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News 2016 - January

Overnight Stays up by 36 Percent

The number of overnight stays at Icelandic hotels in December last year increased by 36 percent compared with December of 2014, from 133,300 to 181,900, according to Statistics Iceland.

Internet penetration.

Iceland Number One in Internet Access

According to the report Digital in 2016, published by the UK-based company We Are Social, Iceland ranks first among nations with populations of 50,000 or more in terms of internet penetration, or 98 percent.

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Mystery Illness above Iceland

Yesterday afternoon, American Airlines flight 109, en route from London to Los Angeles, turned around shortly after flying past Keflavík International Airport, because of a mystery illness onboard.

Northern lights, November 18.

Bright Future for Northern Lights

Sævar Helgi Bragason, Iceland’s number one astronomy enthusiast, and head of the Astronomy Association of Seltjarnarnes, says there is no truth to rumors that the northern lights may disappear for a few years.

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