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Phone: +1 202-777-7330

Hotels, Travel & Venue


After 3 May, rooms will be offered at the special group rate based on availability.
The conference will be held at the Hotel Selfoss in Selfoss, Iceland, approximately 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Reykjavík, and close to many of the country’s famous landmarks: the Gullfoss waterfall, the spouting geysers and thermal area of Haukadalur, Þjórsárdalur valley, Thingvellir UNESCO site, Landmannalaugar, Skálholt and the active volcanoes, Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull.

All guest rooms are tastefully furnished and provide modern conveniences such as satellite television, Internet access, and a mini-safe.

A block of rooms have been reserved at these special reduced rates:
Single Occupancy: 102 EUR
Double Occupancy: 120 EUR
Note: taxes and daily breakfast are included.

Online Reservations: * Access code/IATA code: AGU-ORG-0710

*Remember to use the access code to receive the reduced rate. Credit cards are not charged during the online process.

Currency Converter: http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

For more information: +354 480 2500; info@hotelselfoss.is
Check In: 2:00 p.m.
Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations less than 24 hours prior to arrival or no-shows will result in one night stay per room charged to the credit card.

Roommate Requests

If you are interested in sharing a room and don't yet have a roommate, AGU will facilitate that process. We are compiling a list of those who are looking for roommates and will send it to those who are interested. Potential roommates will communicate directly with each other to make their housing arrangements.

Please send an e-mail to chapman-volcanism@agu.org Subject line: "Send Roommate List". Include the following information: name; gender; arrival date; departure date; e-mail address and any other details deemed noteworthy for a potential roommate.
While AGU staff will assist in this manner, attendees must secure their own roommates and sleeping rooms. Roommates are responsible to each other for contingency agreements, such as late arrivals, early departures, and cancellations, which will affect their shared costs.


Both international (Keflavik International Airport-KEF) and domestic (Reykjavik Airport-RKV) participants are responsible for their transportation to the BSI Terminal, Iceland’s major bus station centrally located in downtown Reykjavik.

Passengers arriving via Keflavik International Airport are serviced by Flybus; Passengers arriving via Reykjavik Airport may either utilize the city’s bus service or taxi for the 10 minute drive to the BSI Terminal.

See arrival and departure information below regarding AGU shuttle service from the BSI Terminal to the Hotel Selfoss.

Things to Know About…


ARRIVALS — Sunday, 10 June

For participants arriving on Sunday, 10 June, the conference organizers have arranged for transportation from BSI Terminal in Reykjavik to the conference hotel in Selfoss. The cost is included in the registration fee.

Note: Please complete the Travel Information Form to reserve your space on the shuttle bus to the Hotel Selfoss. Deadline is 15 May 2012.

Tentative departure times will be noon and afternoon, bringing participants to the hotel in time for the conference Welcome Reception. Exact departure times will be posted by late May. Once departure times are posted, passengers are strongly encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to allow ample time for loading luggage.

Upon arrival to BSI Terminal, please look for AGU Chapman Conference signage.

Things to Know About…

BSI Terminal

Note: taxis are readily available 24 hours a day for a cost of approximately 17000-25000 ISK. To obtain information about the city bus to Selfoss: see: www.bus.is or contact: +3545402700

DEPARTURES — Saturday, 16 June

For participants departing on Saturday, 16 June, shuttle buses will be provided from the Hotel Selfoss to BSI Terminal in Reykjavik. The cost is included in the registration fee. The travel time to Reykjavik is approximately 1 hour. 

Shuttle departures will be scheduled in the very early morning and mid-day. Exact departure times will be posted by late May and will accommodate the 2 ½ hours Flybus required from BSI Terminal prior to each flight departure from Keflavik International Airport. 

More travel information will be posted as details become available.

Optional Excursions

View the Optional Excursions [pdf]

Restaurant Options

Click here [pdf] to view a list of restaurants.

Looking for a Hotel in Reykjavik?

See the following Web sites for options on hotel selections.