Nordic Congress of Ophthalmology

9 – 11 June 2022 // Reykjavik, Iceland

NOK 2022

Welcome to Iceland
Trailer by Ólafur Már Björnsson

Welcome

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Nordic Congress of Ophthalmology (NOK) we would like to welcome you to Reykjavik June 9th -11th  2022. 

The congress will be held in Harpa, Reykjavik´s spectacular conference and concert hall, located by the harbor in  Reykjavik center.

The program overview is available on this website. Iceland’s unique location between Scandinavia / Europe and America will join together leading ophthalmologist from both sides of the Atlantic ocean. Retina International World Congrees (RIWC2022) will be held at the same time and venue as NOK2022, making this a unique opportunity in ophthalmology and research. 

Reykjavik Arts Festival will take place in the first two weeks of June. The festival is a biannual multidisciplinary festival with a special focus on new commissions and the creative intersection of the arts. It presents, to the widest possible audience, exhibitions and performances of contemporary and classical works in major cultural venues and unconventional spaces throughout the city.

Last but not least, the  unspoiled nature of Iceland is here  to welcome you. Currently, there is a volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula, creating a spectacular scenery only 60 minutes away from Reykjavik. This volcanic activity has very different characteristics from the flight disturbing Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 and does not affect travel or pose any danger to any infrastructure.  

We  look  very much forward  seeing  you at  NOK meeting in Reykjavik, 2022.

 With best regards

Gunnar Már Zoega, Jóhann Ragnar Guðmundsson, Þóra Gunnarsdóttir

Organizing committee
Gunnar Már Zoega, Jóhann Ragnar Guðmundsson and Þóra Gunnarsdóttir
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Venue
Harpa, the beautiful concert and conference centre features the best conditions for conferences in Iceland. It is conveniently situated at the harbor in the heart of Reykjavík and within walking distance of the city centre with shops, restaurants, art galleries and a vibrant night-life.
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Social programme and excursions
Along with the social programme such as the welcoming reception and the conference dinner, participants will have the opportunity to visit Iceland‘s most spectacular attractions, including geysers, waterfalls, volcanoes and glaciers.
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Accommodation
Accommodation in various price ranges nearby Harpa has been booked for participants.
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Travel to Iceland
Iceland is only 3-4 hours from mainland Europe by flight, and 5-6 hours from the East Coast of North America. A number of international airlines operate flights to Iceland year round from various cities on both sides on the Atlantic.

NOK 2022 and RIWC 2022 held together

The NOK 2022  will be unique as this will be  the first time the Nordic Ophthalmology Congress will take place at the same venue and  time as the RIWC 2022, The Retina International World Congress.

Important dates

  • 15 October 2021 – Call for abstracts

  • 15 October 2021 – Registration opens

  • 1 February 2022 – Deadline for submission of abstract

  • 1 March 2022 – Notification of acceptance of abstract

  • 15 March 2022 – Deadline for early-bird registration

  • 15 April 2022 – Deadline cancellation refund

  • 9 – 11 June 2022 – Congress

Introductory videos

Please check out the official welcome video for NOK 2022 prepared by Meet in Reykjavik, the official Visit Reykjavik trailer – and an amazing and fun-filled trailer representing our amazing NOK meeting venue; Harpa Conference and Concert centre.

The city of Reykjavík is so much more than just a destination; it’s a place of exciting possibilities surrounded by incredible landscapes, where countless adventures beckon and a host of natural wonders await. Harpa features the best conditions for conferences in Iceland. It is conveniently situated at the harbor in the heart of Reykjavík and within walking distance of the city centre with shops, restaurants, art galleries and a vibrant night-life.

Welcome to Iceland
NOK 2022 trailer by Meet in Reykjavik
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Welcome to Reykjavík
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👉 This large, circular explosion crater is about 140 metres deep and with a diameter of 1,000 metres.
👉 It is estimated that the crater was created during a volcanic explosion and its likely around 2800 - 2900 years old.
👉 It’s the largest of its kind in the world!
👉 It’s easy to hike and on top it offers a perfect spot to admire its scale and unique formation.
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We look forward to seeing you in Reykjavik 9 – 11 June 2022