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Fanfest 2016

April 21-23

Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

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EVE FANFEST BRINGS

PLAYERS AND DEVELOPERS

Together for an incredible three-day gathering in beautiful Reykjavik, Iceland. Gather for presentations, tournaments, and developer roundtables. Enjoy parties, pub crawls, and community camaraderie. Treat yourself to the one-of-a-kind gathering, vacation and experience of EVE Fanfest.

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In the news

The EVE Fanfest 2016 schedule is here!

EVE Fanfest 2016 is happening, and pilots are already beginning to arrive in Reykjavík from across the globe for three days packed full of presentations, roundtables, events and parties. Here at CCP, preparations have been underway for several months now and we’ve been working on bringing both attendees and those watching at home an action packed celebration of every aspect of New Eden. Regardless of what you’re interested in, be it fleet warfare, piracy, industry, PvE, the fine art of piloting a Valkyrie fighter, building your own empire or destroying someone else’s, we’ve got content for you here in Iceland this year. So, without further ado, here it is, the EVE Fanfest 2016 schedule! PDF Download Link for the Fanfest 2016 Schedule You can find an overview of this year’s schedule in the image above, and for the second year running we’re also using the free Guidebook app to provide a fully comprehensive schedule on your mobile device. It also includes session descriptions, maps and places of interest, information about our Fanfest partners and the discounts on food and drinks they're offering for this Fanfest, along with the ability to plan your own schedule for the Fanfest 2016 sessions that interest you. You can get it by downloading Guidebook, which is available for both Android and iOS and entering the redemption code “evefanfest2016”. You can also view the schedule in Guidebook on the web. If you already have the Guidebook app installed, you can simply scan this QR Code from within the app to get instant access to the guide: You can read more about the schedule and all Fanfest related in this Fanfest mega blog by CCP Falcon

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Uncasking of the Fanfest beers

As you might know by now we've been brewing special Fanfest beers with our friends at Bryggjan Brewery, located below our Reykjavík headquarters. And in celebration and honour of the upcoming Eve Fanfest, Bryggjan Bistro & Brewery will host a special premiere and uncasking of the beer this Monday, April 18th. The beers will be available from 18:00 on extended Happy Hour prices until 20:00. Bryggjan is also a terrific bistro/restaurant and a local favorite amongs CCP devs in Iceland. Join us next Monday for fresh new beer, juicy burgers and Fanfest warm-up. SAFETY OFF RED ALE A classic red-ale. Red ales are usually malt forward with a light bitterness to counter the malty sweetness. This red ale has roasted barley which gives the beer a slight chocolate /coffey flavour while the Caraaroma malt gives the beer a hints of caramel. To counter this sweetness the beer has a variety of American hops. The beer clocks in around 5,5% giving it a high drinkability. NEED REPS PILSNER A Czech style pilsner with german noble hops. Pilsner malt is 95% of the malt bill giving the beer a biscuit-y flavour. This is a straight forward 5% pilsner for the people. Low in bitterness and high in drinkability. HOP SUCCESS IPA An American style IPA, packed with American hops. This IPA is around 6% with Columbus, Citra, Centennial and Amarillo hops. The Citra and Amarillo give the beer a tropical aroma with a punch of bitterness in the end. The beer is also dryhopped with Amarillo and Ahtanum which increases the tropical citrusy aroma of the IPA.

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Amazing Sisters Of EVE Tour!

