Iceland, known as the “Land of Fire and Ice,” has long captivated travelers with its stunning natural beauty, including cascading waterfalls, geothermal wonders, and breathtaking glaciers. But beyond its tourist attractions, Iceland also offers a unique and inspiring backdrop for corporate endeavours. Whether you’re planning a team-building retreat, a conference, or simply looking to infuse your business trip with adventure and innovation, Iceland has much to offer.
In this guide, we’ll explore the top 10 corporate things to do. Your Friend in Reykjavik can craft a completely custom tour of Iceland, showing you the places and breathtaking sights that interest you the most. Simply get in touch with us to start building your own one-of-a-kind experience.
In Iceland, from soaking in geothermal spas to brainstorming sessions amidst stunning landscapes. Discover how this remote Nordic island nation can provide your team with unparalleled experiences that blend business with pleasure. Let’s dive into the thrilling world of corporate Iceland and see how it can transform your next corporate outing into an unforgettable adventure.
Geothermal Spa Retreats
Embark on an unforgettable corporate journey in Iceland, beginning with the blissful embrace of geothermal spas. While the Blue Lagoon is a global icon, there are also other remarkable options, like Sky Lagoon and Hvammsvík, that offer relaxation and team bonding:
Blue Lagoon Retreat
Commence your corporate odyssey with sheer relaxation at the world-famous Blue Lagoon. Immerse yourselves in the tranquil geothermal waters, luxuriate in spa treatments, and nurture team bonds in this extraordinary oasis. It’s the perfect prelude to your corporate activities.
A visit to the Blue Lagoon can also be added to a tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula.
Sky Lagoon Experience
Delve into the newest addition to the capital area’s spa scene, the Sky Lagoon, which opened its doors in 2021. This award-winning facility places sustainability at its core, adopting a holistic approach to design and operation. The team meticulously assessed everything, from construction to spa services and culinary offerings. Sky Lagoon’s commitment to eco-friendliness shines through, strongly emphasizing clean, renewable energy and dedication to reusing, reducing, and recycling.
For a more secluded geothermal escape, venture to Hvammsvík. This hidden gem offers a tranquil refuge in a serene coastal location. Here, you can luxuriate in geothermal baths saunas and even embark on sea kayaking adventures. It’s a unique corporate retreat that seamlessly blends relaxation with outdoor experiences.
These geothermal spa retreats provide the ideal fusion of rejuvenation and team building, setting the tone for a remarkable corporate journey through Iceland.
Whale Watching and Whales of Iceland Exhibition
Enhance team bonding and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Iceland’s marine giants through a captivating whale-watching tour from Reykjavik. This unforgettable experience offers a unique blend of adventure and appreciation for nature’s wonders:
Whale Watching Tour
Set sail from Reykjavik’s picturesque shores to the open ocean, where you’ll encounter some of the world’s most majestic creatures—the whales. Iceland’s waters are home to many species, including humpback, minke, orcas, and even the elusive blue whales.
As your team embarks on this thrilling adventure, you’ll find yourselves amid breathtaking natural beauty, surrounded by dramatic landscapes and the vast expanse of the North Atlantic Ocean. The experience of witnessing these gentle giants breaching the surface, gracefully swimming, and occasionally leaping out of the water is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Whether you’re on a traditional boat or a high-speed RIB, your expert guides will share their knowledge of marine life and ensure your team has a safe and enriching encounter with these remarkable creatures. This adventure fosters camaraderie as you share the excitement of spotting these marine giants together.
The Whales of Iceland Exhibition
Complement your whale-watching experience with a visit to The Whales of Iceland Exhibition in Reykjavik. Here, you can delve deeper into the world of these oceanic wonders. The museum offers a captivating journey through the history, biology, and conservation efforts related to whales in Iceland and beyond.
Explore informative exhibits that shed light on the diverse species of whales, their migration patterns, and the challenges they face today. Gain insight into the ongoing conservation initiatives aimed at protecting these magnificent creatures and their habitats.
The Whales of Iceland Exhibition provides a thought-provoking and educational component to your corporate adventure, allowing your team to appreciate the thrill of whale watching and the importance of preserving these iconic marine species.
Whale watching and a visit to The Whale Exhibition of Iceland create a holistic experience that combines team bonding, adventure, and environmental awareness, making it an integral part of your corporate journey in Iceland.
