Looking for a Winter Incentive? Iceland is becoming more and more accessible from the UK with more routes being added by Icelandair.
Some Need to know facts:
Flight time from London is 2 hours – and 5.5 hours from New York. As well as flying from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham Icelandair has added another service from Aberdeen which will take effect March 2016.
Time difference to UK GMT – 1 hour during summer
Currency is the Icelandic Krona – ISK
Some ideas of what you can include in your incentive – courtesy of Destinations Unlimited.
Drive a buggy on Eyjafjallajökull Eyjafjallajökull is the volcano that erupted in 2010 and became world famous for stopping air traffic all over Europe. Luckily the eruption has stopped and now you have the opportunity to explore this territory in Buggy cars.
Gala dinner in a tent by a glacier lagoon Why not bring the finest dining experience out to the rugged nature? We can set up a tent, for the perfect gala dinner, in some of the most beautiful areas so you can enjoy a view you simply cannot put a price on.
Rescue programme with lunch like the rescue squad Participate in a simulation avalanche rescue programme in the mountains which will give you a chance to test your searching abilities and try the techniques the squad uses. Afterwards you can enjoy a lunch in a mountain hut. This could also be the perfect CSR activity!
Floating under the northern lights Floating caps are an Icelandic product that will help you float as if you were in zero gravity, you will have the natural geothermal pool all to yourself without disturbance, and if you are lucky the northern lights will dance in the sky above you.
Cocktails at the house of a Nobel prize winner Halldór Laxness recieved the Nobel prize of Literature in 1955. He was famous for hosting wonderful parties and entertaining royalties and presidents at his house called Gljúfrasteinn in Laxnes. After his passing the house was left unchanged and now you have the opportunity to host a cocktail party there.
Bathing on a reef in the middle of sea. We take a helicopter to a secret place where, where a hot natural pool appears on a reef in the middle of the ocean. Here you can bathe and feel as if you were the only person in the world except for the seals swimming by.
Private concert with an upcoming band at their own rehearsal space. Iceland has famous musicians such as Björk, Sigurrós and Of Monsters and Men. Have you the chance to meet an upcoming band for a private concert at their own rehearsal space.
Teambuilding Activity – Find the lost hammer of Thor Engage in the amazing incentive race, or if you dare, enter the Viking challenge! These are but few possibilities of teambuilding activities available in Iceland, that might leave you feeling like you‘re a character in Game of Thrones!
Private visit to the island of Elliðaey. The remote island called Elliðaey is uninhabited except if you count the puffins and the sheep. It has one house, probably one of the most secluded in the world.. Why not enjoy a nice lunch and a glass of wine on this peaceful island? .
Meeting in a cave. Who says meetings can‘t be exciting? Bring your meeting to some wonderfully different places such as the many caves in the vicinity of Reykjavik. The special energy in the Icelandic nature will do wonders for your creativity!