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.
Iceland is a Schengen state. Please consult the website of The Directorate of Immigration if you need a visa to enter the Schengen area.
A number of airlines have flights to Iceland, especially in the summer time. The two major airlines serving Keflavik Airport with daily flights are
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.
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.
|Frón||ISK 18.130||ISK 21.140||30.04.2016|
|Hilda||EUR 135||EUR 185||30.04.2016|
To book a room in Hotel Natura, you may call + 354 444-4000 and ask for reservations department or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.