THRILL SEEKERS, PLAYERS, STUDENTS AND TRAVELERS OF ALL AGES, SKILL LEVEL, AND INTERESTS ARE WELCOME!

Tommy Emmanuel’s Guitar Camp Iceland is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four-day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings! 

Your 4 Days in Iceland with Tommy includes:

  • 4 days of making music and playing guitar
  • Wonderful accommodations at Hotel Grand, Reykjavik
  • Private performances every evening by Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Douglas, Martin Taylor, Joscho Stephan, Mike Dawes, Bjorn Thoroddsen
  • Tickets to see Tommy and the team perform at Harpa Center
  • Intimate breakout sessions and master classes with our faculty
  • Camper open mics every night
  • Golden Circle tour of the Icelandic countryside
  • Tour of Reykjavik including Flyover Iceland
  • Spa visit to Sky Lagoon
  • Fabulous meals
  • A Signed Tommy Emmanuel Iceland Getaway Print

Guitar rentals are available in Iceland for anyone who prefers not to travel with a guitar. If you would like to rent a guitar locally for your Iceland Adventure, please email us so we can make arrangements for you. They will cost $200 for the entire trip.

An Invitation from Tommy Emmanuel

Hello Thrill Seekers! Tommy Emmanuel and Dreamcatcher Events have announced Tommy Emmanuel’s Guitar Getaway Iceland, set for April 13-16, 2023 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

“I am so thrilled to be returning to Iceland and having you all join me for four days of playing and performing,” says Tommy Emmanuel. “As I look at the list of heavy hitters in the music world joining me, I am so humbled that they have agreed to come to Iceland to pass on their knowledge and experience. This really is a once in a lifetime event! Bring on 2023!”

Emmanuel’s special guests for Iceland Getaway will include such masters of the stringed instrument as Martin Taylor, Jerry Douglas, Joscho Stephan, Mike Dawes, and Iceland’s own Björn Thoroddsen. Tommy will headline a major concert at Reykjavik’s renowned Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, while also teaming each night with his fellow artists for exclusive private performances. Iceland Getaway guests will also have a chance to show off what they’ve learned each day with nightly open mic sessions.

Guitar aficionados of all ages, skill levels, and interests are invited to join Emmanuel and a star-studded selection of special guest artists for four days of concerts, lessons, workshops, and intimate study groups, all while enjoying and exploring the many wonders of Iceland – from gushing geysers, picturesque waterfalls, and historical sites to Reykjavik’s finest restaurants and top concert venues. Along with spectacular meals and first class accommodations at the luxurious Grand Hotel Reykjavik, all Iceland Getaway guests will enjoy a very special Golden Circle tour of Iceland’s national parks, a visit to Iceland’s famed Sky Lagoon geothermal spa in Kópavogur, and a sightseeing tour of Reykjavik highlighted by the amazing state-of-the-art virtual experience, FlyOver Iceland.

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Schedule

This schedule is subject to change. A final schedule of activities will be announced before the event in April 2023.

Thursday April 13

  • Mid-Afternoon

    Check-In at Grand Hotel

  • Followed by Orientation w Tommy, Bjorn, Martin, Mike, Joscho, and Jerry

  • Tour Reykjavik, including Fly Over Iceland

  • Evening

    Dinner at Idno Haus

  • Private Show at Idno with Joshko, Mike, Jerry, Tommy

  • Back to Grand Hotel

Friday April 14

  • Morning

    Breakfast at The Grand

  • Golden Circle Tour of National Parks and Wonders of Iceland

  • Afternoon

    Lunch at Fridheimar

  • More Explore Golden Circle

  • Group Photograph with Tommy

  • Evening

  • Martin Taylor and Tommy concert at Blik

  • Buses to go Back to Reykjavik

  • Open Mic at the Grand

Saturday April 15

  • Morning

    Breakfast at The Grand

  • Tommy Emmanuel Masterclass at the hotel

  • Group Classes Rotate with Mike Dawes, Martin Taylor, Jerry Douglas, Bjorn Thoraddsen, Joscho Stephan

  • Afternoon

    Lunch at The Grand

  • Sky Lagoon visits begin

  • More Group Classes Rotating, at the hotel plus mentor sessions

  • Evening

    Dinner at Gamla Bio

  • Faculty/Camper concert at Gamla Bio

  • Open Mic at The Grand

Sunday April 16

  • Morning

    Breakfast at The Grand

  • Tommy Emmanuel Masterclass featuring Bjorn Thorodesen at the hotel

  • 2 Group Classes Rotate with Mike Dawes, Jerry, Martin, Joscho, and Bjorn

  • Afternoon

    Lunch at The Grand

  • Sky Lagoon visits for those who did not go April 15. More mentor sessions.

