This is what the observation deck will look like.

New View of Þingvellir in Sight

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From Keflavík International Airport.

Direct Flights to Asia Explored

8 Oct It’s not a question of whether direct flights will be offered between Iceland and Asia. The question is when.

The RVs were connected to the area's sewage system without a proper permit.

Strong Opposition to Tourist Center Near Hella

8 Oct Residents near Hella, South Iceland, keep fighting plans for the construction of a tourist service center – plans directed by Malaysian businessman and landowner Loo Eng Wah.

Divers in Silfra fissure.

Can Silfra Remain Open to Tourists?

8 Oct UNESCO’s World Heritage Center has sent Icelandic authorities a letter regarding a complaint received regarding the protection of Þingvellir National Park.

From Flatey island.

Flatey Chosen World’s Best Island

7 Oct Flatey island, in Breiðafjörður fjord, West Iceland, is the best island in the world.

Tourists by Goðafoss waterfall, North Iceland.

Nearly 2.2 Million Tourists Expected 2021

26 Sep After experiencing a roughly 13 percent decline in the number of tourist this year, the Icelandic tourism industry is expected to grow again next year.

Seals are the main attraction in Hvammstangi, Northwest Iceland.

Nearly 80 Percent of Tourists Use Rental Cars

25 Aug Foreign tourists visiting Iceland increasingly choose to travel around the country in rental cars, or close to 80 percent of them.

From the GeoSea baths.

GeoSea Baths among World’s Greatest Places

24 Aug The GeoSea geothermal sea baths in Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, is listed on Time Magazine’s Greatest Places 2019.

Pilot whales on Löngufjörur beach.

Higher Temps or Tourists?

18 Aug Warmer ocean temperatures, due to global warming, may explain why pilot whales have been spotted more often around Iceland in recent years.

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.

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