50.3 percent of Icelanders would like to keep the Icelandic króna as the country’s future currency compared to 49.7 percent who would like to adopt a different currency, according to the latest poll.
Last year a total of 781,000 foreign tourists went through Keflavík International Airport, an increase of 20 percent, or 135,000 people.
Around 40 museums in Reykjavík will be open until midnight tonight as part of the Winter Lights Festival’s Museum Night.
Nine of the top ten best-selling books in Iceland in January were cookbooks.
1. Veisluréttir Hagkaups (entertaining cookbook) - Friðrika Hjördís Geirsdóttir
2. Heilsudrykkir Hildar (health drinks) - Hildur Halldórsdóttir...
The average temperature in Reykjavík in January was 2.4°C (36.3°F), 2.9°C (37.2°F) above average for the month of January during the period 1961-1990 and 1.4°C (34.52°F) above the average temperature from 2004-2013.
The 4,000 ton cargo vessel Green Maloy was stranded at around 1 am this morning when sailing out of the harbor in Þórshöfn, Northeast Iceland.
“No tourist knows if they are in Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður or Reykjavík, and they don’t care,” mayor of Hafnafjörður, Iceland’s third biggest town, at the capital area marketing conference yesterday.
Einar Bárðarson, chair of Visit Reykjavík, said that the capital area needed a new slogan...