  • Evening

    Dinner at Harpa Center

  • Concert by Tommy Emmanuel with special guest Bjorn Thorodesen at Harpa Center

  • Open Mic at the hotel

Monday April 17

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Checkout

Fly Over Iceland

  • Fly Over Iceland

    You’ll be picked up by a bus from your hotel and taken on a fun and informative tour of Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik. Your guide will share historical insights and tell you about some of the iconic buildings you’ll pass by. During the tour, you’ll visit one of Reykjavik’s newest and best rated attractions: Fly Over Iceland. This amazing experience suspends you, feet dangling, before a 65-feet spherical screen while watching a film that whisks you away on an exhilarating journey across Iceland. Special effects, including wind, mist and scents, combine with the ride’s motion to create an unforgettable experience.

The Golden Circle Tour

  • The Golden Circle

    Your Golden Circle experience will have you treading in the footsteps of the Vikings at Thingvellir National park. You’ll walk through gorges being torn apart as the tectonic plates move away from each other and visit the famous Öxarárfoss Waterfall (Axe River Falls.). Iceland’s history is intertwined with this site, and the birthplace of the longest running Parliament in the world. You’ll visit the renowned Geysir geothermal area where you’ll walk the path through boiling ground, but be on your guard as the legendary hot spring Strokkur will erupt when you least expect it. Your third stop will be at the majestic waterfall Gullfoss, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The Golden Circle is Iceland’s most popular day tour, and for good reason. Lunch will be served at the world famous Friðheimar Organic Tomato Farm where you’ll enjoy a unique farm to table experience inside the Farm’s Greenhouse.

Sky Lagoon

  • Sky Lagoon

    Immerse yourself in warmth at our oceanside geothermal lagoon, as the dramatic North Atlantic Ocean stretches out before you. Feel yourself relax and unwind as you take in the dazzling sunsets and moody skies. Then, take your relaxation deeper with the Ritual, a unique seven-step experience.

Blik Bistro & Grill

  • Blik Bistro & Grill

    Blik Bistro And Grill located about 20 minutes outside Reykjavik, offers panoramic views, fantastic cuisine, and a wonderful location to relax, enjoy a meal, and soak up the wonderful air and environment. Blik Bistro & Grill is an elegant restaurant and banquet hall with a unique view of the golf course in Mosfellsbær. The perfect place for all gourmets, from light dishes to burgers and delicious steaks. The tranquility and the majestic panorama views from both the terrace and inside the restaurant boost the enjoyment of the cuisine prepared by a master chef.

Idnó Haus

  • Idnó Haus

    IÐNÓ is a place of curiosity. An attractive, and inspiring place for ideas and stories. The building combines in one place history, tradition, and culture, dating all the way back to the year 1897 when it started out as a theater. IÐNÓ is a living monument of older and simpler times, all the while being a modern rendezvous for people of all classes and ages.

Gamla bíó

  • Gamla Bíó

    Gamla Bíó means ‘Old Movie Theatre’ in Icelandic, and in fact, it was first built and used as the original silent movie theater town before World War II. Gamla Bíó is one of the most significant buildings in Reykjavík from the period of concrete classics and one of Einar Erlendsson’s most important works from an artistic point of view. The façade of the building and the public space have been preserved in their original form, although the presentation of the hall has changed somewhat over the years.
    With extensive construction in the years 2014-2016, all facilities in the building were greatly improved so now Gamla Bíó can establish itself among the leading event halls in Iceland and all Icelanders and their guests can enjoy this historic and beautiful building in the heart of the city center for years to come.

Harpa Center

  • Harpa Center

    Harpa is one of Reykjavík’s most striking landmarks and a centre of cultural and social life in the very heart of the city. It is a tourist destination and an award-winning work of art that has been visited by millions of people since opening in 2011. Harpa is also home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Icelandic Opera and Reykjavík Big Band, which hold regular concerts throughout the year. Múlinn Jazz club also resides in Harpa as well as the Classical Sundays Series, both offering concerts on a regular basis. Numerous music festivals have been held in Harpa since the house opened in 2011 and world-famous bands, soloists, dance groups and theatre companies have performed here.

Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Accommodations

This stylish hotel features a complimentary fitness center, spa, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi, lounges, a bar, and a restaurant. Guests can also enjoy free parking and a free shuttle bus to Reykjavik city center during the day.

Artists

Tommy Emmanuel

Jerry Douglas

Martin Taylor

Mike Dawes

Joscho Stephan

Björn Thoroddsen

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Pricing and Registration

All prices are in US dollars. If you live outside the US and use a different currency (Euros, Pounds, Yen, Canadian Dollars, etc) your charges will be automatically converted to your local currency when you conduct the transaction.

Guitar rentals are available in Iceland for anyone who prefers not to travel with a guitar. If you would like to rent a guitar locally for your Iceland Adventure, please email info@dreamcatcher-events.com so we can make arrangements for you. They will cost $200 for the entire trip.