We realize that not everyone coming to Iceland wants to discuss the intricacies of ship fittings or market dynamics. We invite players to bring their wives, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, or just friends, to accompany them on the trip to Iceland and participate in this excursion that takes place during the Friday of Fanfest. Not only that, but Sisters of EVE pass holders are invited to join in at the Party at the Top of the World on Saturday night! And so, here it is, the Official 2016 Sisters Of EVE Tour! There are Ice Tunnels and Ice Caves in various places around the world but there is nothing quite like Into the Glacier, either as high up in a remote area of an Ice Cap Glacier or on such a scale. Never before has anyone been able to see the beautiful blue ice at the heart of an Ice Cap Glacier. This will be the highlight of the day offering lunch with a glacially chilled beer inside the tunnel. Who else can say they’ve drank a beer inside a glacier? In the morning we will leave from Harpan in direction of Mt. Esja, sightseeing from the bus for the first hour and a half passing majestic landscape headed for Borgarfjörður. Our first stop will be to Deildartunguhver, a very powerful geothermal spring area. From there we will continue on look to the magical Hraunfossar, the enchanting lava waterfalls and the cascades of Barnafoss. Before heading up to the glacier, we will stop at Húsafell for a short break while we get ready to board the Super Truck and Super Jeeps needed to get up onto the glacier and to the entrance of the ice tunnel. In the glacier we will go on a guided tour threading the ice tunnels and finishing with a once in a lifetime lunch and an ice cold beer inside the glacier. Then we head back down to Húsafell where our transport will be waiting for us to return to Reykjavík. Estimated time schedule: 09:00 – Departure from Harpa 10:40 – Deildatunguhver 11:15 – Departure 11:40 – Hraunfossar 12:20 – Departure 12:30 – Húsafell – toilet stop 13:00 – Departure to Into the Glacier 14:00 – Into the glacier tour with lunch in the tunnel 15:00 – departure down the glacier 16:00 – Departure from Húsafell 18:00 – Harpa – Reykjavík Please note: Late lunch is included in the tour, but we advise people to eat a good breakfast before going on this tour. There are still a few spots left on the tour, so be sure to book a seat before the tour sells out. Book your ticket via Eventbrite.

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Keynotes Schedule & the President of Iceland

As we move toward the end of March, Fanfest 2016 draws ever closer. While we're still working hard to get the whole schedule finalized, we are ready to share some of the key dates and times for Fanfest this year, including when the largest of the keynote presentations will be taking place. As has already been announced by CCP Seagull in her latest video blog update, we'll be streaming Fanfest 2016 free of charge via the CCP twitch channel again this year, so that we can bring as much of the Fanfest experience as possible to all our players who can't make out to Iceland for the party on top of the world. There'll be more information coming on the live stream in the first couple of weeks of April, as well as details on how you can tune in, however for now, rest assured that this year, we're bringing Fanfest to you guys, with giveaways, social media contests and a whole host of interviews and content with players and developers alike. Here's a few dates and times to lock down if you're going to tune into the stream, and for those of you who're planning on coming out to the Land of Fire and Ice for Fanfest this year! Thursday, April 21st 2016 12:00 UTC - Opening Ceremony & Updates From New Eden 14:00 UTC - EVE Online Keynote Friday, April 22nd 2016 17:00 UTC - Amarr Championships Finals Saturday, April 23rd 2016 17:00 UTC - Closing Ceremony The Opening Ceremony will contain the usual Welcome to Fanfest, as well as information on what's coming up in New Eden for EVE Online, Valkyrie, Gunjack, and the work we're currently doing on a new PC based FPS, before we take a break then dive directly into the EVE Online keynote where CCP Seagull and the EVE Development Team take attendees and viewers through a much closer look at what's coming up for EVE in 2016 and beyond. On Friday we'll be broadcasting the finals of the Amarr Championships, when House Tash-Murkon and House Kor-Azor fight it out to see who will take the Imperial Throne, before Fanfest attendees head out on the traditional Friday night bub-crawl. And finally on Saturday, the closing ceremony will take a look back over Fanfest 2016, and a look forward to what events are coming up over the course of the year. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland In addition to this, we're proud to announce that the closing ceremony will have a special guest speaker this year, as the President of Iceland joins us to close up another great Fanfest here in Reykjavik. There's more information coming soon, but for now make sure you note down these times if you're looking to keep up to speed with all our Fanfest 2016 announcements, and remember, there's always still time to make the trip out here if you're looking to hit Fanfest and join us at Harpa for the most epic celebration of all things EVE in the universe. A few tickets are still available via Eventbrite. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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Line-up for The Party At the Top Of the World Revealed

