Black clouds on the horizon for Icelandic tourism?

“Iceland could be heading for another economic crash”

9 Dec 2016 Iceland could be heading for another economic crash if the Central Bank fails to take action to stop the strengthening króna affecting tourism.

Iceland tourist numbers for November sky-rocket

6 Dec 2016 Just over 132,000 foreign tourists were counted departing from Iceland’s main international airport last month – up a staggering 61.4% on November 2015.

There are over 900 Iceland stores in the UK, Ireland, Czech Republic and Iceland (the country).

Iceland Foods boss hits out at “unwilling to compromise” Iceland

5 Dec 2016 The Icelandic government is “not willing to hold any serious discussion” to help resolve the current trademark dispute between the country and the frozen-food chain, says founder and CEO of Iceland Foods Malcolm Walker.

View on Iceland: Skyr, Trademarks and Football

3 Dec 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.

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.

Iceland’s volcanoes and hot springs to power UK homes?

29 Nov 2016 A proposed submarine power cable taking Icelandic green energy to the UK is now one step closer to becoming a reality, after a French asset company agreed to stump up with a major cash contribution.

New BBC programme on Icelandic search and rescue

24 Nov 2016 The BBC World Service has posted a new programme looking at the splendid work of the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue.

Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, leader of the Progressive Party.

Time to reconsider Iceland's EEA membership

12 Oct 2016 The time has come to measure the success of Iceland's membership of the European Economic Area and the Schengen cooperation and consider alternatives, according to a newly adopted foreign policy of the governing Progressive Party.

Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson playing for Iceland against Turkey on Sunday.

Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson in Top 50 Premier League players

11 Oct 2016 Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson has made it into the ‘50 best players in the Premier League’ list currently being published by the British newspaper The Mirror.

British pound hits 8.5-year low against Iceland’s króna

11 Oct 2016 One pound sterling buys just ISK 140 today – a full ISK 50 less than one year ago – making Iceland a significantly more expensive place for British tourists.

Suede to perform in Iceland next month

20 Sep 2016 British alternative rock band Suede has announced a new Iceland gig to be held on 22 October – sixteen years after their last Iceland performance.

Oops! You can't say that on daytime TV, Heida...

Iceland’s Heida Reed swears on live UK TV

16 Sep 2016 Poldark actress Heiða Rún Sigurðardóttir, or Heida Reed as she is better known in the UK, was left red-faced of the sofa of UK morning television programme This Morning after swearing on live TV.

Up to twelve flights a day from Iceland to London

29 Aug 2016 There has never been more competition on the Iceland-London route, with five airlines offering scheduled services to the British capital over the 2016-17 winter season.

Kevin Foster and Rupa Huq in Iceland.

UK MP visit: “Iceland’s whales worth more alive than dead”

25 Aug 2016 Two British MPs have recently visited Iceland to lend their support to ongoing efforts to wean tourists off whale meat and protect Iceland’s whales.

Iceland government prepares for Brexit fallout

22 Aug 2016 An Icelandic cabinet meeting decided last Thursday to set up an inter-ministerial committee to deal with the effects of the possible exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU).

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USD USD 124.34 EUR EUR 140.40
GBP GBP 158.91 DKK DKK 18.81
NOK NOK 14.61 SEK SEK 13.67
CHF CHF 123.42 JPY JPY 1.10
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.