Akureyri Airport

Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport?

16 Mar 2017 Grímur Sæmundsson, chairman of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association, suggests all low-fare airlines that only offer commercial flights to Iceland over the summer, should land in Akureyri, North Iceland instead of Keflavik International Airport.

Hveravellir are known for the stunning colours.

Drastic changes planned at Hveravellir, in the Icelandic highlands

14 Mar 2017 There will be drastic changes to the scene of the Hveravellir highland nature reserve, known for its hot springs, over the next few years. Old buildings will be demolished and new buildings, a hotel and other lodging facilities for up to 120 people, will rise on the boarder of the nature reserve.

Plans to make Iceland’s famous Geysir a protected site

6 Dec 2016 Work has begun on a new proposal to grant protected status to the Geysir geothermal area on Iceland’s famous Golden Circle.

New summer 2017 flights to Iceland from Prague

2 Dec 2016 Czech Airlines will commence a new direct service from the Czech capital of Prague to Iceland next summer.

Icelandair announces new Iceland-Belfast route

2 Dec 2016 Icelandic flag carrier Icelandair has announced Belfast, UK, as the latest new destination in its growing route network.

More tourists choosing winter for their Iceland trip

30 Nov 2016 Just over 2.2 million tourists are expected to come to Iceland in 2017, with ever more opting for a winter visit rather than during the high summer season.

Record year for Icelanders jetting abroad

29 Nov 2016 By the end of this year, Icelanders are expected to have taken 524,000 international flight departures from Iceland since 1 January – a 16.4% increase on last year.

Iceland’s WOW air flies first service to New York

24 Nov 2016 Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air flew its maiden service from Iceland to New York yesterday.

Mikill vöxtur er í byggingu lífsstílshótela í heiminum.

Expensive hotels could help control tourist influx

23 Nov 2016 Garry Steffen, managing director of the newly opened Canopy Hilton Hotel in central Reykjavik believes that one way to control the influx of tourists to Iceland is to build luxury hotels and thus attract tourists who spend more money while on their visit.

Iceland’s WOW air doubles revenues in one year

23 Nov 2016 Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air saw revenues of ISK 15.3 billion (approx. €127 million) in the third quarter of 2016 – this is 104% more than during the same period last year.

Central Stockholm.

Iceland’s WOW air begins service to Stockholm Arlanda

22 Nov 2016 Last Friday saw the maiden flight by Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air from Iceland to Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden.

View on Iceland: Airwaves, Boom and Stagnation

19 Nov 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

Delta launches year-round New York-Iceland route

16 Nov 2016 Delta Air Lines is now operating its first ever winter schedule between Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Strong króna means Iceland tourists are not staying as long

14 Nov 2016 A strengthening national currency is resulting in tourists opting for shorter stays in Iceland, new data has revealed.

View on Iceland: Women Politicians, Music and Mass Tourism

12 Nov 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

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