Fellow party animals! Fanfest 2016 is less than three months away and we’re planning one hell of a Saturday night party to wrap up your visit to Iceland. There will be warm-up DJs to kick things off while we all saunter in from the cold and learn what tastes best from the bar. Then the epic Viking rock gods of Skálmöld take the stage to set your goosebumps on fire! They were first introduced to the EVE community when we used their song “Árás” (assault) in a video for new launcher graphics: They played an amazing set at Fanfest 2013 and we got great feedback from attendees so we wanted to invite them again. If you’ve never seen them in action before, their performances are airtight and their lyrics are so good…they’re almost worth learning Icelandic for. The Permaband Spacejam! - TiDi on the dancefloor To top off the evening, The Permaband, CCP’s in-house band, is going to take over the rest of the party with a bunch of their best friends and make sure the dancefloor gets roflstomped into the night. In the past we’ve come on stage to do a couple of our own songs but this time we’ll basically host a whole new party within a party if that makes sense (as if a party has to make sense, haha!) We’ll bring DJs, all the best music, surprise guests, live music of course and lots of crazy…all to help you create a ton of good memories to not tell your grandkids about <3 Book your ticket HERE, keep your eyes open for more upcoming news of Fanfest, and we’ll see you in Iceland in April!

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Alliance Prize Draw!

This year, Fanfest is going to be even more focused on the most important part of EVE Online – our awesome community and the bonds that develop between wingmen during their time spent in New Eden. With this in mind, we are happy to announce that for the first time in the twelve year history of Fanfest, we are hosting an Alliance Prize Draw for Fanfest 2016. To be eligible, alliances need to have a minimum of 10 registered attendees who have stated their alliance affiliation when they purchased tickets through our Fanfest ticket sales page on Eventbrite. If an alliance reaches 20 confirmed attendees, then the chance of a win will double. If you didn’t enter your alliance affiliation when you purchased a ticket, fear not! Every ticket holder who purchased their tickets can add their alliance information by logging into Eventbrite and doing so. A login link is featured on the ticket purchase confirmation e-mail that attendees are sent when they purchase their EVE Fanfest 2016 ticket. If you experience issues logging into Eventbrite, you can contact Eventbrite support for help on how you can add and edit information you’ve submitted when you purchased your ticket. You can also contact Fanfest support for assistance with this too. A Competition? Prizes?! With great competitions, come fun prizes. Here’s what’s up for grabs for the winning alliance at Fanfest 2016. An exclusive VIP section at the Party On Top Of The World stocked with “adult beverages” at Fanfest 2016. Your alliance’s flag will be flown in front of Harpa, the Fanfest venue, for the duration of Fanfest 2016. EVE Online memorabilia signed by the EVE Dev Team for each attending alliance member. A selection of the EVE Fanfest 2016 special brew for each attending alliance member. A group guided tour of CCP Headquarters in Iceland for all attending members of the alliance. A runner up alliance will also be selected, with their alliance flag also being flown outside the Fanfest venue for the duration of Fanfest 2016. In addition to this, the runner up alliance will also receive a group guided tour for all member of their alliance attending Fanfest 2016. Rules & Regulations With great competitions, also come rules and regulations (the lawyers made us do it!). Here’s more details on the technical side of the contest and what you need to know. Purchase of you EVE Fanfest 2016 ticket must be made by 11:59 UTC, Monday March 21st 2016, to be eligible and counted in the prize draw. Only EVE Fanfest full conference tickets are eligible and will be counted. Sisters of EVE, Charity Evening, Pub Crawl and other extra event tickets are not part of the competition and won't be counted. Only alliances that have 10 or more full EVE Fanfest 2016 conference tickets are eligible for the prize draw. Alliances that have 20 or more full EVE Fanfest 2016 conference tickets will double their chances and have two entries in the prize draw. The winner alliance and the runner up alliance will be chosen among eligible entries by a random drawing at CCP studio in Reykjavik, Iceland at 13:00 UTC March 22nd. We will announce the winners March 23rd, 2016. Every alliance member must be able to submit an e-mail with their Fanfest 2016 ticket purchase through Eventbrite to be eligible and to claim their prize. We will notify the winners via the email address they registered when purchasing their EVE Fanfest 2016 ticket through Eventbrite. The prize will be claimed at Harpa, Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavik at 12:00 UTC, Thursday, April 21st. Winners must claim their prize by 23:59 UTC on Thursday, April 22nd. CCP reserves the right to use the names of winners for promotional purposes. EVE Fanfest 2016 tickets are non-transferable. The prize does not include flights, accommodation, tickets to Fanfest 2016 or tickets to any additional events of or connected to EVE Fanfest 2016. CCP makes no warranties with regards to the prize, the prize is not transferable and the wnner has no right to substitution (in currency or otherwise). CCP reserves the right to substitute the prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability. CCP reserves final discretion on making the awards, as well as the right to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the administration of this prize draw. Winners must be 21 years of age and be able to provide valid ID to claim their prize once at EVE Fanfest 2016. Directors, officers, employees, contractors and agents (and their immediate families and household members) of CCP, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, are also not eligible. If you haven't gotten hold of your tickets for Fanfest 2016 yet, you can head on over to the Fanfest Website for more information about the event, and to grab tickets while you still can!

