Iceland incentives – a guide for planners

How to successfully plan an incentive in Iceland
Iceland incentives - a guide for planners

Iceland situated right beneath the Arctic Circle is somewhat perceived as a distant place. Almost unreal, Iceland sparkles our minds with impressions of mystic landscapes, vast glaciers and rumbling volcanoes. The land of fire and ice is an image, which soon appears. But what more do we know about this remote place? Or to ask in a better way, what more do we have to know when planning an incentive in Iceland for our valued customers?

Good planning is key for Iceland incentives
Iceland is huge compared to the number of inhabitants living in it. Each square kilometer counts for only 3.1 inhabitants. This compares with 229 inhabitants per square kilometer in Germany. Henry Kröher, managing director of Arctic Incentives in Iceland says: „As soon as you move out of the Greater Reykjavik area everything becomes remote. Logistics become key and decide between failure and success of your event.“

Factor in weather
The weather dimension is another key point and should be factored in right from the start of planning an incentive. With most of incentive groups searching for activities, planners need to know what activities are available in Iceland and which of them can be done during the time their incentive group intends to visit Iceland.

The activity top 10 for Iceland incentives
To get incentive planners started this article lists the TOP 10 of day activities for incentives in Iceland for the current spring season.

#1 Rafting on Hvítá River
#2 Snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier
#3 Glacier hike and ice climbing on glacier tongue Sólheimajökull
#4 Super Jeep Self-Drive to Þórsmörk passing volcano Eyjafjallajökull
#5 Caving in Leiðarendi
#6 Golden Circle sightseeing in a Super Jeep including rafting
#7 South Shore sightseeing in a Super Jeep with glacier walk
#8 Golden Circle in a Super Jeep with snowmobiling
#9 Quad-Biking near Reykjavík
#10 Snorkeling in Silfra

Get informed
The dynamic incentive operator Arctic Incentives in Iceland provides further Top 10 lists for Iceland incentives on its website ( and offers incentive planners and DMC“s with valuable insights on how to plan a juicy and successful incentive in Iceland.

With those tools at hand DMC“s will familiarize quickly with Iceland. A land, which was far away at the beginning of this article, has now become the perfect choice for a next group searching for adventure.
Whether you are looking to boost employee motivation, for teambuilding or a new take on your customer loyalty programs, we have that special something for you and yours. Our in-house adventure guides and incentive staff build powerful and juicy incentives, their impact and memories lasting far beyond any single event.

On all of our programs we show you adventurous Iceland in a fun and active way, while keeping safety standards at the highest level possible. We have it all and you can be sure that Arctic Incentives continuously aims for the highest service quality – be it on a single trip or the entire incentive operation.

Arctic Incentives
Henry Kroeher
Laugavegur 11
101 Reykjavik