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.

An underpopulated island marooned near the top of the globe, Iceland is, literally, a country in the making. It’s a vast volcanic laboratory where mighty forces shape the earth: geysers gush, mudpots gloop, ice-covered volcanoes rumble and glaciers cut great pathways through the mountains. Its supercharged splendour seems designed to remind visitors of their utter insignificance in the greater scheme of things. And it works a treat: some crisp clean air, an eyeful of the cinematic landscapes, and everyone is transfixed.

                            -Lonely Planet

Welcome cocktail

We will have a welcome cocktail at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel on Sunday, April 19. People will have the opportunity to register at the cocktail. Further details will follow.

Conference Dinner

We are organizing a number of social events, to make the best use of your trip to Iceland!

The dinner will take place at the Perlan restaurant (, a futuristic revolving glass-domed. It will take place on Thursday, April 23, starting at 7.00 pm (approximately). Further details will follow:

Half day excursion: The Golden Circle tour

We will explore the Golden Circle, a tourist route in southern Iceland, looping from Reykjavík into the southern uplands of Iceland and back. It is the area that contains most tours and travel-related activities in Iceland.

The tour will take place in the afternoon of Wednesday 22. We will depart from the hotel around 2 pm and be back at the hotel around 9.00 pm. We will stop for a food break along the way back.

The cost per person is 7600 ISK.

For more details, please refer to

On the same page, each participant needs to individually book the tour.

Please pick the date of April 22 in the right window box and proceed with the payment.