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What da F.A.Q.

Fanfest
Iceland

Is there an age limit for attendees?

Their is no age limit for general entry to Fanfest. But you have to be 18 years old or older to enter the Party on Saturday and to participate in the Pub Crawl. The legal drinking age in Iceland is 20 years.

What is Fanfest?

Fanfest brings together players in a massive celebration of the EVE universe. Travelers from all around the world gather in one of the most beautiful and unique locations the planet has to offer. Allies and rivals alike set aside their in-game differences to share drinks with one another and forge new friendships. CCP developers mingle with the community, always up for "talking shop" and getting to know the players.

When and where is Fanfest 2016?

The event will take place on April 21st – 23rd, 2016 at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre located at Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland.

How much does a Fanfest ticket cost?

Fanfest tickets cost 220 USD with Sisters of EvE (spouse program) tickets costing more. Please check out the early-bird and PLEX options for lower/different pricing.

What is sisters of EVE and why is it more expensive?

The Sisters of EVE program is a chance for players to bring their wives, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, or just friends, to accompany them on the trip to Iceland and participate in this most adventurous of excursions. We take this group on a guided tour on the Friday of Fanfest. Not only that, but SoE pass holders are invited to join in at the Party at the Top of the World on Saturday night! The higher ticket price covers the SoE package only and does not grant entry to Fanfest. A normal ticket is needed to go to Fanfest as well.

When & where can I buy Fanfest 2016 tickets?

You can get your Fanfest tickets via Eventbrite.

How do I receive my ticket?

Once you make a purchase via Eventbrite you get a confirmation number/payment ID. Bring that confirmation and matching photo ID. Registration and ticket pickup will be available starting Monday, April 18th 2016, in Reykjavík. Location and more info about the ticket pickup will be announced closer to Fanfest 2016. Same applies to all the other events. Bring ticket confirmation and personal identification.

What activities will be at Fanfest 2016?

Read all about it in this Fanfest mega blog.

What do I get for the cost of a ticket?

Each Fanfest ticket includes a Fanfest access pass that grants access to Fanfest and the Party at the Top of the World. Attendees will also get a Fanfest goody bag containing exclusive goodies. More details on the contents of the gift bag will be revealed later. Please be aware that transportation and accommodations are not included with the cost of any Fanfest ticket.

What should I do about hotel accommodations and transportation?

Transportation to the event will be up to you. Our official Fanfest 2016 Hotel and Travel partners, Center Hotels and Icelandair, will soon put up for sale great exclusive deals.

Can I bring my computer/laptop, MP3 player, camera, or video camera to Fanfest?

Yes you can! The Harpa Conference Centre even has free wi-fi that you can use while you are there. Attendees will NOT be allowed to bring weapons, alcohol, drugs, fireworks, glass bottles, cans, or large containers into Fanfest. Any attendee found to have violated the prohibited items list may be removed from Fanfest.

Who should I contact if I have a question about accommodations for people with special needs at Fanfest?

