While many people return to work today after the long festival weekend, the good weather in the capital continues.
Iceland is currently in the grips of a tourism boom, an issue which Iceland Review regularly reports on. On Saturday, a total of 133 passenger jets landed at Keflavík International Airport, or roughly one per 11 minutes.
Icelandic fishing magnate Kristján Loftsson says in an article in The Sydney Morning Herald published yesterday that there are too many whales in Australia and that whaling should commence there to avoid having to close the port of the East Australian city of Brisbane.
Artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet, Icelander Helgi Tómasson, is planning to bring the dance company to Iceland to perform.
Around 10,000 cars have been sold in Iceland so far this year, the same number as during the same period in 2007, prior to the 2008 crash.
The setting up of new and improved security checkpoints at Keflavík International Airport is taken longer than expected, resulting in long queues, according to a statement from Isavia, which services the airport.
Ma Yun, the owner of Alibaba e-commerce company, visited Iceland yesterday. According to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, Ma is the richest person in China and one of the richest individuals in the world.
The Soil Conservation Service of Iceland is conducting research to try to determine the impact of ash on young forests in Iceland.