IceWhale The Icelandic Association of Whale Watchers conducted a seminar and workshop February 19 and 20. The seminar is part of a series of seminars held by IceWhale, run in cooperation with the American Embassy in Iceland. The seminars are held in the wake of education visits last spring sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
NATA (North Atlantic Tourism Association) is an organisation that promotes and supports cooperation in tourism for the West Nordic countries: Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. NATA now invites tourism and travel support applications. The deadline for applications is Wednesday February 25. 2015.
In November 61,000 tourists visited Iceland, 31 percent more tourists than in the same month last year and five times more tourists than 12 years ago, which is when the Icelandic Tourist Board first started counting visitors to Iceland arriving at Keflavķk International Airport.
The eruption north of Vatnajökull Glacier continues, with no signs of abating. The eruption is in a remote, uninhabited area and causes no immediate threat to people or populated areas. Travelers are advised to monitor the latest information on the web and visit the nearest tourist information center.
The Icelandic Tourist Board is an independent authority under the Ministry of Industries and Innovation . Its activities are regulated through the Tourism Administration Act, which purpose is to promote the development of tourism as an economic sector and an important facet of Icelandic economic and societal activity.