Thank you for joining us for the 10th Find Your Focus retreat in iconic Iceland. This page is your go to resource as you prepare for your week at FYF. It will be updated as needed and we ask that you bookmark this and refer back often to stay up to date on the information. If you have any questions, please contact Cris or Deanna.
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UPDATED AUGUST 18
A detailed itinerary along with TONS of answers to many of your questions can be found HERE. (PDF)
Tentative Itinerary and points of interest:
Extra-Adventure begins Friday Sept 17th, 2021
Saturday, Sept 11--sunrise at black sand beach, glacier walk at Solheimajokull, afternoon adventure at Pakgil and evening in Vik
Sunday, Sept 12--Adventures on Westman Island
Wednesday, Sept 15--sunrise at Jokulsarlon, glacier lagoons, weird rock formations, Vestrahorn (including viking village set and beach with possible seal sightings) and perhaps Hofn.
Thursday, Sept 16--sunrise at Jokulsarlon, drive to Reykjanes Peninsula (stops along the way) for an evening soak at the Blue Lagoon. Check into Airport hotel (1 night)
Friday, Sept 17--fly home. Since we are staying at the airport hotel, your flight can be as early as desired. Please be at the airport 2-3 hours before departure.
Extra Adventures: we will have vehicles available on Thursday, Sept 9th for those that want to arrive a day early. We will be going into Reykavik for the day and/or visiting the volcano if it is still active and accessible. Please make your own lodging arrangements at Aurora Star Airport Hotel. There is no extra cost for the transportation on this day. For those that pre-registered (back in 2019) for the Landmannalauger Adventure, you will fly home on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept 19th. We will be spending two night at the Highland Center Hrauneyjar.
Travel: You are responsible for your travel to Iceland. You will fly into Keflavik (KEF) International Airport. It is a former US military base and the main airport in Iceland. Please arrive by 10am. Most flights arrive between 4am and 9am. To take part of the free transportation, your flight must arrive before 10 am on Friday the 10th and depart at any time on Fri, Sept 17th. NOTE: Flights to Iceland are overnight. You will depart the US on Thursday, Sept 9th to arrive on the 10th.
Lodging: We will be staying in three locations--Anna Country Hotel (4 nights), Hali Country Inn (2 nights) and the Airport Hotel. Everyone will have their own bed. At Anna, we are staying in small "apartments" with a separate bedroom, bathroom and living area. There is a small kitchenette in each apartment. At Hali, it is a traditional room, but we do have one cottage with a full kitchen. All rooms are double rooms with two twin beds that can be placed together or separated. NOTE: each bed has a fitted sheet and a duvet. If you like the comfort of a top sheet, please bring your own.
Transportation: Your registration includes transportation to and from the Keflavik airport as well as all week while in Iceland. We have several 4x4 vehicles that seat 4-6, and seats are randomly assigned each day. At home you may always ride shotgun, but at FYF, you can find yourself in any seat. If you feel that you can not ride in any seat of a vehicle, consider renting your own vehicle. Fair warning, renting vehicles in Iceland is very different than renting in the US and we will be driving on some F roads (non-maintained dirt roads that may require river crossings.)
Other Expenses: You will also be responsible for any extra activities you choose to book (horseback riding, rib boat tour at Westman Island, etc.), liquor, gifts, souvenirs, most meals, snacks and personal items. A hearty breakfast is provided each morning. Your registration covers certain group activities like the Blue Lagoon admission, the glacier walk, along with ferry and Vestrahorn tickets
QUESTIONS? CHECK OUT THE FAQs
Please note, the weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. The trip is structured to give us flexibility so we can be sure to hit some of the most impressive areas when conditions are most ideal. Plus, if the Northern Lights decide to make an appearance at 3am, we want to be ready. We should be there for prime viewing time. It is going to be the trip of a lifetime!
Drones--please check out the current restrictions. Here is a great resource.