A new 150-room Courtyard by Mariott hotel will open next year at Keflavík International Airport.
Isavia has been ordered to temporarily waive parking fees for buses at Keflavík International Airport.
With tourism at an all-time high in Iceland—more than two million visitors came last year—here are ten interesting facts about tourism in the country.
Tour guides employed by foreign companies in Iceland are receiving a daily salary of just ISK 12-15 000 ($115-140/€100-120).
The number of foreign travellers at Keflavík International Airport decreased this April for the first time since 2010.
“We’re looking at one of the worst springs in the last five years or so,” said Páll L. Sigurjónsson, the managing director of Kea Hotels.
A majority of investigators at The Directorate of Internal Revenue are looking into cases connected to the tourism industry.
80% of Icelanders traveled abroad last year, taking an average of two to three trips out of the country.
The highest earning Airbnb operator in Iceland earned ISK 230 million last year from 46 different properties.
The Environment Agency of Iceland has decided to temporarily close Reykjadalur valley to visitors due to environmental strain.
The population of Skútustaðahreppur municipality in Northeast Iceland has reached 500 for the first time since 1993.
A number of Icelandic horse rental companies use the free or low-paid labour of migrant workers, giving them an enormous competitive advantage over companies adhering to wage laws and regulations.
Route One is closed in South Iceland between Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon due to extreme weather.
Iceland’s Ring Road is now equipped with a network of electric car charging stations, making it possible to drive around the entire country by electric car for the first time ever.