WOW Air will add three new destinations to its flight schedule next summer, Dublin, Billund and Rome. Flights to Dublin will operate all year round while flights to Billund and Rome will run during the summer only.
Five-hundred-and-ninety hotel rooms are set to be built at Hlemmur square in Reykjavík, located just east of the city center, taking the total number of hotel rooms in the square to 900 as of next June.
The prediction that the Russian import ban on goods from Norway and the EU might have a negative impact on the sale of Icelandic seafood has not rung true.
The board of the fin whaling company Hvalur hf. has decided to conclude its fin whale hunting season earlier than usual due to bad weather and shorter days. The ships Hvalur 8 and Hvalur 9 came returned to harbor on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning respectively.
Iceland’s GDP (gross domestic product) grew by 3.5 percent in real terms in 2013, according to Statistics Iceland. It’s the most significant increase in GDP in six years.
In August, Iceland was connected to 51 foreign cities thorough flights departing from Keflavík International Airport. As usual, most passengers travel from Iceland to and from Copenhagen.
In August, 19 airlines offered scheduled flights from Keflavík International Airport. An average of 55 airplanes per day left Keflavík for destinations in Europe and North America. Icelandic airlines took the lion’s share of these flights.
People from all around the world have donated a total of ISK 10 million (USD 84,600, EUR 65,000) to save Iceland’s largest goat farm, Háafell in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland, from foreclosure.
New foreign investors will take part in searching for gold in Iceland with added funding in cooperation with local company Melmir. The National Energy Authority has extended Melmir’s permit for searching for precious metals.