For information on accommodations for people with special needs at the event, email fanfestsupport@eveonline.com. Please include your question and contact information in your email.

Will there be a broadcast of Fanfest on TV or available to view on the internet this year?

Yes! The EVE TV will stream live during all three days of FAnfest. An it's free and open to all. Just visit our Twitch channel!

Troubleshooting

For all inquiries regarding payment issues or ticket refund, please contact support@eveonline.com. Remember to include your confirmation ID, question and contact information in your email. Please note we run a non-refund policy.

Check out this great FAQ from Iceland Travel

Iceland Travel FAQ

Useful statistics for Iceland

  • Population: 329,100 (Jan 2015)
  • Religion: 80% Lutheran
  • Total area: 103,000 km² / 39,756 sq. mi
  • Capital: Reykjavík (population 121,822)
  • Form of Government: Republic since June 17, 1944 (Independent since December 1, 1918)
  • Approximately 7,250 sq. km (2,799 sq. mi) of Iceland is covered by glaciers.
  • Hvannadalshnjúkur is Iceland's highest peak (2,110m / 6,923 ft).
  • Öskjuvatn near Víti is Iceland's deepest lake (220m / 722 ft).
  • For almost three months in summer there is continuous daylight in Iceland. This phenomenon is known as the "midnight sun".
  • The mean annual temperature for Reykjavik is 5˚C, with the average in January temperature being - 0.2˚C and in July 12˚C.
  • Iceland is an island in the North Atlantic, about 620 miles (1,000 km) west of Norway. It is the westernmost country in Europe.

Is it difficult to get to Iceland?

No. There are daily flights to Iceland from many North American and European cities. Iceland’s major airport is Keflavík International, located 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Reykjavík.

Do i need to bring my passport and/or visa to get into the country?

A passport or other travel document accepted by Icelandic authorities valid at least three months beyond intended stay is required for visitors to Iceland.

Citizens of the Schengen area in Europe as well as citizens from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore do not require visas. Tourist stays are permitted for up to three months, and can be extended if needed at local police stations. For further information, visit the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration.

If you do not live in one of these countries mentioned above, then we recommend contacting the Icelandic embassy or consulate in your country to check on requirements before entering Iceland. If there is no Icelandic embassy or consulate in your country, you may contact the Danish embassy or consulate. Otherwise you will need to contact the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration.

How cold does it get?

Not as cold as the name of the country sounds. Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream, temperatures are moderate year-round. The month of April is characterized by continually rising temperatures - peaking into what we might even consider warm. As for the temperatures, you can expect the average low to be approximately -1.1 degrees Celsius (30 °F), increasing to approximately 2.8 degrees Celsius (37 °F) by the end of the month. The average high temperatures are 4.4 degrees Celsius (40 °F), rising to 7 degrees Celsius (45 °F) by the end of the month.

What are the hours of daylight?

From mid-May to mid-August the sun only sets for only a few hours per day, and it is effectively light for the whole 24-hour period. This phenomenon is known as the "midnight sun" and it creates a sort of lingering twilight in the nighttime hours. In contrast, there are around 4-5 hours of effective daylight during mid-winter. But Iceland's inexpensive geothermal energy means that streets and buildings are well-lit during winter darkness.

In April the sunrise is at about 6am and sunset at around 9pm.

Do Icelanders speak English?

Icelanders are taught English from a young age, so most of them are quite fluent in the English language.

What is the history of Iceland in a few sentences?

The first people believed to have settled in Iceland were Irish monks who came in the 8th century A.D. They left, however, upon the arrival of pagan Norsemen, who arrived around 874 A.D. to seek freedom from Norway's oppressive king Harald Fairhair.

In 930 A.D. the early Icelanders founded the Althing, their supreme general assembly--the oldest parliament in the world. The adoption of Christianity followed in the year 1000. In 1262, Iceland became subject to Norwegian control and in 1380 came under Danish control, along with Norway. After the granting of a constitution (1874) and with an improving economy, Iceland finally became a sovereign state under a common king with Denmark in 1918. The Republic of Iceland was formally declared on June 17, 1944.

