The price of hotel accommodation has increased around 60 percent in foreign currency over the last two years.
Magnús Árni Skúlason, economist at Reykjavík Economics, states the new regulation aimed to limit Airbnb rentals has had an effect on the real estate market.
Traffic on Ring Road One, the road circling Iceland, has never been measured heavier than this past July.
The Icelandic minister for the environment and natural resources considers it urgent to review access controls for tourists to the remote Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West fjords, now that cruise ships have begun docking there.
On the Facebook page of the travel agency Guide to Iceland, there is a video of someone swimming in Brimketill, a geological formation and natural lagoon on the Reykjanes peninsula.
Tourism turnover rose sharply in March and April this year, compared with the same period last year.
An ever-increasing number of visitors to Iceland require medical treatment at the country’s national hospital, Landspítali.
The considerable strengthening of the Icelandic Krona over the past year has begun to have a tangible impact on the tourism industry.
Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland has been added to the Environment Agency of Iceland’s list of endangered areas.
A buttered roll with ham and cheese being sold for ISK 1,190 [USD 11, EUR 10] is an anomaly, according to Helga Árnadóttir, director of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association.
The booking site Airbnb has continued to see a rise in popularity in Iceland alongside increased tourist demand.
Thousands of tourists have pledged to behave responsibly on their travels in Iceland since a campaign run by tourism promotion site Inspired by Iceland kicked off on Friday.
Offensive slogans, initials, and other words have been carved into a moss-covered hillside in the Nesjavellir Geothermal area in Southwest Iceland.
‘Luxury Travel Guide,’ a subscription travel publication aimed at affluent travelers, has named West Iceland ‘Europe’s Most Scenic Destination’ in 2017.
Travel media site Túristi published an article last Friday questioning whether the very way in which tourists are counted has led to an overstatement of their numbers.
Some travel companies distribute videos showing off-road driving in Iceland and poor treatment of nature.
Vehicles designed for more than eight passengers, as well as specially equipped mountain trucks, will be prohibited from driving in certain parts of downtown Reykjavík, beginning June 1.
There is disquiet among those who put on artistic and cultural events at Harpa Concert and Conference Center in Reykjavík. The reason is the selection of retail outlets they share the building with.
Iceland’s finance minister, Benedikt Jóhannesson, has put forward plans to increase VAT on tourism related services, while lowering the overall highest VAT rate.
Damage has been caused to woodland this winter by visitors to Brúará river, since the waterfall Brúarfoss gained sudden and unprecedented internet fame.