All You Need To Know About Our Upcoming Retreat

The 2025 event will be held April 23 - 27, 2025. The participant fee for 2024 was ISK 305,000. We will post the 2025 fee as soon as it is confirmed, but due to inflation in Iceland it will be higher than this. Registration for the Iceland Writers Retreat is on a first come, first served basis.

Note that fees and descriptions listed below apply to the 2024 event. They will be similar, but not necessarily identical, to the 2025 event.

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Please read our Terms, Conditions, & Cancellation Policy before registering.

By clicking on this link, you are accepting the Terms & Conditions and agree to the cancellation policy as described via the link above.

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DATES OF ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT 2025

April 23-27, 2025

The Iceland Writers Retreat registration fee includes:

  • Attendance at 5 two-hour small group workshops (participants will have an opportunity to sign up for specific workshops, with booking taking place in the order in which you registered to attend the IWR)
  • Conference materials
  • Refreshments at coffee breaks
  • Lunches on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Welcome drink and dinner
  • Reading by IWR authors
  • Pub night with music and readings by local authors
  • Receptions (details to be confirmed)
  • Q&A panel with IWR authors
  • Literary walking tour of Reykjavík
  • All-day tour, including lunch and snacks
  • flights to/from Iceland
  • transfers to and from the airport to the hotel
  • accommodation (a separate link is provided to book accommodation at a special rate. This offer is available until late March.)
  • any meals or refreshments not listed in the itinerary
  • alcoholic beverages at meals provided
  • travel insurance

If you wish to attend with a partner and/or stay for the extension, we will send you a separate link to pay the extra cost.

By clicking on this link, you are accepting the Terms & Conditions and agree to the cancellation policy as described via the link at the top of this page.

In addition to the participation costs, you may also be interested in accommodation. The venue for 2024 was the Fosshotel Reykjavík. We secure a special conference rate, which for 2024 was ISK 21,000 per night for a single room or ISK 24,000 per night for a double room (both with breakfast included). A code to book accommodation at the preferred rate for 2025 will be sent to participants. There will be a limited numbers of rooms available at this rate.

Registration for the Iceland Writers Retreat is processed by a secure website and is on a first come, first served basis. Once the payment has been processed, we will send you all the details and schedule.

Non-Participating Partners

You can sign up a non-participating partner. Non-participating partners can attend all the events (one day tour, receptions, welcome dinner, pub night, etc.), except the writing workshops and lunches on those two days. If you are also booking accommodation, please remember to sign up to a double rather than a single room. The cost for a non-participating partner was ISK 103,000 in 2024. We will announce the 2025 rate when it is confirmed.

Relax, Read & Write and extend your stay in Iceland Iceland Writers Retreat and Iceland Readers Retreat extensions give you free time to take additional tours, walk through downtown Reykjavik, shop for souvenirs, and explore your writing creativity in a local café. Meet with other writers in the evenings for dinner, and enjoy a second dinner open mic night.

Please read our Terms, Conditions, & Cancellation Policy before registering.

By clicking on this link, you are accepting the Terms & Conditions and agree to the cancellation policy as described via the link above.

In addition to the participation costs, you may be interested in accommodation. The venue for 2024 was the Fosshotel Reykjavík. When the 2025 venue is confirmed, a code to book accommodation at the preferred rate will be sent to participants. Rooms at this rate are limited.

Registration for the Iceland Writers Retreat is processed by a secure website and is on a first come, first served basis. Once the payment has been processed, we will send you all the details and schedule.