Glacier Hiking and Ice Caving Adventure
Join an expedition in Iceland and explore its stunning glaciers and ice caves. This adventure is not only about seeing incredible natural beauty but also about working together as a team.
As you hike across glacier landscapes and explore ice caves, you’ll need teamwork and support from your team members. Iceland’s glaciers are famous for their striking ice formations and clear blue caves.
Experienced guides will keep you safe and share interesting facts about the area’s unique geology. This adventure isn’t just fun; it also gives your team a sense of accomplishment, making you stronger and more adaptable. Plus, it’s a break from the regular work routine, filled with excitement and laughter.
Embark on this adventure in Iceland to explore its natural wonders and build stronger bonds within your team. It’s an unforgettable experience that combines adventure with teamwork.
Icelandic Escape Room Challenges
Dive headfirst into the excitement of themed escape room challenges with your corporate team. These experiences offer more than just fun; they’re a chance to enhance teamwork and put your problem-solving skills to the test.
Escape rooms are excellent for team building. They require collaboration and trust-building as you decipher clues and solve puzzles. In this time-bound, pressure-packed environment, your team’s critical thinking skills will be pushed to the limit as you race against the clock.
This adventure seamlessly blends entertainment with teamwork and critical thinking. It will create lasting memories and strengthen the camaraderie among your team members.
Adventure at Skemmtigarðurinn (The Amusement Park)
Skemmtigarðurinn (e. The Amusement Park) welcomes small and large corporate groups with many exciting activities for all to enjoy. It’s important to note that most activities require a minimum of 6 participants for booking.
The Amusement Park does not adhere to fixed opening hours, as its availability is tailored to the visiting group’s preferences. To explore pricing details and available time slots, one can simply select the activity of interest, and all the necessary information will be displayed.
Furthermore, The Amusement Park offers various package deals that feature its most popular activities. Corporate groups can choose from diverse options, including kayaking, paintball, pub quiz, mini golf, outdoor laser tag, archery tag, karaoke, football golf, prison break, axe throwing, and more. The priority at The Amusement Park is to ensure a secure, enjoyable, and thrilling experience for all corporate visitors.
Explore Icelandic Folklore in Reykjavik
Unearth the captivating world of Icelandic folklore on a private Reykjavik tour. Led by a local expert guide, delve into the mystical history of Iceland:
Iceland, known as the “Land of the Sagas,” is steeped in storytelling tradition. Discover tales of ‘the hidden people’ (elves), mysterious trolls, eerie ghosts like the Deacon of the Dark River, and unique Icelandic monsters.
You’ll also encounter the delightful folklore of the 13 Icelandic Santas, their mischievous mother Grýla, and the fearsome Christmas Cat. This private tour can be customized for your group, from the level of spookiness to the start and finish times. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Icelandic folklore during your corporate journey.
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Journey into the Northern Lights: Day & Night Adventure
Experience the mesmerizing Northern Lights in two distinct phases during your corporate voyage in Iceland.
Aurora Reykjavik Exhibition
Begin your exploration by immersing yourself in the fascinating world of the Northern Lights at Aurora Reykjavik:
Aurora Reykjavik is a tribute to the passion and knowledge of its founders, intrepid travelers who’ve pursued the beauty of the Northern Lights worldwide. Their adventures, however, have always led them back to Iceland.
Step into the Aurora Reykjavik exhibition, a captivating blend of mythology and science. Discover the history, secrets, and intriguing phenomenon of the Northern Lights, a natural wonder of unparalleled beauty.
Marvel at the Northern Lights Theater, where awe-inspiring auroral displays, meticulously captured across Iceland, are projected onto a colossal 7-meter wide screen in stunning 4K quality. This is your opportunity to witness the grandeur they’ve experienced firsthand.
For photography enthusiasts, Aurora Reykjavik offers hands-on guidance. Learn to capture your unique Northern Lights photo with expert assistance in setting up your camera and mastering the techniques.
Even if elusive lights escape your lens, the Northern Lights photo booth ensures you’ll leave with cherished memories and pictures of this captivating phenomenon.
Northern Lights Tour
As night descends, embark on the second leg of your Northern Lights journey:
Join a Northern Lights tour, either by land or sea, and witness the magic of the Aurora Borealis in the Icelandic night sky. Marvel at the vibrant dancing lights as they paint the heavens with their ethereal hues.
