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The ice tunnel in Langjökull.

Photos: Ice Tunnel in Langjökull Nearly Finished

A 200-meter (656-feet) ice tunnel has been dug into Langjökull in West Iceland, Iceland’s second-largest glacier. Last weekend, lighting was established. The project is being carried out by tour operator Ice Cave, which plans to offer tours into the glacier as of next summer.

A close-up of a Holuhraun lava fountain and stream.

Travel Association Discusses Access to Eruption

Members of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association met in Akureyri yesterday to discuss cooperation with the Department of Civil Protection and other supervisory authorities on organizing trips to the eruption in Holuhraun. The association would like to see the ban on entering the area lifted...

WOW Adds Three New Destinations

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.

Hlemmur bus station

Nine Hundred Hotels Rooms at Hlemmur

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 consequences of off-road driving in South Iceland.

Tourist Fined for Off-Road Driving

A tourist requested assistance from the police at Hvolsvöllur on Thursday when he drove off-road and got stuck in the mud. He was fined for off-road driving.

The volcanic fissure at the Holuhraun eruption seen from the air on September 2, 2014.

Iceland Eruption Tours from the Air Now Possible

Helicopter tour company Norðurflug has launched sightseeing tours of the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun and Mýflug Air in North Iceland has been offering sightseeing tour of the eruption site by airplane. An Icelandair pilot made a detour to give passengers a view of the eruption.

Camping at Landmannalaugar

Tourism in Iceland ‘Can’t Grow Infinitely’

Director of the Icelandic Tourist Board Ólöf Ýrr Atladóttir stated that while tourism is the biggest contributor to economic growth in Iceland at the moment, the tourist industry will not be able to cope with continued increase in number of tourists of the same magnitude.

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