Practical Information

Ísafjörður 

Ísafjörður, the venue for the CoastGIS 2018, is the largest township in the Westfjords of Iceland, a regional service center with a vibrant cultural life and stunning nature. More information on Ísafjörður and the Westfjords can be found at Visit Westfjords.

The Westfjords Tourist Information Office is located in the Edinborg Culture House in Ísafjörður. For information and assistance, please call (+354) 450-8060 or email at info@westfjords.is.

 

How to get here ?

International Flights: If you are making travel arrangements from abroad there are several airlines flying to Iceland. All of them arrive at Keflavik International Airport. The international airport is located approximitely 50 km away from Reykjavík, Icelands capital.

 

Airport shuttle Keflavik - Reykjavík: You can travel by coach/bus to and from Keflavik Airport. The trip from the airport terminal to Reykjavík downtown takes approximately 45 minutes. You can buy the tickets and find further details on the websites of the coach/bus companies. 

 

Domestic Flights: From Reykjavik Domestic Airport you can fly with Air Iceland Connect to Ísafjörður which takes about 35 minutes.

 

In Ísafjördur: We will arrange (free) transport for you from the Ísafjörður-airport to your accomodation or the conference location (~ 5 min. drive). 

 

Rental car: You can also book a rental car directly from Keflavik and drive all the way to Ísafjörður. There are two ways to drive here. From Reykjavík to Ísafjörður via roads 60 and 61 along the east route of the Westfjords, 455 km paved road. Or via road 60 along the south-west route, 438 km, in parts unpaved. We advise you to plan in enough time! The maximum speed in Iceland is 90 km/h and we have no highways. So you should plan in a minimum of 6 hours. 

 

Carpooling: Please use the following Carpooling Link for the event CoastGIS2018 to share rides to and from Ísafjördur. 

 

 

Visa 

Iceland is a member of the Schengen cooperation which exempts travelers from border controls travelling between 26 EU and EFTA countries. A uniform Schengen visa issued by one of the Schengen states is valid for travel within the whole Schengen area. Nationals of EEA (European Economic Area) countriesdo not need to apply for a visa. 

Please visit the website of the Directorate of Immigration to see if your nationality requires a visa before entering Iceland. Website: Directorate of Immigration - who needs a visa

For all visitors to Iceland, please ensure your passport or other travel documents are valid 90 days beyond your return date from Iceland.

 

If you have further questions, please contact coastgis2018@uw.is. We are happy to help!

 

 

photo: Agust Atlason
photo: Agust Atlason