Reykjavik, Iceland

Come and be inspired.

Reykjavik is a vibrant city filled with warm, hospitable people. It has a small-scale urban center that is easy to navigate. The hassle-free city center is clean, safe and packed with restaurants, shopping, culture and vibrant nightlife. Enjoy meeting the friendly locals, who speak English as their second language (and often other Scandinavian and European languages).

Photo by Marcus Hansson / CC BY

Iceland is a great place to experience gorgeous, incredibly varied, untouched nature. Drive just 30 minutes outside Reykjavik and you’ll enter a whole different world, full of wonders including Gullfoss, Geysir and Þingvellir. Driving further you’ll find huge waterfalls, “alien” landscape, active volcanoes, glaciers and much more. Iceland’s unique color palette and landscapes can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

The Venue

Harpa is one of Reykjavik’s greatest and most distinguished landmarks. Opened 2011, this grand-scale, award-winning piece of architecture has some of the best conference facilities in Northern Europe.


The location is also great. Harpa is in the heart of the city and features stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the North Atlantic Ocean. Most of the best hotels, restaurants and pubs in Reykjavik are within walking distance.

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina is the official JSConf Iceland hotel. Located within walking distance from the venue, next to a historical dry-dock called Slippur, it blends the creative atmosphere of the downtown district with the country’s strong fishing traditions. Grab the JSConf Iceland offer early, before it sells out.