‘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.
Damage has been caused to woodland this winter by visitors to Brúará river, since the waterfall Brúarfoss gained sudden and unprecedented internet fame.
An Australian tourist, who fell asleep on a coach from Keflavík airport last night, woke up in an empty, dark vehicle hours later.
KEA investment company has decided to begin the construction of a 150-room hotel at Hafnarstræti 80 in Akureyri, North Iceland.
Landowners by Helgafell mountain, near the town of Stykkishólmur, West Iceland, have begun charging visitors a fee of ISK 400.
Isavia, the company that operates Keflavík International Airport, recently signed a contract with Secunet about installing automated border control gates at the airport.
Last year, more than half of foreign tourists who visited Iceland, or 960,000, rented a car and drove on average 230 km (143 mi) a day.
From now on, the number of people allowed to dive in Silfra fissure will only be a fraction of what it used to be, following a fatal accident there on Friday.
The Icelandic Investigative Committee of Transportation Accidents (RNSA) is worried about limited seat belt use among foreign tourists and believes there is need for increased education in that area.
Þingvellir National Park Manager Ólafur Örn Haraldsson has asked the Icelandic Transport Authority to impose stricter rules and monitoring regarding scuba-diving and snorkeling in Silfra fissure.
Last year’s turnover at WOW Air amounted to ISK 36.7 billion, representing a 111 percent increase from the previous year.
There have been instances of people fainting while waiting their turn to snorkel or scuba-dive in Silfra fissure, according to Einar Ásgeir Sæmundsson, communications official at Þingvellir National Park.
A US tourist is dead after snorkeling yesterday in Silfra fissure, Þingvellir National Park, Southwest Iceland.
Police were called out to Keflavík International Airport this morning to search for a drunk passenger.