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90-Day Airbnb Limit Effective

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.

Necessary to Review Access to Hornstrandir

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.

Roads closed to bus traffic.

Driving Buses out of Downtown Reykjavík

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.

Harpa

Souvenir Shops Hampering Harpa?

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.

Cruise ship

Questions Over Record Cruise Year in West Fjords

106 cruise ships are booked to visit the West Fjords town of Ísafjörður this summer—prompting speakers at a recent conference on the topic to call for a coordinated strategy and rules to be put in place. Putting rules in place won’t stop the ships from coming, one speaker promised.

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