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
Your meeting place in Reykjavík
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Glanni waterfall is definitely a wonder you should not miss when traveling in @westiceland. You can spot fish jumping around the waterfall during the season, getting from one pool to the other 🐟 If you are lucky enough, you might also see elves or trolls said to inhabit this area! #inspiredbyiceland
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Discover the mystery of the mystical beast of which tales date back to 1345 at @visitausturland! The Lagarfljót Wyrm is a distant cousin of the Loch Ness monster, and it is an ancient part of local folklore. The Icelandic beast is said to be a serpent spitting out venom and living at the bottom of Lagarfljót. But do not worry, the only proof of living creatures in the lake are the trout that you can go fishing for while sightseeing East Iceland #inspiredbyiceland
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Experience a part of the Icelandic culture during summertime and immerse yourself in the country's nature by falling asleep under a mountain or surrounded by a fjord at one of Iceland's many campsites ⛺️

Here are a few guidelines for those who wish to camp in Iceland:

▪️ Ensure you know how your essentials work, such as how to set up your tent or use a gas cooker.
▪️ Make sure you choose designated campsites.
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The town is located next to the country’s main ring road with nearby attractions like Reynisfjara black beach along with Reynisdrangar sea stacks, that are visible in the background and then of course, Mýrdalsjökull glacier where the famous Katla volcano hides underneath.
The new Icelandic TV series ‘Katla’, that dropped recently on Netflix, take place in the village Vík where the population are experiencing mysterious incidents after the eruption of the volcano Katla 🌋

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If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime experience, step right this way… 🌋

Explore an active volcano at Geldingadalir, @visitreykjanes and allow your breath to be taken away by its sheer power 🤩 You can enjoy an adventurous hike through the Geldingadalur valley or go on a volcano flight tour to witness the incredible sight of the lava spewing out of the volcano along with the river of lava flowing out. Either way, it sounds like an adventure that’s truly hard to beat!

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Registration

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Welcome to Iceland

We look forward to seeing you in Reykjavik 8 – 11 June 2022