Hótel Sigló, Siglufjörður, North Iceland.

Icelandic Tourism Industry Adjusts to New Reality

26 Aug 2020 Numerous Icelandic companies in the tourism industry are considering whether to lay off the majority of their staff by the end of the month.

Prime Minisster Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Why Iceland Adopted Stricter Measures at Border

24 Aug 2020 Since Icelandic authorities imposed stricter disease prevention measures at the border on Wednesday, last week, the government has been criticized by some, especially those in the tourism industry, for going too far.

Icelandair Has Issued 104,000 Refunds

19 Aug 2020 The majority of Icelandair passengers have changed the date of their flight or accepted travel credit vouchers when their flight has been canceled.

From Keflavík International Airport.

New Rules Could Be in Effect for Months

19 Aug 2020 New rules regarding testing for the coronavirus at Icelandic borders took effect today.

From Keflavík International Airport.

Hotels Ready to Receive Guests in Quarantine

18 Aug 2020 About 100 hotels and guesthouses all over Iceland have indicated they are ready to receive guests who are in quarantine.

From Keflavík International Airport.

What is Not Allowed While in Quarantine?

17 Aug 2020 Starting Wednesday, August 19, visitors to Iceland from all countries will be required to be tested for the coronavirus at the border, followed by four to five days in quarantine and, after that, a second test.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Travelers to Iceland to Be Tested Twice, Starting August 19

14 Aug 2020 At a press conference that just ended, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced that starting Wednesday, August 19, every person arriving in Iceland will be tested for the coronavirus at the border, required to spend four to five days in quarantine, and subsequently be tested for the virus again.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, center.

Next Steps in Border Testing to Be Presented Today

14 Aug 2020 The Icelandic government will hold a press conference this afternoon.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson.

Norway to List Iceland as ‘Red’

13 Aug 2020 As of midnight, Friday, Norway will list Iceland as ‘red’ on its coronavirus map.

Víðir Reynisson, Þórólfur Guðnason and Alma Möller.

Will Tourists Be Tested Twice?

12 Aug 2020 There is no reason to tighten restrictions domestically in Iceland at this point.

The man had to run for his life.

Narrow Escape on Reynisfjara Beach

11 Aug 2020 On Saturday, a photographer on Reynisfjara beach, South Iceland, made a narrow escape from a huge wave that hit the spot where he was standing.


Unique View of Stuðlagil Ravine

9 Aug 2020 Among the most popular places to visit in East Iceland this summer is Stuðlagil ravine in Jökuldalur valley.

From Mývatn Nature Baths.

Mývant Nature Baths Forced to Turn Some Guests Away

5 Aug 2020 Mývatn Nature Baths, North Iceland, has recently only been able to receive a quarter of the people interested in coming there.

Tourists in Þingvellir National Park.

Increased Interest in Visiting Iceland

27 Jul 2020 Since July 16, when German tourists were exempted from coronavirus testing at Icelandic borders, their interest in visiting Iceland has increased.

Monika Maier-Albang.

Feeling Free in Iceland

5 Jul 2020 Monika Maier-Albang, a journalist for the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, tells Morgunblaðið that coming to Iceland gives her a sense of freedom.


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