Pilot whales on Löngufjörur beach.

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The steel frames are ready.

Simulating Northern Lights for Tourists

15 Aug Aurora Basecamp, a new northern lights center, is under construction outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, south of Reykjavík.

Passengers arriving in Akureyri.

SuperBreak’s Bankruptcy Could Hit Akureyri Hard

10 Aug The bankruptcy of the British travel service SuperBreak could result in a ISK 500 million loss for the tourism industry in Akureyri.

Vincent Tan.

Tan Wants to Build Luxury Hotel in Iceland

17 Jul The future owner of Icelandair Hotels, Vincent Tan, believes that the Icelandic hotel market has great opportunities for connecting Iceland and Asia.

From Vatnajökull National Park.

Number of Park Visitors Could Be Limited

4 Jul The number of visitors to Vatnajökull National Park could be limited in certain areas and a limited number of operating licenses issued to companies wishing to offer services there.

Ýmir (center) and Hrefna (far left), in the company of friends and the founders of California Wine Masters.

‘Said They’d Make Us Famous in Hollywood’

30 Jun “We got a great reception,” Ýmir Björgvin Arthúrsson, co-owner of Magical Iceland – Food and Wine Tours.

The famous sphere moves slowly.

Visit Grímsey by 2047

27 Jun “Orbis et Globus,” meaning Circle and Sphere, an eight-ton concrete sphere, marking the Arctic Circle on the northern tip of Grímsey island, off the north coast of Iceland, is under heavy criticism from some of the islanders for its location.

Bar owner, dance instructor and photographer George Leite, in an ad for Promote Iceland.

Icelandic Tap Water: Free Luxury

3 Jun A new campaign by Inspired by Iceland encourages tourists in Iceland to drink tap water instead of bottled water in an effort to cut down plastic use.

One of the Chinese birds, "inspecting" the landscape.

Chinese Puffins on Hrísey Island

25 May One hundred-fifty Chinese puffins have arrived in Hrísey island, North Iceland.

Horse farmer Hörður offers the highest Airbnb-rated recreational experience in Iceland.

Popular Recreation Offered by the Locals

25 May Recreation offered by the locals is becoming more and more popular in Iceland.

United Airlines' Boeing 757-200 aircraft at Keflavík International Airport.

Direct Flights to Newark and Minneapolis This Summer

21 May Two US airlines have announced they’ll be offering direct flights to Iceland this summer.

Pink Iceland wedding photo.

Safe to Walk Hand in Hand in Iceland

17 May “LGBT and queer tourists sometimes experience hindrances, inconvenience, prejudice and even violence during their travels, which is why Pink Iceland was founded.”

From Djúpivogur.

Iceland’s Happiest Town

11 May Djúpivogur, the East Fjords, is the only municipality in Iceland to be part of the international Cittaslow movement.

A large cruise ship in Sundahöfn port, Reykjavík.

Record Cruise Ship Summer Ahead

9 May This year will be a record one in terms of cruise ship arrivals in Iceland, as well as passenger numbers.

From Ljubljana, the city in Slovenia where the real Urha Polona lives. She, too, is a victim of the fraud.

European Rent Fraud Reaches Iceland

7 May “This is fraud. Don’t book, buy or rent anything!”

The ferry Herjólfur in Landeyjahöfn harbor. Vestmannaeyjar islands in the background.

Islanders Delighted as Harbor Opens

3 May To the delight of the residents of Vestmannaeyjar islands, Landeyjahöfn harbor, South Iceland, opened yesterday for the season.

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