Visiting Iceland: 14 dos and don'ts

Vacationing and travelling should be pleasant and joyful experiences. The following article from Lonely Planet has many useful pointers on how to travel safely in Iceland.
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Some Highland Routes Open, but Travelers Warned

Several highland routes have been opened today, including into Dreki and Kverkfjöll, as well as the north of Kjalvegur. The highlands have remained closed unusually long this year due to very heavy winter snow and a cool, late spring.
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Who will fly to Akureyri?

The North Iceland Marketing Office is currently in talks with an undisclosed foreign airline on the subject of international flights to Akureyri (AEY).
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Workshop on Adventure Tourism in Iceland

North Atlantic Tourism Association (NATA), the Icelandic Tourist Board, and the Adventure Travel Trade Association in association with Keilir, Atlantic Centre of Excellence invite you to participate in a two day work shop about Adventure Tourism in the North Atlantic.
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Signing of Code of Conduct for Responsible Whale Watching

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.
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NATA invites tourism and travel support applications

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.
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Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality and Research - Call for session proposals

The 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality and Research will be held in Reykjavík October 1st-3rd 2015. Symposium theme is: Responsible tourism?
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Christmas opening hours

The majority of shops and services in Reykjavik and other major cities extend their opening hours in the run up to Christams until December 23rd, most staying open until 10pm.
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Record Number of Tourists in November

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 Keflavík International Airport.
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Eruption Continues North of Vatnajökull Glacier

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.
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