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Iceland Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.

Iceland: No more COVID-19 quarantine for foreign tourists

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 7, 2020 18:32

Government officials in Iceland announced that they have decided to cancel mandatory coronavirus testing and quarantine for foreign tourists. The new rules will come into force on December 10. When ... Read More

Another volcanic eruption in Iceland could cause global air traffic chaos

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 9, 2020 09:39

Iceland's seismologists are sounding alarm about the rising threat level for the Grimsvotn volcano that have experienced an unusually powerful eruption in 2011, firing a 20km pillar of ash into ... Read More

Meet in Reykjavík joins forces with Promote Iceland

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020 11:44

Meet in Reykjavík, the official convention bureau for Reykjavík city and the capital area, has joined forces with Promote Iceland. According to an agreement between Reykjavík’s city council executive committee, ... Read More

New Diamond Circle touring route opening in North Iceland

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 2, 2020 15:28

Iceland's Tourism announced that on Sunday, the Diamond Circle, a new touring route in North Iceland will formally open. The Diamond Circle route connects some of Iceland’s most spectacular sites, ... Read More

Iceland: Ready for your arrival when you are

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 23, 2020 18:14

As of June 15th the EU/EEA, EFTA and UK residents have begun to travel to Iceland. A travel restriction release eminently welcomed by both visitors and locals. This reopening is ... Read More

Earthquake in Northern Iceland

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 21, 2020 19:39

A remote region in Northern Iceland was surprised by a strong 6.0 Earthquake on Sunday night. The quake was measured at 19.07 local time . The quake epic center was ... Read More

Iceland will re-open its borders on June 15

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 13, 2020 15:36

At a press conference yesterday, the Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced that from June 15, the 14 day quarantine will not be mandatory for passengers arriving at Keflavík International ... Read More

First International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum will take place in Iceland

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 25, 2019 18:16

Women in Travel CIC, the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women though employability and entrepreneurship in the travel and tourism industry, has announced its first International Women in Travel & ... Read More

Keflavik International Airport launches first Schengen area kiosk-based border control solution

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 24, 2019 18:13

Today, the implementation of four kiosks took place at Keflavik International Airport (KEF) in Iceland. The kiosks are part of a six-month pilot to simulate the impending requirements of the ... Read More

‘Premium Tap Water’ brand for tourists is named

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 08:02

Inspired by Iceland launch Kranavatn, a premium tap water 'brand' aimed to encourage travellers to tackle plastic waste and ‘drink responsibly’ by bringing a reusable water bottle on their travels ... Read More

Vietjet launches direct Bali flight from Ho Chi Minh City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 19:35

Vietjet officially launched its newest direct route, Ho Chi Minh City – Bali, connecting the largest city in Vietnam to one of the world’s most famous holiday destinations just in ... Read More

WOW Air shut down: Thousands stranded

editor editor- March 28, 2019 18:10

This is the email WOW Air passengers received after the airline shut down and flights were canceled: Dear WOW air guest, thank you for contacting us. We regret to announce ... Read More

Any WOW Air reservation may not materialize: Airline has major problems

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2019 21:59

"Bummer that WOW Air is potentially going under - had a very flawless experience with them. But does this mean fewer tourists in Iceland?", a disappointed passenger posted to twitter. ... Read More

Wizz Air first foreign airline to operate double-digit route network from Keflavik

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 15:41

Keflavik Airport has confirmed that Wizz Air is set to begin flights to Krakow from 16 September, with the carrier planning to serve the destination twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) using ... Read More

Why is sustainable tourism important in Iceland?

editor editor- March 9, 2019 01:45

The First Lady of Iceland, Mrs. Eliza Jean Reid, was honored by the Institute of South Asian Woman (ISAW) during the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin, Germany. Mrs. Reid ... Read More

Best honeymoon destinations for every zodiac sign in 2019

editor editor- March 5, 2019 20:25

Find the best honeymoon destinations for your zodiac sign in 2019 right here. There should be no difficulty finding the right location if you are guided by the stars. With ... Read More

Into the Glacier: Unique Iceland tourist attraction

editor editor- January 9, 2019 23:31

The Ice Cave is situated on Langjökull in Iceland and is the second largest glacier and a unique tourist product. Read More

Flight attendant reconnects with Iceland 60 years after emergency landing

editor editor- December 15, 2018 21:04

Mother and daughter experience an emotional reunion with a hospital responsible for an unexpected delivery after an emergency landing. Read More

