International visitors to Iceland 2016

The total number of foreign visitors to Iceland was around 1.8 million in 2016, a 39% increase from 2015, when foreign visitors numbered around 1.3 million.
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New visitor survey – Summer 2016

The Icelandic Tourist Board has published a new visitor survey. The respondents are foreign tourists in Iceland in the months of June 2016 through August 2016 and the survey is about their experience in Iceland during the summer months.
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Tourist Information Centre Opens in City Hall

The Reykjavík Tourist Information Centre was opened in the City Hall today, Monday 16 January. The Information Centre has been operating at nearby Aðalstræti 2 since 2002. Visit Reykjavík runs the Tourist Information Centre with funding from the City of Reykjavík, a grant provided by the Icelandic Tourist Board and now also in collaboration with the company Guide to Iceland. The Information Centre, which has an average of nine staff, is open every day of the year (except Christmas Day) 8.00 to 20.00.
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Number of visitors smashes all earlier records

The number of foreign visitors travelling to Iceland who passed through Keflavík Airport was approximately 1.77m in 2016, or 40% more than in 2015. One may assume that the number covers more than 98% of visitors coming to Iceland. Those who came through other airports and the passengers of the ferry Norræna are not included in this number. The passengers of cruise liners are defined as day trippers and are not, therefore, included in this number.
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May I camp anywhere?

There are various things to keep in mind if you are planning to camp or spend the night outside organised campsites. In November 2015, new conservation legislation came into effect making changes to where it is permissible to camp. For instance, it is now illegal to spend the night in tent trailers, tent campers, caravans, camper vans or similar outside organised campsites or urban areas unless the land owner or rightholder has given their permission.
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PM4SD Summer School 2016

The Summer School in Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism is back for its 4th edition, hosted by Icelandic Tourist Board, it will take place at the Lonely Planet´s no 1 destination in Europe 2015: Akureyri, Iceland.
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Iceland Practical Information

Need information on what to wear? Visa regulations or driving conditions?
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Introducing Iceland Academy

Iceland is an amazing country filled with beautiful nature, wonderful food, and inspiring art and culture. And at the Iceland Academy we want to help you get the most of it. Our unique online programme has been specially designed to teach you the essentials of Iceland. So by the end of term you’ll be able to travel, eat, and even shower like a local.
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Direct airport bus service to North Iceland

Gray Line Airport Express will be commencing a direct service between Akureyri in North Iceland and Keflavik International Airport on April 17th which means tourists travelling to Iceland could begin their trip by journeying to the north.
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Record number of airlines and passengers this summer

There is no slow down in the number of passengers travelling through Keflavík Airport, according to Isavia, that operates all Icelandic airports and provides air navigational services.
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