Register by December 25th for 10% off with code ICELAND at checkout!

Room Types and Pricing

  • Shared Room with Two Beds (1 person)
    3,199

    A standard room at the Grand Hotel with two beds and a roommate for 4 nights. If you have a desired roommate, let us know when you register. Otherwise, a roommate will be chosen for you based upon gender, age, etc. Please note, pricing is per person.

  • Single Room with One Bed (1 person)
    4,199

    A standard room with one large bed at the Grand Hotel for 4 nights. Pricing is per person.

  • Couple’s Room with One Large Bed (2 people)
    5,999

    If you would like to bring a loved one, this is a room at the Grand Hotel with one large bed for 4 nights. Pricing includes the room, all meals, and all activities for two participants.

  • Couple’s Room with Two Large Beds (2 people)
    5,999

    If you would like to bring a loved one, this is a room at the Grand Hotel with two beds for 4 nights. Pricing includes the room, all meals, and all activities for two participants.

  • Jr Suites (2 people)
    6,999

    If you would like to bring a loved one, this is a lovely suite at the Grand Hotel with one large bed for 4 nights. Pricing includes the room, all meals, and all activities for two participants. Pricing is for 2 people.

What's Included

  • Wonderful accommodations at Hotel Grand, Reykjavik
  • Private performances every evening by Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Douglas, Martin Taylor, Joscho Stephan, Mike Dawes, Bjorn Thoroddsen
  • Intimate breakout sessions and master classes with our faculty
  • Tickets to see Tommy and the team perform at Harpa Center
  • Golden Circle tour of the Icelandic countryside
  • Tour of Reykjavik including Flyover Iceland
  • Spa visit to Sky Lagoon
  • 3 fabulous meals each day
  • A Signed Tommy Emmanuel Iceland Getaway Print

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to Iceland
  • Airport Transfers
  • Alcohol
  • Shopping sprees

Pricing and Registration Policy

  • Registration & Payments
    • All rates are per-person, unless stated otherwise.
    • All prices subject to change. Prior sales excluded. Dreamcatcher Events reserves the right to change any price, package or offering at any time without prior notice.
    • All rates are subject to 4.9% surcharge, which includes all local, state, and occupancy taxes.
  • Installment Payment Plan – Upon checkout, you have the option to pay in full or one 50% installment.
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • The remaining balance will be automatically charged to the credit card on file on March 1, 2023.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.
  • Dreamcatcher Events LLC reserves the right to re-schedule any event if there should be an “Act of God,” pandemic, natural disaster, or any other circumstance which makes an event impossible to hold. In this circumstance, Dreamcatcher may issue full financial credit in the amount paid to all registrants who have paid. These “Credited” funds may be used solely for the specific event to be rescheduled. The financial credit shall last two years from the dates of postponement. Registration refunds will not be distributed in the event that an event has to be rescheduled due to circumstances beyond Dreamcatcher’s control. This also applies to any registrant who may not be able to attend an event due to Covid and/or Force Measure.

If you have any questions, please call our customer service number (+1) 800-852-9277, or send us an email at info@dreamcatcher-events.com

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy

Travel Info

Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Address
Sigtún 28, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Website
Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Questions & Inquiries
For all questions regarding travel, please call our customer service number (+1) 800-852-9277, or send us an email at info@dreamcatcher-events.com

Travel Insurance
Dreamcatcher Events strongly recommends all members of our travel party take out travel insurance through an independent source, in case of unforeseen circumstances.

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Special Notes

Flights and Travel to Reykjavik, Iceland

There are daily non-stop flights to Reykjavik from many major US and European Airports. You can find out more information on the Reykjavik Airport website.

Some notes for your travel to Iceland

  • You will need a valid passport when you purchase your airfare and for travel to Iceland.
  • Iceland doesn’t require a Visa for tourists staying less than 90 days, however, if you’d like to find out more specific information, please refer to the Government of Iceland’s website
  • Taxis are widely available at the airport and in Reykjavik. There is also bus service. It can cost up to 100 Euros to take a taxi from the airport to center of town.
  • All major US credit cards are accepted in Iceland.
  • For guests arriving from the US, electrical outlets will need an adapter.

Extending your stay

  • If you would like to extend your stay at the Grand Hotel, arrive early, etc. please contact Harpa Einarsdottirheinarsdottir@helmsbriscoe.com, who can get you a preferred rate and make arrangements so you will not have to change rooms. Please copy updates@dreamcatcher-events.com on all correspondence.
  • If you would like to arrange for additional tours of the stunning Icelandic countryside before or after the event, please contact Hannes Pálssonhannes@pinkiceland.is, at Pink Tours Iceland who can arrange for additional adventures for your around Iceland! Please copy updates@dreamcatcher-events.com on all correspondence.

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