Conference is Postponed

We regret to inform you that due to the aggressive spreading of the coronavirus worldwide, after lengthy consideration and discussions, we have come to the conclusion that we have no choice but to postpone the conference: “Extreme Galaxies and their Extreme Environments as Probes of Galaxy Formation”.  Please see the main home page of the conference for more details.

The conference will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, at the 

Radisson Blu Saga Hotel

Hagatorg, Reykjavik,107,Iceland

 +354 5259900

Hotel website


Located in the heart of Reykjavík’s popular west-town district, the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel  puts the city at your fingertips. Radisson Blu Saga Hotel is ~45 minutes from the Airport, it is next to the University of Iceland and across the street from the popular National Museum. 


Warning: Some people have received a phone call from someone claiming to be from a hotel agency representing the our conference. They were offering to book a hotel for them.

This is not a genuine call, as we did not hire any agency to organize accommodations. Please ignore phone calls like those ones because they are a scam. Please  do *not* give your credit card details.

There was a similar  warning about such calls recently on the Astronomers Facebook page:

The Radisson Blu Saga Hotel offers 235 rooms. The hotel will offer attendees 80 Standard rooms at a rate of 18.800kr/night. 

Please book your room by 2020, February 15 using the following link

book your room

The room rate includes accommodation and breakfast. Details about the Guarantee policy and cancellation policy can be found at the booking link above.

We do not require participants to stay at the conference hotel. There are many additional – and sometimes cheaper – options (both hotel and apartments) that are available within walking distance from the hotel. We recommend that participants secure their accommodation soon.

How to get there

From Keflavik International Airport

By bus:

Take bus number 55 towards Reykjavík – BSÍ, travel 21 stops, and exit at Háskóli Íslands station. From there, walk about 600 meters to arrive at the hotel. The bus is every hour.

By car:

Take the fastest route via Route 41 to arrive at the hotel. The journey can take 40 – 55 minutes, depending on the traffic.

From BSI Reykjavik

On foot:

Walk 1.5 km via Vatnsmýrarvegur, and arrive at the hotel in approx. 19 minutes.

By bus:

Take the bus number 1 towards Hlemmur, and exit at Háskóli Íslands. From there, walk about 600 meters to arrive at the hotel.

By car:

Take the fastest route via Hringbraut/Route 49. Typically, it takes about 4 minutes to arrive at the hotel.