The West Nordic countries are comprised of Greenland (pictured), Iceland, and the Faroe Islands.

Vestnorden Travel Mart kicks of in Akureyri today

2 Oct The Vestnorden Travel Mart began in Akureyri, North Iceland this morning and will run until October 4th. This is the 33rd time that the conference is held and over 600 visitors from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands attend the conference as well as buyers in the travel industry from over 30 countries worldwide.

Those who stay five or more nights are generally happier with their trip than others.

Australians Happiest of Tourists

26 Jul Australians were the happiest group of tourists in Iceland in June, according to the so-called Tourist Pulse, a cooperative project between Gallup, Isavia and the Icelandic Tourist Board.

Dyrhólaey has  been closed off for public traffic during the nesting season.

Traffic through Dyrhólaey, one of Iceland's most famous landmarks, limited

13 May The Iceland Environmental Agency has decided to limit traffic through Dyrhólaey between May 8th to June 25th. The general public and tourists will only be able to walk through Lágey and Háey on marked paths and roads.

The  hole in the ancient wall.

Coach driver drives into ancient turf farm and causes damage

3 May A coach driver for a tourist coach drove into a wall of Glaumbær, a historic turf built farm in Skagafjörður, North Iceland,and left a large hole before driving off.

The area around the famous Gullfoss waterfalls is one of the areas in danger according to the report.

Iceland's most beautiful areas in great danger from increased tourism

9 Apr A new report on the tolerance limits of the effect on tourism on Iceland's nature shows that the increase in tourism is already doing great damage.

German hotelier Klaus Ortlieb, here at Hlemmur Square hotel.

First Bitcoin ATM machine in Reykjavik introduced at Hlemmur Square hotel

23 Feb Hlemmur Square hotel, located at Hlemmur square, introduces Reykjavik's first Bitcoin ATM machine tonight. German hotelier Klaus Ortlieb gains no revenue from the machine but says he likes to give something back to Icelandic society.

There are plenty of tourists in Iceland in February despite the cold and snow.

Why do tourists visit Iceland in February?

19 Feb This weekend's edition of Morgunblaðið published interviews with tourists visiting Iceland to find out what on earth they are doing in Iceland in stormy, cold February!

Icelandair drops Barcelona, focuses on Madrid instead

31 Oct 2017 Icelandair will end its service to Barcelona in Spain in the summer of 2018 and add more flights to Madrid instead.

Comedian Steindi Jr. in the video, here meeting a local elf.

Inspired by Iceland launches ‘The Hardest Karaoke Song in the World’

9 Oct 2017 Inspired by Iceland, the official destination brand for Iceland in marketing has released a new marketing initiative called A to Ö of Iceland. As a part of this launch, they've also released a song called the "Hardest Karaoke Song in the World," featuring local comedian Steindi Jr.

Ljósmyndari mbl.is og Morgunblaðsins tók þessa flottu mynd af norðurljósum við Skorradalsvatn.

Iceland "steals" Norway's Northern Lights for a MasterCard ad

24 Sep 2017 Norwegian media have noted that a huge ad at Iceland's domestic airport saying welcome to Iceland actually features a photograph of Northern Lights in a Norwegian fjord.

Tourists aren't shopping for puffin toys so much anymore.

Downturn in Puffin shops in Iceland

16 Sep 2017 Tourists are spending less money in Iceland and the puffin shops are the ones hit the hardest.

Tourists at The Pearl in Reykjavik.

Most inhabitants of Reykjavik have a positive attitude to tourists

13 Sep 2017 A new survey conducted by Maskína shows that a great majority of Icelanders living in Reykjavik feel positive towards tourists, or nine out of every ten people.

BSÍ in Reykjavik.

BSÍ replaces Hlemmur as bus terminal

9 Sep 2017 The BSÍ coach terminal at Hringbraut will be replacing Hlemmur as the main Reykjavik bus terminal. BSÍ will therefore be the main transport hub of the city.

People are able once again to walk behind the waterfall.

Walking path at Seljalandsfoss waterfall reopens

6 Sep 2017 The access to Seljalandsfoss waterfall reopened this morning and a sign has been put up warning people about rockfall. On Saturday the path was closed off due to gigantic boulders plunging down onto the path.

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Austrian tourists threatened with police when they pitch up tent in Reykjavik

5 Sep 2017 Three tired Austrian tourists arriving late in the night to Iceland decided to camp overnight at Rauðavatn lake in a suburb of Reykjavik. This morning an angry lady told them to leave because she had called the police.

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