This two-part adventure seamlessly blends an enlightening daytime exploration at Aurora Reykjavik with an unforgettable evening under the Northern Lights, offering a corporate experience that beautifully balances science, mythology, and Iceland’s natural wonders.
Private Golden Circle Tour: Your Tailored Adventure
Embark on an exclusive private Golden Circle Tour, where you can shape your adventure. Begin your journey with the classic Golden Circle highlights: Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall.
But that’s just the beginning – this tour is all about personalization. You can tailor your experience by adding optional stops, such as:
- Silfra Snorkeling: Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Silfra, a fissure between continental plates, and witness extraordinary underwater vistas.
- Laugarvatn Fontana: Relax in natural geothermal pools, and steam rooms, and take a refreshing dip in Lake Laugarvatn.
- Secret Lagoon: Unwind at Iceland’s oldest swimming pool, warmed in natural hot springs.
- Friðheimar Tomato Farm: Savor a unique dining experience in a greenhouse amidst thriving tomato plants.
Your private Golden Circle Tour is designed to offer a blend of classic attractions and personalized highlights, ensuring an unforgettable Icelandic adventure tailored to your group’s preferences. Book your exclusive journey now and create lasting memories.
Explore Iceland’s Craft Brewery and Distillery Scene
Immerse your corporate group in Iceland’s burgeoning craft beverage culture by organizing a visit to local breweries and distilleries. These experiences not only provide a taste of Icelandic flavors but also foster team bonding:
Reykjavik Beer and Booze Tour
Embark on the ultimate beer and spirits journey with Your Friend in Reykjavik. Taste ten unique Icelandic craft beers sourced from across the country, or opt for a sampling of five snaps of traditional Icelandic spirits. While enjoying these beverages, you’ll explore Reykjavik’s vibrant cityscape, gaining insights into the fascinating history of Icelandic alcohol. This boozy adventure can be perfectly paired with our Reykjavik Food Lovers Tour for a comprehensive culinary experience.
Eimverk Distillery Visit
Discover Eimverk Distillery, Iceland’s first and only whisky distillery, where spirits are crafted exclusively from local ingredients. Experience tasting Flóki, Iceland’s inaugural whisky, Vor, their premium gin, and Víti, a traditional Icelandic Brennivín. Learn about the meticulous processes of creating these unique beverages, surrounded by native herbs and botanicals. Located just a short taxi ride from Reykjavik, Eimverk Distillery offers tours by appointment, providing an informative and delicious experience.
Private Reykjavik Microbrewery and Distillery Tour
Indulge in an exclusive Reykjavik Microbrewery and Distillery Tour as you explore the world of brewing and distilling in Iceland. With a comfortable car and a knowledgeable local driver guide, you’ll visit Malbygg Microbrewery to learn about brewing history techniques and enjoy tastings of their finest beers. The journey continues to the Eimverk distillery, where you’ll delve into the art of distillation and sample various spirits, including whiskey. Gain insights into the challenges of brewing and distilling in Iceland’s unique climate while savoring the local flavours.
These craft beverage tours offer a delightful blend of education and enjoyment, perfect for team-building and discovering Iceland’s vibrant drinking culture. After your spirited adventure, your friendly driver guide will ensure a safe return to your accommodations or the next excellent bar, should your soul beckon you there.
Unleash Creativity at Noztra Creative Studio
Regarding corporate activities in Iceland, Noztra Creative Studio offers a refreshing departure from the ordinary. It’s an ideal option for those seeking a wholesome and inspiring experience that fosters creativity and teamwork.
Noztra Creative Studio is not your typical pottery workshop; it’s an opportunity for individuals and corporate groups to embark on a creative journey. Noztra provides an engaging and enriching activity for all ages, whether with friends, co-workers, or family.
Here’s how it works: Participants select a ceramic object of their choice, and the price includes the entire creative process. Every step of the journey is included, from painting to using various tools, glazing, and firing. Plus, you’ll have approximately two hours of delightful creative exploration.
The range of ceramic objects is diverse, with most items falling within the 3,500 to 5,500 Icelandic krona range. You can paint cups, bowls, statues, and more. No matter your budget or artistic inclination, there are options available. Not to forget, the price includes paint, access to various tools, two hours of creative fun, and glazing and firing.
Noztra Creative Studio offers a unique opportunity to unwind, tap into your creativity, and build camaraderie with your corporate team. It’s a memorable and inclusive activity where everyone can discover their inner artist, making it a standout choice among Iceland’s corporate offerings.