Can I get medical help in Iceland?

Iceland has a modern health care system with many general practitioners and specialist physicians in the Reykjavik area. There are also smaller medical centers or hospitals in all major towns in Iceland that offer urgent care for minor illnesses and injuries. Many clinics set aside a few hours in the afternoon for walk-in patients. For non-threatening illnesses or injuries, you can call 1770 to speak with a nurse or get the location of the nearest clinic.

For serious, life-threatening medical emergencies, please call 112.

What are the people like?

Quite Scandinavian, their mainly Norwegian Viking ancestors brought along some Irish slaves who quickly blended into the population over 1100 years ago and many Icelanders actually celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Contrary to rumors, there are no Eskimos in Iceland.

What is Iceland's money?

The Icelandic monetary unit is the króna (plural krónur) and is usually abbreviated as ISK or kr.

Coins are in denominations of: 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 kr.

Bank notes are in denominations of: 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 kr.

Credit cards: Visa and MasterCard are accepted almost universally, and ATMs are generally not hard to find. Most people in Iceland pay for everything, even small items like chewing gum, with a credit card.

Currency exchange: All major currencies can be exchanged at the airport, banks and currency exchanges in Iceland. Due to currency restrictions, it is extremely difficult to obtain ISK in a foreign country before arriving in Iceland. Likewise, it is a good idea to exchange any surplus ISK before leaving Iceland.

Foreign currency exchange is available at Keflavik International Airport and all banks around the country.

How are the accomodations and food?

World-class! Iceland's hotels and guesthouses are almost invariably clean and comfortable. Food choices are generally wide. "Homegrown" seafood and lamb dishes are popular and available anywhere. In the more populated areas, international cuisine - including American fast food - has become all the rage. And vegetarians will find plenty of excellent choices.

What's there to see, besides nature?

You're obviously reading this part of the website first. But make no mistake - you don't have to be an outdoors type to fall in love with Iceland! For example, Reykjavik is one of the liveliest, safest, most sophisticated, and modern cities on earth. Its nightlife and cultural offerings are quickly becoming legendary worldwide. Half of Iceland's population lives in the greater Reykjavik area.

What about electricity and internet?

If you come from North America or Great Britain and want to bring an electrical device from home, you will need to bring an adapter. The electrical standards in Iceland are 50 Hz and 240 volts.

Iceland is a very tech-savvy country with one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. If you didn't bring a computer, you'll find internet cafés in the bigger towns and hotels. Most restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free wi-fi access, so if you have a laptop you can get Internet access almost everywhere. You'll also notice that most hotels, guesthouses, museums, restaurants and cafés have their own websites. The Fanfest venue has a free wi-fi hotspot.

What kind of mobile phone system is there in Iceland?

GSM: There are three main GSM operators in Iceland: Síminn, Nova and Vodafone. Together they cover most of Iceland including all towns and villages with over 200 inhabitants. Both companies sell SIM cards for pre-paid GSM/GPRS services. Pre-paid refill (top-up) cards are available at petrol stations around the country.

Please note: Iceland's mobile phone system operates on the 900/1800 MHz frequencies. Some phones from North America (and parts of South America) may not work on this system as they operate on the 850/1900 MHz frequencies. However, a quad-band phone (850/900 /1800 /1900 MHz) will work.

NMT: Iceland Telecom’s NMT long-range mobile service covers most of Iceland, including the interior highlands, and is suitable for those who plan to travel extensively in remote wilderness areas.

Iceland's country code is +354. If you are calling Iceland from the United States or Canada, dial 011 to get an international line, then 354 and the 7-digit phone number. When you are in Iceland, you just need to dial the 7-digit phone number. There are no area codes in Iceland.

How should I dress?

No matter what time of year you plan to visit Iceland, always pack some warm and water-resistant clothes. The Icelanders often say, "If you don't like the weather, just wait 15 minutes." They're not kidding! And always bring a bathing suit. Yes, a bathing suit! Icelanders' favorite pastime is year-round outdoor swimming in the countless geothermally heated pools and lagoons, which are as warm as bathwater.