News Tagged with “Luxury Travel”

Volcanoes, skyr and the Panama Papers: a 2016 Iceland retrospective

1 Jan As the new year begins, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2016 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

ADVENTURE! Explore Greenland from Iceland

14 Dec North Iceland tour operator North Sailing has announced a brand-new tour concept for the 2017 Iceland summer season – an eight-day sailing and hiking expedition in East Greenland led by polar explorer Vilborg Arna.

Reykjavik’s five-star Marriott EDITION to open late 2018

10 Oct Iceland’s first five-star international hotel, a Marriott EDITION in Reykjavik, is set to open in late 2018.

The new resort will feature beer-baths like this one.

Soak in a 38°C beer bath at Iceland’s new beer spa resort

28 Sep The idea comes from similar beer spas in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, says CEO of Icelandic beer manufacturer Agnes Anna Sigurðardóttir.

Profits at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon up over 36%

27 Sep The company running Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon spa resort has posted profits of €15.8 million (approx. ISK 2 billion).

Paltrow took her children on an Iceland adventure this summer.

Gwyneth Paltrow blogs about Iceland trip

16 Sep Hollywood actress and health guru Gwyneth Paltrow has published a blog on her Goop lifestyle webpage called Five Days in Iceland with GP.

Computer-generated image.

Work begins on new North Iceland spa resort

14 Sep Work begins today on a brand-new spa resort near the North Iceland town of Húsavík, which is expected to welcome 40,000 visitors in its first year of operations.

Forget mini golf – Iceland has midnight golf!

7 Sep The number of foreign players enjoying Icelandic golf courses is rising fast – bringing valuable revenue to Iceland’s golf clubs and bringing business at times when locals tend not to play.

The Pacific Princess arrived in Reykjavik yesterday.

Record numbers of tourists expected again in 2017

6 Sep Records for numbers of people coming to Iceland by air and sea have been falling year on year, and 2017 promises to be no exception.

Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon.

The best of Iceland travel – World Travel Award winners

6 Sep This weekend saw the conclusion of the 23rd World Travel Awards,with major players in the global travel and tourism industry being rewarded for excellence.

Iceland top trending adventure destination

31 Aug Iceland is the world’s number one trending destination for adventure holidays, according to a survey recently published by international luxury travel agency Virtuoso.

The photographs are very dramatic.

Couple travel to Iceland with film crew for wedding shoot

11 Aug Canadian couple Cici and Clement decided to take two photographers and two cameramen to Iceland to shoot their wedding photographs.

The hotel was designed by Ásgeir Ásgeirsson and Áslaug Þorgeirsdóttir at T.ark architects with the view being a focal point.

Reykjavik's latest luxury hotel

10 Aug The Tower Suites, a new luxury hotel opened in Reykjavik in June. The hotel prides itself in designer furniture and the Icelandic art that adorns the walls.

Camp in Iceland in safari-style luxury

27 Jul Visitors to the well-known Laugdardalur campsite now have the option of staying in one of Reykjavik Safari Camping’s luxury safari-style tents.

Crystal Symphony with Mein Schiff 4 behind.

5,600 cruise passengers to Iceland this Monday

20 Jul Monday was a busy day for cruise-ship traffic in Iceland, with three shops all moored in Reykjavik at the same time – bringing just over 5,600 passengers.

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