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The 4th PAGE21 General Assembly // October 13-15, 2015 // Akureyri, Iceland

The 4th and final PAGE21 General Assembly takes place October 13-15, 2015 at KEA hotel, Akureyri, Iceland.

 

Registration


You can register to the GA by sending Heike and Leena email. Please mention all following items: 

- Email
- Institution / Affiliation
- Arrival date
- Departure date
- Allergies / food preferences (vegetarians etc.)
- Other information / comments

 

Final deadline for registrations is September 4.

 

Draft Agenda

Below you can see the draft agenda for the GA. The sessions are still subject to change, however, the starting and ending times will stand.

Agenda summary GA2015 Iceland

Download a detailed final agenda here in a PDF format

 

Accommodation


The main GA venue will be KEA hotel Akureyri. To ensure accommodation at the hotel, please book your room before September 1 by following this link. Make sure to mention "PAGE21" in the "Remarks" section in the online booking form. All accommodation is self-pay.

 

Travel to and from Akureyri


To travel to Akureyri, you must fly via Keflavik international airport. The main airlines operating flights to Keflavik are the Icelandair and WOW air. In addition, at least following airlines seem to operate flights to Keflavik: Lufthansa, Norwegian, SAS, easyJet, Luxair and AirBerlin.


From Keflavik you must take a FlyBus to Reykjavik domestic airport. Make sure to purchase a Flybus Plus ticket and listen instructions in the bus in order to know if you will have to change to a smaller bus at BSI Bus terminal to go all the way to the domestic airport. The ticket costs 2500 ISK and can be purchased online here or at the Keflavik international airport.

The bus ride between Keflavik and Reykjavik takes about an hour, so make sure to have ca. 3 hours between international and domestic flights.

Taxis are also available at the Keflavik International Airport. The price for taxi between Keflavik and Rkv domestic airport is appr. 10 000 ISK.

The domestic flights are operated by Flugfelag Islands / Air Iceland. To purchase your tickets between Reykjavik and Akureyri online, go here.

 

Excursion

On Wednesday October 14, we will go for a half-day excursion to the Lake Myvatn area, see here. The area hosts some of the most spectacular features of Icelandic nature raging from craters and mud pots to Nature baths in the "Blue Lagoon" style. The weather in October ranges in avegare from 8°C to 4°C with high possibility of rain. For the excursion, make sure thus to bring with you good hiking boots, wind and waterproof clothing, hat and cloves as well as a swimming suit and towel.

 

Links for those planning for few extra days in Iceland


The official tourist information website for Iceland is the Inspired by Iceland directory. Right now they are running a "Ask Guðmundur" campaign, in which you can ask a real Icelandic Guðmundur anything you need to know about Iceland. Like they say on the webpage, the answer might not be what you expect, but...it might be worth a try!