U.S. airline Delta has canceled plans for scheduled flights between Keflavík International Airport and Minneapolis next summer as the company was unable to obtain service slots at the airport. In summer 2014, Delta offered daily flights between Iceland and New York.
A cocktail called ‘Apartheid’ has been removed from the menu of Icelandair Hotel Marina and the hotel’s owner has apologized for it having been on offer in the first place, after facing criticism in the foreign media yesterday, including in stories on CNBC and Time.
Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Iceland’s industry and trade minister, has submitted a bill on the controversial new ‘nature pass’ idea which would force tourists to pay to see Iceland’s natural wonders.
In November 61,000 tourists visited Iceland, 31 percent more tourists than in the same month last year and five times more tourists than 12 years ago, which is when the Icelandic Tourist Board first started counting visitors to Iceland arriving at Keflavík International Airport.
Minister of Industry and Travel Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir’s nature pass bill has been approved by the government and it will be presented in more detail in the coming days. The Icelandic Travel Industry Association (SAF) opposes the bill and proposes a tax on accommodation nights instead, which...
Search and rescue association Blanda from Blönduós, Northwest Iceland, was called out shortly after 3 am last night because of a small rental Renault Megane which was stuck on the highland road across Kjölur north of Hveravellir.
Anne Marieke took a horse tour in Iceland in 2014 and made a video about it. She calls it Horse Round up Víðidalur. If you are interested in Iceland or in horses, then check out this is the video.
Visits by tourists to Þingvellir National Park in Southwest Iceland have increased by 238 percent over the darkest months, November through February, in ten years. Their number has gone up from 21,000 to 71,000.
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.
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...
A group of MPs from all political parties have submitted a parliamentary resolution on conducting a risk assessment of tourism in Iceland.
Iceland is at a turning point concerning strain on nature caused by tourism, according to director of the Icelandic Tourism Research Center (ITRC) Edward H. Huijbens, who hosted a conference on the issue on Thursday.
NGO Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, claims that Icelandair encouraged off-road driving in an advertisement on Norwegian website icespiration.no. The ad has since been removed and Icelandair states that it was published by mistake.
It’s estimated that 100,000 tourists visited the municipality Fjallabyggði in North Iceland in 2013, a 50 percent increase from 2010 when a tunnel connecting the municipality’s two towns, Ólafsfjörður and Siglufjörður, opened.
Inspired by Iceland, the campaign to promote Iceland as a tourist destination, recently released a new video entitled 'The Ultimate Secret Tour of Iceland.'
GáF, a company founded by municipalities in North Iceland to buy a piece of land at Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum and lease it to Chinese tycoon Huang Nubo, is ISK 10 million (USD 83,000, EUR 66,000) in debt.
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.
Icelandic tourism companies are being approached by prospective tourists from abroad, who are interested in viewing the eruption in Holuhraun up close. A meeting was held to discuss the possibility yesterday.
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.
Reykjavík has a new slogan: ‘Reykjavík Loves.’ This is the result of a marketing competition held by the Association of Local Authorities in the Capital Region (SSH). The winner was announced on Thursday.
The red-gold sand beach Rauðasandur (sometimes spelled Rauðisandur) in the southern West Fjords has made it to U.S. airline Cheapflights’ list of ‘10 trek-worthy beaches around the world.’
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.
Iceland must balance growth in power and tourism industries with nature conservation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says.