Jón Gnarr, the Icelandic comedian, author, and erstwhile Reykjavík mayor, will soon be leading personalized walking tours of the capital city to the tune of USD690 [EUR574] a person.
Use of foreign payment cards in Iceland amounted to ISK 188 billion (USD 1.8 billion/EUR 1.5 billion) in the first eight months of 2017, or ISK 23.5 billion per month.
Perlan will begin charging visitors to go out on its observation deck starting on September 1 of this year.
Tourism companies Iceland Travel, which is owned by Icelandair, and Gray Line Iceland have agreed to merge.
Results from a new MMR poll reveal that 64.1 percent of Icelanders have a positive stance towards foreign tourists.
The Icelandic minister for the environment and natural resources considers it urgent to review access controls for tourists to the remote Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West fjords, now that cruise ships have begun docking there.
On the Facebook page of the travel agency Guide to Iceland, there is a video of someone swimming in Brimketill, a geological formation and natural lagoon on the Reykjanes peninsula.
Páll Guðmundsson, manager of the Icelandic Touring Association, is unsatisfied with gutters that have been set up by the creek Laugalækur in the Landmannalaugar area in Iceland’s southern highlands.
One of Iceland’s most popular and beloved natural sites, the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in the country’s southeast, will officially become a nature reserve today.
Camper van rental company Kúkú Campers has been subject to criticism after it came to light that the company’s homepage included text encouraging travellers to “eat whatever they like on public land”.
A resident of downtown Reykjavík, Þorsteinn Björnsson, took to Facebook yesterday to share his experience of coming across two tourists using Hallargarður park as a public toilet.
The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority has asked police for further documentation regarding the group of nine tourists who chased and killed a lamb this past weekend.
A group of foreign tourists caught a lamb close to the village of Breiðdalsvík in East Iceland and cut its throat.
Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland has been added to the Environment Agency of Iceland’s list of endangered areas.
The booking site Airbnb has continued to see a rise in popularity in Iceland alongside increased tourist demand.
Thousands of tourists have pledged to behave responsibly on their travels in Iceland since a campaign run by tourism promotion site Inspired by Iceland kicked off on Friday.
‘Luxury Travel Guide,’ a subscription travel publication aimed at affluent travelers, has named West Iceland ‘Europe’s Most Scenic Destination’ in 2017.
Travel media site Túristi published an article last Friday questioning whether the very way in which tourists are counted has led to an overstatement of their numbers.
Some travel companies distribute videos showing off-road driving in Iceland and poor treatment of nature.
Vehicles designed for more than eight passengers, as well as specially equipped mountain trucks, will be prohibited from driving in certain parts of downtown Reykjavík, beginning June 1.