Two communities are currently without road connections with the rest of Iceland, the rural Árneshreppur in Strandir region in the West Fjords and the hamlet in Mjóifjörður fjord, between Seyðisfjörður and Norðfjörður in the East Fjords.
Iceland allocated 0.21 percent of its GNI to development aid in 2014, which is way below the United Nations target of 0.7 percent. Iceland’s contribution to official development assistance (ODA) remained unchanged from the year prior, the OECD reports.
The private owners of the Geysir geothermal area, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland, have reiterated their concern that damage is being done to the area as a result of it being overcrowded. They request a quota on visitors.
The West Fjords’ football club BÍ/Bolungarvík from Ísafjörður and Bolungarvík has started the pre-season Lengjubikarinn tournament by losing the first five games and without scoring a single goal.
The town of Reyðarfjörður (population: 1,000) in East Iceland is among 10 ‘Places to See Before They’re Changed Forever,’ according to an article on cnn.com.
Six hundred new hotel rooms need to be built in Reykjavík each year for the next six years, doubling the capacity from 4,000 hotel rooms to 8,100, to meet the forecasted demand.
Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir, associate professor in tourism studies at the University of Iceland, carried out a survey for the Icelandic Tourist Board last summer, asking 12,000 visitors about their perception of eight popular destinations in Iceland, two of which the majority of respondents...