Iceland recently hit a record low unemployment rate as it was surveyed at only 1% in July
Members of the Icelandic volunteer search-and-rescue operation Landsbjörg have endured heavy strain this summer as the number of operations has increased substantially.
Smári Sigurðsson, director of the Icelandic Association of Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) states that it is unclear who bears responsibility for the safety of tourists in many of the country’s most popular destinations.
American newspaper The Wall Street Journal published an article on Iceland’s tourism industry yesterday.
Skúli Gunnar Sigfússon, founder of Subway in Iceland, announced his interest in building a service center close to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
Perlan will begin charging visitors to go out on its observation deck starting on September 1 of this year.
Tourism companies Iceland Travel, which is owned by Icelandair, and Gray Line Iceland have agreed to merge.
Results from a new MMR poll reveal that 64.1 percent of Icelanders have a positive stance towards foreign tourists.
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.