5th Explorers Festival
October 13 - October 19
The Exploration Museum welcomes explorers and adventurers from around the world to the 5th annual Explorers Festival. Events take place in Reykjavík, Akureyri, Húsavík and at Lake Mývatn from October 13 to October 19, 2019.
Sunday Oct 13: Lake Mývatn
Pre-event: Leonardo Piccione:”Of Volcanoes and Men” at Lake Mývatn
Tuesday Oct 15: Reykjavík – Opening day
18:30: Official opening of the Festival at Bíó Paradís
18:30 Live painting event at Bíó Paradís with Amelia Rose Earhart, around-the-world pilot.
19:00 Film Screening at Bíó Paradís:
First Man (2018)
A look at the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon.
+ Q&A with Neil Armstrong’s son Mark and grandson Andrew after the film.
Wednesday Oct 16: Travel day
12:30 Departure from Reykjavík
Several stops along the way up North
19:00 Dinner in Akureyri
21:00 Arrival in Húsavík
Thursday Oct 17: Húsavík
09:30 Visit to local school
Amelia Rose Earhart tells the story of her flight around the world to local students + Q&A
19:00 Film Screening at Húsavík Cinema:
Secrets of a Frozen Ocean (2018)
75-year-old Norwegian scientist Yngve Kristoffersen embarks on a dangerous 18-month journey. + Q&A with film director Neil Weisbrod.
20:00 Film Screening at Húsavík Cinema:
Cosmic Birth (2019)
Icelandic documentary film about mankind’s journey to the Moon and the experience of viewing the Earth from a quarter of a million miles away.
Q&A with film’s director and writer Rafnar and Orly.
Friday Oct 18: Húsavík
09:00 Visit to Ásbyrgi Canyon
16:00 Explorers Talks at Húsavík Maritime Museum
“How to Fundraise for Expeditions and Give Back Once You Arrive”
“My friend Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli in Space”
19:30 Dinner at Cape Hotel and Leif Erikson Awards
Host: Amelia Rose Earhart / Speker: Mark Armstrong
21:45 Visit to Geosea baths and Northern lights observation.
Saturday Oct 19: Húsavík + travel day
08:30 Iceland’s role in Space Science and Technology (conference)
10:30 Space Iceland Workshop
13:30 Departure from Húsavík to Akureyri
15:00 Opening of Exhibit in Akureyri: Amelia Rose Earhart
16:00 Departure for Reykjavík
21:30 Arrival in Reykjavík