Business

Akureyri

Budget Airlines Express Interest in Akureyri

By Eygló Svala Arn...
Budget airlines Norwegian and Easy Jet are looking into the possibility of international flights to Akureyri, North Iceland. However, Greenland Express, which was considering offering flights between Akureyri and Denmark, has shelved its plans.
Hvalfjörður

Silicor Materials to Open Plant in West Iceland

By Eygló Svala Arn...
U.S. company Silicor Materials confirmed in a press release on Tuesday its plans to open its first large-scale solar silicon production facility at the port of Grundartangi in Hvalfjörður fjord, West Iceland, near the Century Aluminum smelter.

Flights to Iceland from Record Fifty-One Cities

By Páll Stefánsson
A record 51 foreign destinations were served by regular flights to and from Keflavík International Airport in June.
Austurstræti, Reykjavík

City to Allow Street Vendors on Austurstræti

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
The Reykjavík City Council has decided to allow licensed street vendors to operate along Austurstræti street, located in the downtown area.
Greenhouse, South Iceland

Regulations on Eco-Friendly Agriculture Reviewed

By Zoë Robert
The Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture will appoint a working group to revise regulations on eco-friendly agricultural production in Iceland after daily Fréttablaðið discovered that the industry was not being monitored.
Þingvellir

Foreigners Pay More to Fly with Domestic Airline

By Eygló Svala Arn...
Domestic airline Eagle Air (Flugfélagið Ernir) offers different prices for fares in the Icelandic and English versions of its website. The airline’s CEO maintains that the pricing is fair.
Grímsstaðir

Grímsstaðir Advertised for Sale in EEA

By Eygló Svala Arn...
Jóhannes Haukur Hauksson, one of the owners of the land Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum in Northeast Iceland, said he and three other owners are planning to advertise their 72 percent share of the land for sale in the European Economic Area (EEA) in the coming days.
EasyJet plane

EasyJet to Double Trips to Iceland

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
The British airline EasyJet will double its scheduled flights to Iceland in the upcoming season. This move will make them second only to Icelandair in flight frequency to Iceland, according to a press release.
Cherries

Icelandic Cherries Enter the Market

By Eygló Svala Arn...
To add to the variety of Icelandic berries, cherries are now being grown at greenhouse farm Engi in Laugarás, South Iceland, and this summer’s harvest is looking good.
Reykjavík

Two Hundred Electric Car Stations to be Set up

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
The Icelandic company Even has purchased, and in the next few months intends to set up, 200 new express electric-car charging stations around the country.

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