OnStage Iceland Festival at Harpa

OnStage at the Harpa
The façade of the celebrated Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland was designed to reflect the brilliant and breathtaking surrounding landscape, and your ensemble’s performance there is sure to emulate this exceptional setting. Your students will learn from world‑renowned conductors, perform on an international stage, and evolve as musicians—both individually and as an ensemble. Prepare for the performance of a lifetime with Master Conductors Greg Gilpin and Je Grogan, and then relax by exploring Iceland’s most famous sites and remarkable landscapes.
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Day 1 Start tour (Tour must depart Canada on April 5, 2018)
Day 2 Halló Reykjavik
Meet your tour director and check into hotel
Golden Circle excursion
Thingvellir National Park visitGreat GeysirGullfoss waterfallStrokkur hot springsGelato tasting at Efstidalur farm
Friðheimar visit
Kerið crater lake visit
Details: Golden Circle excursion
Experience all the geological diversity that Iceland has to offer with a visit to the Tingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that falls on a rift between two tectonic plates. Then make your way to the Great Geysir, watch the Hvítá river disappear into the earth at the Gullfoss waterfall, and watch the Strokkur erupt.
Details: Gelato tasting at Efstidalur farm
Make a tasty stop on the Golden Circle and visit this unique recently renovated farm to take part in a gelato tasting experience. Sit back, enjoy the gelato while watching the cows through the windows.
Day 3 Reykjavik
Whales of Iceland Museum visit
Details: Full day rehearsals with lead conductor at Harpa Concert Hall
A master conductor will lead the day of ensemble rehearsals at Harpa. Musical skills will be improved through hands-on direction of the master conductor and performing with other student musicians
Day 4 Reykjavik
Details: Pre-concert rehearsals
Final rehearsals will take place in the morning before the grand final concert at Harpa.
Details: Concert at Harpa Concert Hall
Ensembles will host the final concert at Harpa Concert Hall. The elite ensembles will dazzle audiences with their performance of a lifetime.
Details: Post performance celebratory event at Harpa Concert Hall
After taking in the beauty of Iceland and performing in a world-renowned festival, celebrate with the other ensembles and musicians at the post-performance event.
Day 5 End Tour
Fly home
Details: Blue Lagoon visit
Take a breather at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, one of Iceland’s most visited attractions. Thought to help cure skin ailments, the mineral-rich hot water makes for a relaxing getaway.

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    Day 5 Reykjavik--Stykkisholmur
    Travel to the Snaefellsnes peninsula
    Details: Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum visit
    Make a stop at the now notorious Shark Museum. In this collector’s heaven you will find quirky items to marvel at and after an educational video on the history of shark fermentation, the bravest amongst the group, will be able to sample the local delicacy in a tasting session. Get your cameras ready!
    Details: Viking Sushi Cruise
    Pack a warm coat, your camera and your chopsticks and get ready for an experience like no other. Cruise by the numerous and varied islands of Breidafjördur Bay and observe the birds surviving on the steep cliffs. On your way back to shore, your hosts will cast a net into the sea to provide you with the freshest sashimi you could possibly get. A sea to table experience!
    Day 6 Stykkisholmur--Reykjavik
    Snaefellsnes peninsula excrusion
    Gerduberg basalt columnsKirkjufell, the Church MountainRauðfeldsgjá GorgeSnaefellsjoekull National ParkArnarstapi
    Travel to Reykjavik
    Details: Snaefellsnes peninsula excrusion
    With a crashing coastline, natural hot pools, basalt columns formed by cooling lava, volcanoes, and glaciers, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula encapsulates just about everything Iceland is known for within a 90-kilometer-long peninsula. This excursion includes a visit to the Gerduberg basalt columns, one of the longest stretches of basalt columns in Iceland. You’ll also see Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge, a stunning rock formation where you can climb into the crack where a small stream runs out from further up on the rocks. The excursion takes you by Kirkjufell or the Church Mountain, the most photographed landmark in Iceland.
    Day 7 End Tour
    Fly home
    Details: Blue Lagoon visit
    Take a breather at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, one of Iceland’s most visited attractions. Thought to help cure skin ailments, the mineral-rich hot water makes for a relaxing getaway.
    Map of OnStage at the Harpa
    Tour Includes:
    • Services of a professional Tour Director for activity visits and extension
    • 3 overnight stays (5 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Breakfast daily
    • Dinners except on Days 2 & 3
    • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
    • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
    • Rehearsals, including direction and feedback, with internationally-known master conductors
    • Tour Diary™
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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