Tourism in Iceland in Figures 2012

The Icelandic Tourist Board has published the annual brochure "Tourism in Iceland in Figures" for the year 2012.
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All set for good summer

Today marks the first day of Harpa, the first summer month of the old Icelandic calendar. This an official public holiday in celebration of the First Day of Summer in Iceland, Sumardagurinn fyrsti.
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Icelandair and WestJet join forces to open skies between North America and Europe

WestJet and Icelandair have launched a new interline agreement opening up the skies for passengers connecting between the Americas and more than 20 Icelandair destinations throughout Europe.
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Keflavik international to see a record traffic again this summer

Summer schedule plans for 2013 attest to a continued significant traffic rise at Keflavik International Airport. KEF operator Isavia Ltd. predicts a 10 per cent increase compared to 2012. 16 airlines plan to operate at KEF in summer schedule.
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Iceland Most Friendly Country for Foreign Tourists

The World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 was published earlier this month. Iceland and New Zealand were considered most welcoming towards foreign tourists in a ranking of 140 countries.
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43% increase in tourist arrivals in February

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Iceland to Suggest Torfajökull Area as UNESCO Site

The area around the glacier-covered stratovolcano Torfajökull in Iceland’s south-central highlands is considered geologically unique. It is among natural relics Iceland would like to see on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
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DesignMarch 2013

Iceland’s most important annual design festival DesignMarch takes place on 14 ‐ 17.3.2013 in Reykjavík.
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VAKINN Accommodation star rating operational in 2013

The accommodation aspect of the new quality- en envirinmenta system VAKINN becomes operational in 2013.
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