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
Official trailer for the city of Reykjavík
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Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
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Can you imagine a more dreamlike experience? ❄️
Stepping inside one of these crystal glacial caves is one of the highlights of the Icelandic winter season. New caves form every year and it takes experienced guides to identify the safe ones to visit.
Who would you bring along with you to explore ice caves one day?👀
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Are you ready for your winter adventure? Try kayaking among peaceful Icelandic fjords and experience Iceland’s incredible winter scenery from a different angle! 💙 Kayaking tours are available at various locations around the country and are suitable for beginners as well as more advanced kayakers. It’s a wonderful opportunity for wildlife watching, so you might be able to spot birds, seals, whales, and more! 🦭🐋🐦
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The Snæfellnes peninsula, @westiceland is full of beautiful gems like the famous Kirkjufell mountain, the Vatnshellir cave or this stunning black church called Buðir church 🖤 This iconic landmark attracts many visitors because of its gorgeous surroundings - mountains and lava fields. It also has a fascinating history: it was first built in 1703, but it rotted down and was rebuilt in 1848. The Buðir church is particularly picturesque in the wintertime, covered in sparkling snow. ❄️
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Kicking off your week with this beautiful view 🙌
Sitting on top of @visitreykjavik and surrounded by woodland, is this remarkable landmark building called Perlan (The Pearl). It’s full of wonders on the inside, where you can enjoy a nature exhibition, an indoor ice cave and a lovely café along with a 360-degree observation deck at the top, that treats you with an incredible city view 🏙 #inspiredbyiceland
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Lighthouses have a certain kind of charm whatever the season, don’t you agree? 😍
Iceland has over 100 lighthouses along its shores! This one is located in Garðskagi in @visitreykjanes, a photo-worthy spot that makes for a great day of exploring and breathing in that fresh ocean air 🌊

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This East Iceland gem is one of the highest waterfalls in the country and it is located only 30 mins away from Egilsstaðir. The landscape around the Hengifoss waterfall in @visitausturland is a real color explosion: the greens of moss, blues of water and reds of the clay between the rocks create a magical sight ✨
Fun fact: On the way to Hengifoss there is Litlanesfoss waterfall, equally picturesque! 😍 #inspiredbyiceland
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When traveling #TheWestfjordsWay you will stumble upon many fascinating gems and the Valagil ravine is undoubtedly one of them 🤩 This spectacular ravine is built from ancient lava, giving an otherworldly feeling. It also hides a picturesque waterfall that you simply cannot miss!
Up for a short hike?
Here’s how you get to Valagil 👉Go to a parking lot 9 kilometers/6 miles south of Suðavík in @visitwestfjords and follow the path for around 40 minutes, and you’re there! 🙏🏻 #inspiredbyiceland
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Relaxing, rejuvenating and unforgettable - that’s how you can describe the experience of bathing in the Secret Lagoon ✨ These thermal baths are the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, and they are located in the geothermal area near Fluðir in @southiceland. What makes the Secret Lagoon unique is the mineral water sourced from a natural hot spring.

👉 Hit the save button for your future trips to Iceland! #inspiredbyiceland

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One of the things that Iceland is famous for is definitely the cozy Icelandic wool sweater, called lopapeysa. The Icelandic lopapeysa is more than just a pretty souvenir: it’s a lifesaver in Icelandic temperatures, a truthful companion on all travels and outdoor adventures, a sustainable piece of clothing that lasts for a very long time, and finally, a stunning must-have piece, that always looks good ✨#inspiredbyiceland ...

Winter in @northiceland might be cold but seeing the beauty of the aurora makes it all worthwhile 💚
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 👉 Pro tip: Keep in mind is that although auroras can be seen from dusk till dawn, on average, they most often appear around 11 PM. So, when you are outside chasing auroras, preferably stay out between 10 PM and 1 AM, and you have a better chance of catching them! #inspiredbyiceland

Winter in @northiceland might be cold but seeing the beauty of the aurora makes it all worthwhile 💚
Anyone planning to visit Iceland this winter and catch the northern lights? 🤩
👉 Pro tip: Keep in mind is that although auroras can be seen from dusk till dawn, on average, they most often appear around 11 PM. So, when you are outside chasing auroras, preferably stay out between 10 PM and 1 AM, and you have a better chance of catching them! #inspiredbyiceland
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Only 7 days left to enter our "Reunite in Reykjavik" contest! ⏳
If you’re from the US / Canada or the UK and have a loved one across the pond, Iceland is the perfect destination to meet (and reunite!) halfway 👏
26th November is the last day to enter - let all your friends know and find all the contest rules in the link in our bio! #inspiredbyiceland
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Pro tip: fly to Ísafjörður from @visitreykjavik with @icelandair and rent a car to visit charming villages around the Westfjords ⛰ 

#inspiredbyiceland

Driving around the beautiful wild landscape of the @visitwestfjords is a great part of the Icelandic adventure 🚗 Escape the crowds and road trip to the remote peninsula where you feel like you have the whole place to yourself.
Pro tip: fly to Ísafjörður from @visitreykjavik with @icelandair and rent a car to visit charming villages around the Westfjords ⛰

#inspiredbyiceland
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Today we celebrate the Day of Icelandic Language! 🇮🇸 
This day is also the birthday of a famous Icelandic poet and author Jónas Hallgrímsson 📖 What is interesting about Icelandic is that it does not usually adopt foreign words; instead, new words are created in order to keep the language free of outside influence. Til hamingju með daginn! 
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Today we celebrate the Day of Icelandic Language! 🇮🇸
This day is also the birthday of a famous Icelandic poet and author Jónas Hallgrímsson 📖 What is interesting about Icelandic is that it does not usually adopt foreign words; instead, new words are created in order to keep the language free of outside influence. Til hamingju með daginn!
#inspiredbyiceland
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We look forward to seeing you in Reykjavik 9 – 11 June 2022