Press Releases

  • Meet in Reykjavík is now under the umbrella of Promote Iceland

    Meet in Reykjavík, the official convention bureau for Reykjavík city and the capital area, has joined forces with Promote Iceland. According to an agreement between  Reykjavík’s city council executive committee, Promote Iceland and Icelandair,  Meet in Reykjavík will be operated  independently  for MICE marketing and serve as both a national convention bureau for Iceland and…

  • Iceland’s reopening leads with safety

    As of June 15th the EU/EEA, EFTA and UK residents have begun to travel to Iceland. A travel restriction release eminently welcomed by both visitors and locals. This reopening is to be followed by nations outside of the Schengen Area on July 1st. All travelers and visitors alike are invited to either be conveniently tested…

  • Iceland will open its borders on June 15

    At a press conference yesterday (Tuesday), the Icelandic Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, announced that from June 15, the 14 day quarantine will not be mandatory for passengers arriving at Keflavík International Airport. Instead, tourists and Icelandic residents entering the country will be given the option of being screened for the novel coronavirus. After being screened…

  • Iceland and COVID-19: Update

    Today, for the fourth day in a row, there were no new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Iceland. In the last eight days, only two cases have been verified. The number of active COVID-19 cases in the country is down to 18. May 4 marked the start of substantial easing of the social distancing measures…

  • United With Strength

    Like the rest of the world, Meet in Reykjavík couldn’t have predicted the world moving through these odd and volatile times. Along with other industries across the globe, the travel and hospitality world in Iceland has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. What used to be a glistening ambiance with gliding motions throughout Reykjavik is quiet…

  • Massage to all our friends and colleagues across the world during this time of uncertainty

    Dear friends and colleagues On behalf of everyone at Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19 – including everyone diagnosed with the virus and their friends and family. As well as those whose jobs and schools have been impacted. There is no question this is…

  • About Reykjavik, the Nature and Wellness Destination

    When it comes to MICE destinations that want to lead the pack in overall wellness, it goes beyond fitness, spa, and healthy food offerings. For the ever-evolving sustainable and life-affirming experience the top priority now goes to connecting with nature. Studies show that spending time in nature can reduce stress, boost energy levels, and improve…

  • Sena, Sena Live and CP Reykjavík

    CP Reykjavík, Sena Live and Sena have merged under the name Sena. As one company, Sena offers specialized world class events to companies and individuals. Sena Live bought the majority shares in CP Reykjavik September 2018, and on October 1st the three companies merged into one. The estimated turnover of the merged company in 2019…

  • Reykjavík Honours Three of Its Ambassadors

    On 5 September, Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau, in partnership with the Icelandic Travel Industry Association, hosted an annual event for stakeholders in the Icelandic MICE industry. At the conference, which took place at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica hotel, three of the Convention Bureau’s Ambassadors were honoured for their role in securing the…

  • Dr. Rob Davidson on MICE industry trends (Video)

    Dr. Rob Davidson from MICE Knowledge gave a keynote speech at an annual meeting for stakeholders in the Icelandic MICE industry. The meeting was hosted by; Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau and The Icelandic Travel Industry Association (SAF) at The Hilton Reykjavík Nordica on September 5th 2019. In his speech, Dr. Davidson talked…

  • New Managing Director appointed for Meet in Reykjavík

    Sigurjóna Sverrisdóttir has taken over as Managing Director of Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau. She succeeds Thorsteinn Orn Gudmundsson, who led the bureau from its foundation in 2012. Sigurjóna has been with Meet in Reykjavík from the beginning in 2012, most recently as Director of Exhibitions and Events. She has an MBA from…

  • Run the world, girls!

    At IMEX Frankfurt this year, the Icelandic stand was, for the very first time, entirely “manned” by women. This was not something we planned but rather a happy coincidence. But it is fitting since Iceland has been making statements about gender equality lately. We are the first country in the world to make it illegal…