How to get here  

Would you like to visit us during DesignMarch 2012?
We have gathered some practical information to help you organize your trip. If you should have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
We are happy to help!

Travel Arrangements

Icelandair fly to Iceland from several destinations in Europe and North America. Iceland’s international airport is called Keflavík International Airport (KEF) and is located approximately 40 kilometers away from Reykjavik city centre. There is a regular transfer service, for more information, see The trip takes approximately 45 minutes. Taxis and car hire are also available at the airport.

Where to stay

Our partner, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura, is surrounded by nature, yet within a walking distance from the city centre (the hotel provides a shuttle service several times a year).

With views across the runways of the close-by Reykjavik City Airport, the Vatnsmyri plains all the way to the sea surrounding the city, Natura is the perfect place to rest after a day full of design.

Fancy a dip in the sea? The geothermal beach of Nautholtsvík is closeby. For a less adventurous bathing experience, visit the Sóley Spa located in the hotel. The spa uses Sóley Organics, a collection made of wild Icelandic herbal ingredients and essential oils, mixed and tailor made to individual needs of each body and skin – for more information, take a look here. 

Also keep an eye on restaurant Satt (Icelandic for true, standing for fresh, local, organic and wholesome healthy food), located in the first floor of Natura – there may just be something very exciting going on during DesignMarch!


Most Icelanders speak excellent English.

Climate and weather

Average temperature in Reykjavik in March is +0.6°C. The weather changes quickly and often. You will find the weather forecast in English at If you plan to drive while in Iceland, you will find information on the road conditions in English at

What to wear

Warm, water and windproof clothing are recommended. Bring sturdy walking shoes if you plan to explore the nature, and always bring a bathing suit – thermal pools are an essential part of the culture.


Icelandic electrical standards are European (50Hz, 220 volts).

Internet access

Several restaurants, cafés and hotels have free wi-fi access.

Cell phones

Iceland’s country code is +354. There are no area codes in Iceland. Iceland belongs to the European cell phone system, which may cause problems for North-American cell phone users.

Passport regulations

A valid passport is required for visitors to Iceland, the passport must be valid until three months after your stay. Nationals of the following countries do not require visas to travel to Iceland as visitors. United States of America, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (applicable for those holding HKSAR passports), Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (applicable for those holding MSAR passports), Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britain (incl. Bermuda, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, Anguilla, Montserrat, British Virgin Islands, St. Helena, Falkland Islands and Gibraltar), Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela. Iceland is part of the Schengen agreement.