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37th Nordic Seminar on Detection Seismology


Nesjavellir, Iceland


August 21-23, 2006



You are invited to attend the 37th Nordic Seminar on Detection Seismology. The seminar will be take place in southern Iceland, at Fosshótel Nesbúd, Nesjavellir, starting on Monday, August 21 at 09:00, and ending at about 18:00 on Wednesday, August 23.


August 21 and 22: Sessions

August 23: Excursion


Note: The deadline for abstracts is August 1.


Organizing Committee


Steinunn S. Jakobsdóttir, Icelandic Meteorological Office

Bjarni Bessason, Faculty of Engineering, University of Iceland

Ólafur Gudmundsson, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland

Bardi Thorkelsson, Icelandic Meteorological Office

Matthew J. Roberts, Icelandic Meteorological Office


Venue and accommodation


The venue of the meeting is Fosshótel Nesbúd at Nesjavellir, a geothermal area and a power plant close to Lake Thingvallavatn. Nesjavellir is located 40 km from Reykjavík and 80 km from Keflavík International Airport. The hotel is an economy tourist-class hotel that offers 30 rooms with shower/WC. Additionally there are 20 rooms with shared facilities (made-up beds or sleeping bag accommodation) but they have already been reserved.


Website:  Do not book at the website.


The accommodation prices are as follows (breakfast included):

Single room with shower and WC:    ISK 8.175 per person per night

Double room with shower and WC:   ISK 5.212 per person per night


The trip to Nesjavellir


We recommend that you make your travel arrangements at your earliest convenience. On arrival in Iceland there are two main ways of reaching the seminar venue.


1)      Take the Flybus from Keflavik International Airport to the Bus Terminal in Reykjavik (50 km).  On August 20 in the afternoon when passengers arriving with the flights from the Nordic Countries have reached the Bus Terminal, a bus transport will be offered directly from there to Nesjavellir (40 km).


2)      Rent a car at Keflavik Airport (or in Reykjavik) and drive to Nesjavellir. The driving takes around one hour from Keflavik Airport but 30-40 minutes from Reykjavik.




E-mail your registration and booking of a room at Fosshótel Nesbúd to Bardi Thorkelsson -


Please include the following in your registration:

• Title

• First name

• Surname

• Affiliation

• Address

• E-mail

• Webpage (if you have one)


• State if you want to present a paper or not.


Please include the following in your booking of a room at Fosshótel Nesbúd:

• Arriving on (date)

• Departing on (date)

• Single or double room

• If double room – to be shared with:

• Credit card details

     × Type of card

     × Card number

     × Expiry date


There is no registration fee but 1.600 ISK will be added to your hotel bill for coffee, biscuits and cakes which will be provided during the sessions.


Accommodation in Reykjavík


The annual Reykjavík Cultural Night will be held on August 19. If you want to attend it you are highly recommended to book accommodation in Reykjavík as soon as possible because hotels and guesthouses have very few rooms still available for the weekend August 18-20. You are also recommended to reserve a room in Reykjavík on August 23 at your earliest convenience.


Further up-dates will be provided later.


Please address all correspondence to Bardi Thorkelsson – e-mail: