The Icelandic Travel Industry Association is protesting increased fees at both the Vatnajökull and Þingvellir National Parks.
More effort should be made to inform tourists that they don't have to purchase bottled water and to install drinking fountains at popular tourist sites. The committee also proposed banning single-use utensils at restaurants and to tax both these and single-use packaging.
Capital-area police dealt with a number of notable incidents on Thursday, including the discovery of a firearm in a stolen car and the arrest of the same individual for two separate thefts.
The Environment Agency of Iceland has reported ten incidents of illegal, off-road driving since the beginning of June.
With tourism at an all-time high in Iceland—more than two million visitors came last year—here are ten interesting facts about tourism in the country.
Temperatures may reach as high as 20°C [68° F] in East Iceland today, although later in the week Hurricane Chris may have an effect on weather patterns here.
Women now make up the majority in city council, which may make it more difficult to achieve an exact gender balance on all of the standing committees.