ICS-Motivational Events DMC Iceland
Welcome to our Island page. We, at ICS-Motivational Events, have two divisions, one department is a PCO and our other department is a Destination Management company, who can help you with events and incentives. We have been in business for more than 27 years during which we gained invaluable experience. We can organise all your conferences, incentives and events in Iceland. Our staff has the right expertise to assist you, whether you need a partner for organising an event with 20 or with 20.000 people. We would love to show you what we love about Iceland!
Short Bio Per Ankaer - Iceland
After working in the tourism industry for eleven years, I joined ICS in 2006 and now am the Managing Director and owner of the company.
We want our clients to return to Iceland for more conferences and events, that is what makes us striving for creating events that satisfy our clients.
ICS Motivational Events DMC
Once again I would like to thank you and your team for our very nice collaboration last week!
Thanks to your pro-activity and your flexibility, our event ran smoothly and we could really rely on your experience, that was precious."
Iceland is incredibly beautiful, with a landscape that mesmerizes and surprises. Volcanoes, geysers, magma chambers, fjords, we have it all. You can track across ice caps, climb mountains, take a dip in a hot pool whilst watching the stars, watch whales, Orca's, Humpbacks and Blue Whales.
In Iceland you can also watch the Northern Lights, in fact we would seriously recommend a Northern Lights safari, which of course we can organise for you.
If you are searching for a rather unusual destination for your next event, Iceland is the perfect choice for you.
Program idea Iceland
Day 1 - Arrival – Transfer to your hotel with a visit to the Blue Lagoon
Your driver/guide welcomes you at Keflavik airport. Your every need is anticipated by your hosts. Enjoy the jewels of nature while relishing the best service available anywhere.
The Blue Lagoon
Your visit to Iceland starts with a visit to Iceland's most popular attraction, the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is a natural geothermal spa surrounded by lava field and black sandy beaches. Have "the swim of your life" enjoying the comfort of the warm lagoon water
Drive to the Hotel Radisson BLU 1919 in the center of Reykjavik.
Radisson BLU Hotel 1919 ****
Radisson 1919 Hotel is a superbly designed four star hotel located right in the heart of the city. Housed in one of the city's historical buildings, the 1919 Hotel offers an interesting balance of classic elements with contemporary design and furnishings. Focus is on offering guests a high standard of service, quality and comfort to enjoy while in Reykjavik. Whether in the city for business or pleasure, the hotel strives to make your stay comfortable and anticipate your needs. Within walking distance from the hotel you will find yourself pretty much wherever you need to go in the downtown area.
It is with great pleasure that we announce Radisson 1919 Hotel has been voted Iceland's Leading Hotel at the 2011 World Travel Awards. This is the hotel's 5th year consecutive receiving this honorable recognition. Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the "Travel industry's equivalent to the Oscars", the World Travel Awards is the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards program in the global travel industry. Votes are cast by over 180,000 travel professionals in over 200 countries across the globe. The awards provide an excellent platform to recognize companies in the travel industry for their achievements.
Day 2 - Reykjavik
Your personal guide will take you for a drive around Reykjavik and its vicinity. During this tour, you will see the old town centre, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbor, the National Museum and Hofdi house, the summit site of 1986.
You drive past the city's salmon river and past the Arbaejarsafn outdoor folk museum. It offers an interesting contrast to the modern buildings of the most recent part of Reykjavik.
The day ends at Hotel Radisson BLU 1919 in the center of Reykjavik, dinner at a suggested restaurant.
Day 3 - Golden Circle – Thingvellir rift, hot spouting Geyser, Gullfoss waterfall & more.
The drive goes into the countryside to Thingvellir, the site of the original Althing, the actual founding place of the oldest democratic parliament in the world. This area is noted for its spectacular lava formations and being the only place in the world where you can actually see the tectonic plates drift apart.
Today Thingvellir is a national park, by most people considered the most important one, where the protected area will always be the property of the Icelandic nation.
