SWAT 2016

15th Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory
June 22-24, 2016, Reykjavik, Iceland


SWAT 2016 will be held at Reykjavik University, about 3 km south of Reykjavik center.

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Travel Information


Iceland is a Schengen state. Please consult the website of The Directorate of Immigration if you need a visa to enter the Schengen area.

Keflavik Airport

A number of airlines have flights to Iceland, especially in the summer time. The two major airlines serving Keflavik Airport with daily flights are

For visitors returning from US/Canada or Europe it is possible to do a stopover for up to 7 nights. The airport website offers a lot of useful information on airlines and related matters.

Transfers To/From the Airport

Keflavik Airport is located about 40 km outside of Reykjavik. The easiest way to get to the city centre is via bus. The following companies offer bus services from the airport to BSÍ Bus Terminal or directly to your hotel.

There are also the options of car rental and taxi at the airport.

The airport website provides more information. You might also want to try the Reykjavik-based travel search engine Dohop when looking for a flight, hotel or car rental.


SWAT 2016 is holding a block of rooms at the following hotels. These rooms are being held at first-come, first-serve basis. The prices (per night, including breakfast) and booking deadlines are below.

Hotel Price/single Price/double Deadline
Natura ISK 33.000 -- 26.04.2016
Frón ISK 18.130 ISK 21.140 30.04.2016
Hilda EUR 135 EUR 185 30.04.2016

To book a room in Hotel Frón or Hotel Hilda, you may send a request to info@hotelfron.is and reservations@hotelhilda.is respectively, with reservation code SWAT2016.

To book a room in Hotel Natura, you may call + 354 444-4000 and ask for reservations department or send an email to icehotels@icehotels.is and mention reference code RG067876. You will need to provide your name, nationality, arrival date, departure date, credit card information as guarantee and an e-mail address for confirmation.

For alternative hotels, visit hotel.is, dohop.com or booking.com.

Please be aware that late June is high tourist season in Iceland and room blocks may fill quickly. We encourage you to reserve hotel rooms as soon as possible.

Practical Information

The conference site is located 3 km south of the city center and can be reached by bus No 5 (the last stop on the line to Nautholl). A single fare can be paid with cash on the bus (remember to have the right amount of 420 ISK, as drivers don't give change). Bus tickets and passes can be purchased at Keflavik airport, at the Kringlan mall in Reykjavik and a number of other places. Please consult the public transport website for timetable, ticket information and journey planner.

June-July is the best time for sightseeing in Reykjavik. Of many possibilities are day trips provided by many tour operators, museums, galleries, thermal pools or just walking around enjoying the beautiful views and fresh air. The temperature in June is usually 10-15 °C. For general information on the sights and events in Reykjavik, please refer to here or just search it!

The Icelandic Krona (ISK) is the currency in Iceland. Currency can be exchanged at banks. There are banks in and around Reykjavik as well as at Keflavik airport. Virtually all payments in Iceland can be done with banking cards. An exception is buying a single fare on city bus, which must be paid with cash.

Names and places in Iceland can be found on the online phone directory, which also includes a nice map of Iceland.

In case of emergency, call 112.