UNESCO Nordic Meeting of National Commissions and Permanent Delegations for UNESCO
Hveragerði, Iceland 1. – 4. September 2024
Welcome to the Nordic Meeting of National Commissions and Permanent Delegations for UNESCO.
As announced last year the Icelandic National Commission for UNESCO will host the next Nordic Meeting of National Commissions and Permanent Delegations for UNESCO.
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the town of Hveragerði for our meeting.
Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the southwest of Iceland around 45 kilometres from the capital Reykjavík and takes half an hour to drive to along the Ring Road travelling south. It is often nicknamed ‘the Hot Spring Town’, due to the active geological and geothermal forces that define it.
Hveragerði offers a variety of dining options that showcase Iceland’s unique cuisine and culinary traditions, from traditional Icelandic cuisine to farm-to-table dining and cosy cafes. The newest addition is an elegant food hall, bar, shops, and ice cream shop at the Greenhouse Hotel.
Hveragerði offers a unique combination of natural beauty, geothermal activity, and wellness facilities, making it a sought-after destination for visitors seeking refreshment, relaxation, and health benefits of the therapeutic properties of the hot water and natural clay.
Over the years, Hveragerði has gained a reputation as a lively artistic and cultural town, and artists, poets and musicians have come to live there for long and short periods of time. Various events, live music, art exhibitions and other events are regularly scheduled in Hveragerði.
Nordic Meeting of National Commissions and Permanent Delegations for UNESCO
Hveragerði, Iceland 1 – 4 September 2024
Sunday, 1 September
Participants arrive in Iceland.
Accommodation: Hótel Örk
We have reserved rooms for all participants and here is a link for booking:
Bus from Reykjavík to Hveragerði (Lára og Elísabet sjá um, mögulega gera stopp)
Free evening – Variety of restaurants in Hveragerði (setja inn upplýsingar)
Dinner arranged for Youth delegates
Monday, 2 September
09:00 Opening of the meeting
09:05-10:30 Plenary /Special session with Ambassadors/
10:30-10:50 Coffee break
10:50-12:30 Working Groups
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Working Groups
15:00-15:15 Coffee break
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner at the Restaurant at Hótel Örk
Tuesday, 3 September
Venue: Hótel Örk
10:50-12:00 Working Groups
13:00-14:00 Working Groups
14:00 End of Session
14:15 – 21:00 Excursion and dinner
Wednesday, 4 September
9:00-11:30 Plenary/Report of the Working Groups and Round Table
11:30 – 12:00 Closing Session
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Optional Bus to Reykjavík (Lára og Elísabet bæta við upplýsingum)
Registration is open
Included in the registration which is free of charge is;
Attendance to all meeting sessions, coffee/tea during breaks, lunches during meeting days, short excursion and dinner Monday 2 September at the hotel, excursion on Tuesday 3 September including dinner.
More information on the excursions will be available in the next months.
The Bus from Reykjavík to Hveragerði (and visit to the geothermal exhibition at Hellisheiðarvirkjun) offered on Sunday 1 September is optional and the price is ISK ….
The Bus from Hveragerði to Reykjavík Wednesday 4 September is ISK….
We kindly ask you to register before May 30 (??)
Breiðamörk 1, 810 Hveragerði
Hotel Örk is a four-star hotel located in Hveragerði, the hot spring capital of Iceland. Hotel Örk offers spacious 157 rooms, including 8 junior suites and 2 suites.
The Hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool with two hot tubs and a geothermal sauna, a first class restaurant, golf course, game room and 7 meeting rooms. All meeting rooms are fully equipped with necessary facilities.
Inside the Hotel you find our popular restaurant, HVER Restaurant. At HVER, guests can enjoy delicious cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere with a great menu and wine list for all occasions.
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura is also the perfect location for those who love nature and the outdoors. Located in one of the greenest areas in Reykjavik, you can enjoy access to expansive stretches of biking, running, and walking trails as well as pathways. Reykjavik’s own Nautholsvik Geothermal beach area and the famous Perlan are also close by. The buzzing city center is within easy reach; just a few minutes away by car or bus or approximately a 20-minute walk.
For booking a room at Hótel Örk we kindly ask you to click on this booking button/link here.