Walk down the main rift. Research has made it clear that Thingvellir is a natural wonder on an international scale, with the geological history and the bios stem of Lake Thingvallavatn forming a unique entity. The faults and fissures of the area make evident the rifting of the earth's crust and the ecosystem of Lake Thingvallavatn is a perfect example of species evolution in nature.
We now proceed to Geyser, the "geyser" which gave its name to all other erupting hot springs. You will see one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 90 feet into the air.
Lunch buffet at Geysir.
Next we head to Gullfoss, one of the largest waterfalls in Europe and a truly breathtaking sight.
Snowmobiling is full action on either glaciers or heaths all depending on weather conditions. Be prepared for extreme adrenaline adventure. Bear in mind that you will see both beautiful sights and get closer to nature. Our clients describe it as a reminder of how small we are compared to nature.
The day ends at Hotel Radisson BLU 1919 in the center of Reykjavik
Day 4 - Leisure day in Reykjavik with a whale safari in the afternoon and Northern Lights cruise in the evening
Reykjavik is a very clean, attractive city. The Icelandic capital is surrounded by a beautiful landscape, which adds to the activities offered to visitors and travelers. You have many options and there is always something you can do. Enjoy browsing through local crafts shops along with Scandinavian designer stores. The Kringlan shopping mall is a hub of social activity in Reykjavik. The city of Reykjavik is known for its colorful and entertaining nightlife. Note that in Iceland, the partying starts rather late (bars/clubs get busy after midnight)! People often begin the evening meeting at someone's house before they head downtown. There are countless bars, nightclubs, pubs, and late-night restaurants in Iceland's capital - you can spend the whole night visiting different places!
Whale watching. Whales most frequently seen in Iceland are the Mink whales, groups of White- beaked dolphins and Porpoises. Very often we see the popular humpback whales and the Killer whales (Orcas) and sometimes Fin- Sei- and Blue whales.
In the evening you go on a Northern lights cruise, dinner included.
The day ends at Hotel Radisson BLU 1919 in the center of Reykjavik
Day 5 - Landmannalaugar – like a visit to the moon
Landmannalaugar is situated in the central highlands of Iceland. We pass by Laki volcano before we arrive at the interior route, across lava fields, black ash and scoria deserts.
Landmannalaugar is an area of great contrasts with black ridges and colorful mountains of green, red, yellow and orange.
The fresh air along with all the untouched nature, rivers, craters, high mountains and massive lava fields give you the feeling of something very special. We recommend you top the day off with a nice hot bath in a natural pool. Packed Lunch.
This pearl of the interior is situated in a valley between colorful mountains at the dark edge of the rhyolite lava field Laugahraun.
We will end this day at Hotel Radisson BLU 1919, dinner at a suggested restaurant.
Day 6 - Expedition into Thorsmork glacial valley,
The day starts by driving in a super-jeep/SUV. Thorsmork is one of the shiniest pearls in the string of beautiful areas of the country, surrounded by rugged and beautiful mountains, glaciers and glacial
rivers, decorated with small birch woods and silver lined with humming brooks. Many have attempted to describe the charm of this area.
Icelanders appreciate Thorsmork and visit it frequently the whole year round. Quite a few brooks and rivers have to be forced to get there and no-one should attempt the trip without the company of experienced people since the glacial rivers are very unpredictable.
Barbeque lunch at the land of the Gods Bazar.
Thorsmork has often been difficult to reach, except by mountain vehicles. There are a multitude of small gullies and valleys, clad with low birch-trees that create seemingly endless possibilities for the nature lover. You will find more than 170 species of plants, moss and lichen in this lush area, which was a fjord some 12,000 years ago.
The outlet glaciers tumble and crawl down into the gullies, some of them ending in spectacular glacial lagoons. The glacial melt-off forms rivers that have to be crossed on the way to Thorsmork. Some days the crossing is quite challenging.
An innocent stream can change in a matter of hours into a thunderous torrent. Our skilled drivers are very experienced in these driving conditions and will take you safely across any river.
Light walk into the narrow gorge of Stakkholtsgja.
The day ends at Hotel Ranga.