WOW air links Iceland to Asia for the very first time

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2018 08:05

WOW air has expanded its network from Keflavik Airport by launching the Icelandic hub’s first nonstop flight to Asia, with the airline offering services to Delhi. Launched today, the service ... Read More

Strong 6.8 earthquake strikes Jan Mayen Island region

editor editor- November 8, 2018 17:24

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook the Jan Mayen island region in Svalbard, a Norwegian volcanic island situated in the Arctic Ocean. The quake struck at 01:49:40 UTC on November 9, ... Read More

Reykjavik bars go into ‘emergency’ mode after US soldiers drink all the beer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 29, 2018 05:30

It was only supposed to be a pit stop, but some 7,000 US troops taking part in mass NATO drills nonetheless managed to deplete some bars and restaurants, in Iceland’s ... Read More

Pure Nordic green experience at Hotel Eyja Guldsmeden

editor editor- September 26, 2018 09:55

Hotel Eyja Guldsmeden located in the trendy downtown area of Reykjavik is the first hotel in Iceland to be certified by Green Globe. Read More

Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel awarded Iceland´s first Green Globe Certification

editor editor- September 13, 2018 00:59

Green Globe recently awarded Eyja Guldsmenden Hotel its inaugural certification, a boutique hotel in Reykjavik, opened in the spring of 2016. Read More

Icelandair Optimizes 2019 Schedule

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- September 10, 2018 20:10

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Icelandair announced a second bank of flights, expanding their current network and creating more options for passengers traveling to and from North ... Read More

Engine lost: Star Pride luxury cruise ship with 350 passenger stranded

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 8, 2018 03:56

A 17 day luxury cruise on the Star Pride from Reykjavik to New York is upgrading to an unexpected adventure for 350 passengers and crew when the ship became disabled at 3.15pm  ... Read More

Americans now fly to India on WOW air

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 28, 2018 13:28

In just over three months, WOW air will launch its much anticipated flight service from the U.S. to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in New Delhi, India via Iceland beginning ... Read More

Iceland encourages responsible tourism with Pledge Button

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 11, 2018 16:49

Inspired by Iceland celebrates the success of The Icelandic Pledge initiative to encourage responsible travel behavior from visitors. Read More

Tourism Iceland: What about visiting swimming pools in Iceland ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 2, 2018 09:11

Swimming in Iceland is not what most visitors think about visiting this northern European Island Country. Cold weather, midnight sun, beautiful ice mountains is more what comes to mind. However, ... Read More

Icelandair celebrates 100 years of Icelandic sovereignty

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 16, 2018 16:22

Transatlantic airline, Icelandair, adds some pride to the skies with the launch of its latest special livery, marking 100 years of Icelandic independence and sovereignty. Proud of its rich Icelandic ... Read More

Keflavik Airport adds three new connections to one big destination

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2018 08:05

As Keflavik Airport in Iceland continues to intensify its solid route network, the coming weeks will see the Icelandic gateway not only add a new destination on its route map ... Read More

Keflavik to Delhi connects Iceland with India on WOW

editor editor- May 16, 2018 02:44

WOW air, Iceland’s low-fare transatlantic airline, announced the launch of its flight operations in India beginning on December 7, 2018. The airline will have 5 direct flights a week between ... Read More

Dallas Fort Worth Airport: 3 new flights, 2 new airlines, 1 new cool destination

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2018 18:15

Customers at Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport have three new, nonstop flights to Iceland just in time for the peak summer travel season. Two Icelandic-based airlines, Wow air and ... Read More

WOW air’s summer dream job: Move to Reykjavik and do nothing for $4000 a month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 28, 2018 17:15

Icelandic budget airline WOW air has announced a summer job vacancy which involves moving to Reykjavik and doing nothing but wandering the city, as well as posting Instagram stories. Applicants ... Read More

Iceland Air flies out of their way for breathtaking scenery

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 17, 2018 08:16

"Iceland By Air' provided passengers with a unique flight plan to witness some of the country's breathtaking landscapes such as Jökulsárlon Lagoon from the best seat in the house onboard ... Read More

Iceland invites the world to share in their joy ahead of World Cup debut

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2018 16:15

With 100 days until their first ever World Cup match on 16 June, Iceland has kicked off the celebration with a special message delivered by the President and the First ... Read More

S7 Airlines achieves its goal of serving Iceland

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2018 16:10

Despite the harsh climate, Iceland has recently been attracting more and more tourists. Read More