July 6, 2023     Encore Tours

Taking Your Ensemble to Iceland


Welcome to Iceland, a land of geological wonders and musical delights that offers an extraordinary experience for your ensemble’s next performance tour. With its incredible landscape, vibrant culture, and rich musical heritage, this enchanting island captivates both musicians and nature enthusiasts alike. Immerse yourself in Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes and explore exceptional musical venues while enjoying the all of the convenience and comfort that Iceland has to offer.

On your tour, Iceland’s musical heritage takes center stage, providing a platform for your ensemble’s talent to shine. This vibrant culture is characterized by a strong choral tradition, with Icelandic choirs captivating audiences with their unique vocal blend and ethereal harmonies.

Additionally, Iceland’s contemporary music scene has gained international recognition, with innovative composers and popular bands pushing the boundaries of musical expression. From the haunting melodies of composers like Ólafur Arnalds and Jóhann Jóhannsson to the eclectic sounds of Sigur Rós and Of Monsters and Men, Iceland’s musical landscape is diverse and captivating.

Performing in one of Iceland’s remarkable venues, you have the opportunity to become part of the country’s rich musical legacy. Music in Iceland goes beyond mere entertainment; it serves as a reflection of the nation’s soul and a celebration of its history, forging a deep connection between performers and audiences. Get ready to showcase your talent in extraordinary venues such as the architectural masterpiece of Harpa, the intimate setting of Salurinn Concert Hall, the majestic Hallgrímskirkja, and the modern elegance of The Hof Cultural and Conference Center. These venues provide the perfect stage for you to leave your mark on Iceland’s musical heritage while experiencing the cultural heartbeat of the country firsthand.

  1. Harpa: Located in the heart of Reykjavík, Harpa is a striking concert hall renowned for its architectural beauty and outstanding acoustics. With its multiple halls, it offers a versatile space for a wide range of musical performances, creating an unforgettable experience for both performers and audiences.
  2. Salurinn Concert Hall: Situated in Kopavogur near Reykjavík, Salurinn provides an intimate setting that is ideal for chamber music concerts and ensemble performances. Its elegant design and exceptional acoustics ensure that every note is beautifully showcased, allowing your ensemble to shine.
  3. Hallgrímskirkja: Reykjavík’s iconic church, Hallgrímskirkja, not only serves as a spiritual sanctuary but also boasts an extraordinary concert venue. Its grand architecture and impressive organ create a breathtaking backdrop for musical performances that resonate with the spiritual and artistic essence of Iceland.
  4. The Hof Cultural and Conference Center: Located in Akureyri, Iceland’s second-largest city, The Hof offers modern facilities and a remarkable design. This cultural center provides a captivating space where your ensemble’s talent can be showcased, fostering a deep connection between music and Icelandic artistry.

Our performance tours to Iceland offer the perfect blend of cultural immersion, relaxation, sightseeing, and incredible musical performances tailored to your ensemble’s preferences. Immerse yourself in Iceland’s natural beauty and embark on a range of customizable activities that will create a truly unforgettable experience for your group.

In addition to the incredible performance opportunities, here are seven ways to fully embrace the country’s natural wonders while on your performance tour:

  1. Explore the Golden Circle: Discover the wonders of Thingvellir National Park, the geysers of Geysir, and the majestic Gulfoss Waterfall on this iconic route.
  2. Journey along the Ring Road: Drive the scenic Ring Road and witness the captivating Lake Mývatn, stunning mud pots, and the magnificent Goðafoss waterfall, creating unforgettable memories against Iceland’s awe-inspiring landscapes.
  3. Relax in Thermal Hot Springs: Indulge in the soothing waters of Iceland’s famous thermal hot springs, such as the rejuvenating Blue Lagoon or the serene Secret Lagoon, allowing you to unwind and rejuvenate amidst Iceland’s natural wonders.
  4. Ride Icelandic Horses: Experience the unique gait and gentle nature of Icelandic horses on a memorable horseback riding adventure through volcanic terrains and picturesque valleys, immersing yourself in Iceland’s rugged charm.
  5. Trek Glaciers in National Parks: Embark on thrilling glacier treks in Iceland’s national parks, where you can marvel at the awe-inspiring icy landscapes and feel a deep connection with the raw power of nature.
  6. Descend into a Dormant Volcano: Venture inside the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano, witnessing its vibrant colors and geological formations untouched for centuries, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  7. Witness the Northern Lights: If your visit aligns with the winter months, be enchanted by the captivating dance of the northern lights, as they paint the night sky with mesmerizing hues, creating a magical backdrop for your Icelandic adventure.

If you’re planning an upcoming performance tour, we hope you’ll consider Iceland, where the geological wonders and musical traditions intertwine in perfect harmony. This convenient destination can easily be combined with stays in England, Scotland, or France, but make sure to speak with one of our Tour Consultants to learn about all of your options.

We know that your performance tour to Iceland will be an unforgettable blend of musical highlights and natural wonders that will create lasting memories for your ensemble.

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