Hotel Ranga ****
A luxury countryside resort & dining experience
Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside hotel and the only 4 star hotel in South Iceland. It offers all the facilities and services of a modern resort. Located about an hour from Reykjavík, it lies just off the main road right in middle of South Iceland's panoramic scenery. It provides stunning picturesque surroundings, such as the famous volcano Mt. Hekla, several glaciers and the Westman Islands.
Right on the banks of Iceland's premier salmon fishing river, the Eystri-Ranga (world's #1 in 2007), the hotel offers an optimal atmosphere to meet every traveler's needs, whether they be relaxation, pleasure, adventure or business.
Day 7 - South shore wonders – Skogarfoss waterfall and black sandy beach Reynisfjara and ice walk
We drive along the south shore, where the rugged landscape offers up firsthand evidence of nature's power. You will find many photo opportunities on this excursion.
Waterfalls one of which you can walk behind, black sandy beaches, mountains and numerous strange lava formations are found along the way. Solheimajokull glacier tongue extends down from its mother glacier; Myrdalsjokull, Iceland's fourth largest.
Ice walk. Easy walk on crampons up on to the ice field where a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses awaits discovery. Along the way you will get to try your hand at ice climbing too.
The Myrdalsjokull glacier (1480m) is the fourth largest glacier in Iceland, with an area of about 590 km². It rests on a very volcanically active massif mountain, which erupted very powerfully in 1918.
Quite a few glacier snouts flow down onto the lower lying areas and discharge a great volume of water.
Just west of this glacier is another one, much smaller (50 km²), Eyjafjallajokull, already infamous the world over for its power to bring global air traffic to a screeching halt and of course for being completely unpronounceable for non-Icelanders.
The day ends at Hotel Ranga
Day 8 - Vatnajokull Glacier the biggest in Europe
The drive to the ice lagoon goes along the south coast. East bound, 3 hour drive with breaks in- between.
The glacier lagoon in Iceland is just by the highway, about 350 km east from Reykjavík, and it is said to be one of Iceland greatest wonders. The surface is at sea level and the sea flows into the lagoon at high tide. 1 hour boat trip in the Lagoon
Huge blocks of ice constantly break off the Breidamerkur glacier tounge and large icebergs from the glacier float on the lagoon. The lagoon is not wide but up to 160 meters deep. The glacier Breidamerkur glacier is an outlet of the Vatnajokull glacier.
The glacial lagoon Jokulsarlon was also a film location for the James Bond movie, Die another day. Among other things to see on this trip are beautiful waterfalls, and the southernmost point of Iceland Ingolfshofdi, where if you sailed due south, you would not touch land until Antarctica.
In autumn each year we start looking for the ice caves for the winter. Normally we find caves in several different locations on the south side of Vatnajökull. Sometimes they are very special, sometimes not as special, but become very special in the right light and conditions. Some caves we find are very stable and we can go in there in any weather, but others are less safe and we might not even go there at all, even if they are very beautiful. Some caves are only accessible in below zero conditions for example if there is water in the floor that needs to be frozen over to walk into the cave.
The cave we choose from day to day depends on the time of winter, time of day, weather and other conditions at the time. We always go to the most interesting cave available at each time. We normally go into one cave per trip, and we expect that serious photographers might ne their pictures once inside the cave.
Tour ends at Hotel Ranga, dinner at the hotel.
Day 9 - Departure
Now it's time to take you to the airport to catch your flight back home, leaving you with fond memories of Iceland.
More about ICS
At ICS-Motivational Events, we listen to what our clients actually want and need. We are at your service in every single case and we know everybody has different wishes and needs. We are here to accommodate those.
At ICS we guarantee the best possible services for our clients by trainging our staff at our own ICS Academy, even though they are already highly educated. Professionalism and loyalty is what we stand for at ICS.
We specialise in MICE, VIP Groups, Special Groups, Luxury Travel, Conferences, Meetings, Special Interest Groups, Cruises, Shore Excursions, Corporate Travel, Hotel Bookings and Gala Dinners in Iceland.
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