álfur in Þykkvibær. The small brewery brings sustainability to Icelandic beer as Álfur is brewed with potato peels.

And finally, you will be offered delicacies, smoked and graved wild goose. The goose is hunted and prepared in the nearby village of Hella.

Tuk Tuk Tour

Dates: May 24

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Raufarhólshellir - The Lava Tunnel

Dates: May 24 & May 27

Departure from: Hilton hotel – Congress Venue
Departure time: 13:00
Arrival back: 16:00 (approx.)
Min: 20 per
Price: ISK 16.000

Included: Bus, guidance both on bus and in the tunnel, entrance to the tunnel, flashlight, helmet and drink in the tunnel.

Bring with you: Warm clothes and sturdy shoes.

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Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. It is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is easily accessed year-round.

A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains about 5200 years ago. Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience of visiting the lava tunnel even more breathtaking.

The total length of the tunnel is an impressive 1360 m (4500 ft), the main tunnel being 900 m (3000 ft) long. The tunnel is up to 30 m wide with headroom up to 10 m high, making it one of the most expansive lava tunnels in Iceland. Near the entrance of the tunnel the ceiling has caved in creating three beautiful columns of light inside the tunnel. At the end of Raufarhólshellir the tunnel branches into three smaller tunnels where magnificent lava falls and formations are clearly visible.