Skip to content
Arctic Circle
  • October 14-17, 2021
  • Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavík, Iceland

2021 Arctic Circle Assembly

The largest annual international gathering on the Arctic will take place as an in-person event.

Program

The draft Program of the 2021 Arctic Circle Assembly is available here:

Book your Rapid Antigen test here!

Please book your Covid Rapid Test in advance to secure your slot and minimize waiting time and queues. You may also book your time slot upon arrival but that might mean a longer waiting time. Kindly remember that due to Covid-regulations in Iceland, you need to have tested negative for Covid-19 in the previous 48 hours at all times during the Assembly. This means that you will need to be tested twice during the course of the Assembly.

Book your Rapid Antigen Test here

Do you need a meeting room at the Arctic Circle Assembly?

Participants of the Arctic Circle Assembly can book meeting rooms during the Assembly days. The meeting rooms are situated in Flói, on the Ground Floor of Harpa, Concert Hall and Conference Center.

Book your meeting room here

Special Tour: VOLCANO HIKE & THE BLUE LAGOON

This tour will begin in Reykjavík, in front of Harpa Conference Center at 8:30 am, October 17, 2021. Participants will be taken to the Reykjanes Peninsula where they will stop at a few scenic locations before heading to Geldingadalir where they will hike up to the newest volcano in Iceland. Afterwards it is possible to either relax in the Blue Lagoon or be dropped off at the airport.

Special Tour: GLACIERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

This tour will begin in Reykjavík, in front of Harpa Conference Center at 8:30 am, October 17, 2021. Stops will be made at the hot spring in Deildartunga and in Reykholt on the way to Langjökull glacier where participants will have the unique opportunity to enter the glacier through a tunnel. Inside the tunnel system, an Icelandic glaciologist will outline latest results from measurements of glacier changes in Iceland and discuss projections for future changes.

Special Tour: GOLDEN CIRCLE AND FRIÐHEIMAR

This tour will begin in Reykjavík, in front of Harpa Conference Center at 8:30 am, October 17, 2021. The Golden Circle tour is an Icelandic classic with stops at some of the most beautiful places situated a short drive from Reykjavík, including Þingvellir National Park, Friðheimar, an Icelandic geothermal greenhouse tomato farm and restaurant, the breathtaking waterfall Gullfoss and the Geysir hot spring area.

Guidelines on gatherings at the Arctic Circle Assembly:

  • 1500 people can now gather in large events in Iceland given participants provide a negative result from a Covid-19 test (see below)
  • Social distancing rules do not apply to seated events nor is there a requirement of face masks in such cases.
  • Participants are to maintain social distancing of one meter and use face masks if that is not possible.

Participants need to provide a negative result from a COVID-19 test, taken no longer than 48 hours in advance. Valid tests are either a rapid antigen test or a PCR test.

Rapid testing will be made available at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center.

Approved by the Health Authorities

Travel Guidelines

The Arctic is ground zero for climate change

John Kerry Former United States Secretary and President Biden's Climate Envoy at the 2019 Arctic Circle Assembly

Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award

The Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award will be announced awarded for the first time at the 2021 Arctic Circle Assembly.

Media Accreditation

Every year the Arctic Circle welcomes numerous reporters and photographers to the Assembly. Read more for instruction on how to get Media Accreditation.

Greenland is not for sale, but it is open for business

Kim KielsenPremier of Greenland at the 2019 Arctic Circle Assembly

Follow Arctic Circle on Social Media