Explore the a-ö of Iceland

Inspired by Iceland, the official destination marketing office for Iceland, has launched a new campaign. Named a-ö, explorers are encouraged to complete online classes with the goal of winning a trip to Iceland.
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Safe & responsibletravel in Iceland

The Icelandic nature is the main attraction for tourists that come to Iceland. We want to make sure that our visitors know how to help us preserve it and how to enjoy it in a safe manner.
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Take the Icelandic Pledge

Inspired by Iceland now offers tourists to take a pledge to travel responsibly when visiting the country. ‘The Icelandic Pledge’ is an online agreement where tourists can sign, and promise to respect nature while travelling in Iceland. On signing you get a certificate you can share on social media with the hashtag #IcelandicPledge.
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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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