In an effort to make the stay in Iceland during the tournament as enjoyable as possible, we have organized a host of activities for the participants and guests. We have organized a Fischer themed free-day, with two sightseeing tours of different lengths and some more tours and excursions for those who feel like using other days as well.

Additionally there are three more free-day related side events.

  • On the eve of 17th of November a Reykjavík-Open style Pub Quiz will take place at Ölver Sports Bar (map in the event, bottom of the page)

On the 18th two activities are planned.

  • A Backgammon tournament in Laugardalshöll. The tournament starts at 14.00 and further details are posted in the event (bottom of the page)
  • An invitation to do some free-day football has been extended to all participant, guests and staff of the ETCC. The football begins at 12:00 and last for one hour. Departure from hotels at 11:30 and you will arrive back at 13:30. There is dressing room with showers at the stadium. Further details at the bottom of the post.

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The Golden Circle & Bobby Fischer Center (Free-day)

The 18th of November is the scheduled free day. We decided to make it a Fischer themed free day with the two following sightseeing tours.

The Golden Circle & Bobby Fischer Center bus tour takes you on a guided day trip to see the world-famous Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss, the queen of Icelandic waterfalls, as well as Thingvellir National Park before heading back to Reykjavík we visit the Bobby Fischer Center in Selfoss.

bobbygoldencThe Geysir geothermal area boasts spouting springs, including Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland. At Gullfoss you are given the opportunity to stand next to the amazing waterfall, watching enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge.

You will spend your time encountering a cross-section of Iceland’s natural wonders and geological phenomena at Thingvellir National Park, an area of historical and geological significance.

The Bobby Fischer Center houses memorabilia of the world chess champion Robert James Fischer. The Center also serves as a club house for Skákfélag Selfoss and others that want to play chess, offers chess classes, and hosts chess tournaments. In addition, the Center has a small chess library for those who want to learn more about chess and offers lectures about the chess game and other related matters.

At the Bobby Fischer Center there are items related to Bobby Fischer on display. They are mainly from his stay in Iceland, i.e. when he became the world champion in Reykjavík 1972 and his last years after he became an Icelandic citizen.

During the visit at the Bobby Fischer Center Guðmundur G. Þórarinsson, president of the Icelandic Chess Federation during the Match 1972, will talk about the Match of all times and then take questions afterwards.

A few hundred meters away from the Center, the grave of Bobby Fischer is located at the Laugardælir cemetery.

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— The Bobby Fischer Center (Free-day)

The Bobby Fischer Center bus tour takes you on a half day trip to the town of Selfoss were you will visit the grave of Bobby Fischer before heading over to the Bobby Fischer Center.

bobbyfcenterThe Bobby Fischer Center houses memorabilia of the world chess champion Robert James Fischer. The Center also serves as a club house for Skákfélag Selfoss and others that want to play chess, offers chess classes, and hosts chess tournaments. In addition, the Center has a small chess library for those who want to learn more about chess and offers lectures about the chess game and other related matters.

At the Bobby Fischer Center there are items related to Bobby Fischer on display. They are mainly from his stay in Iceland, i.e. when he became the world champion in Reykjavík 1972 and his last years after he became an Icelandic citizen.

A few hundred meters away from the Center, the grave of Bobby Fischer is located at the Laugardælir cemetery.

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— Open tours on other days (Not only free-day)

Remembering those who want to use more time exploring Iceland‘s spectacular nature, and perhaps its collection of oddities sometimes referred to as inhabitants, we have secured a host of sightseeing varieties at discount prices.

What is your pleasure?

  • Langjökull Ice Cave?
  • Whale watching?
  • Northern Lights?
  • Glacial lagoons?
  • Snowmobiles?
  • Or perhaps sightseeing in Reykjavík?

It’s all possible! And a lot more!

All the Side Events

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