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Unconventional is the new mantra of MICE travel and Iceland is everything but conventional

When it comes to the MICE sector in Iceland, we have high hopes for the future. Iceland has over the last several years built up a reputation for reliability, high tech infrastructure, service excellence with flexibility, and accessible flight connections to and from North America and Europe – in addition to highlighting the new mantra…

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…

Leaving Las Vegas

We just got back from Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world, or Sin City as some people like to call it. But we weren’t there to enjoy the recreational activities they offer. We were attending the IMEX Americas, which for us is like being on holiday. We gained some new friends and met…

  • 20 September, 2019
  • Category: News
  • The bidding process and the importance of storytelling

    Our Marketing Director, Sigurður Valur Sigurðsson was Interviewed in the June edition of Kongres Magazine. In the interview, he talks about the importance of storytelling in destination marketing and explains the bidding process here at Meet in Reykjavík. Read the interview here:

    • 20 September, 2019
    • Category: News
  • 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…

  • South Shore. Photo from Nordurflug

    A few things for your bucket list in 2019

    Be Well Blue Lagoon’s new The Retreat will take you to an otherworldly spa experience. Explore elements sourced from the volcanic earth and Arctic geothermal seawater, including a steam-carved cave inside the 800-year-old lava, in-water treatments, a subterranean massage suite and magically infused beauty treatments. As far as everyday affordable options, simply take a swim…

  • Midsummer Nights In Reykjavík

    To walk along the Old Harbour in the midst of Reykjavík’s summer is a picture-perfect charm for early morning weekend walks, before the rest of the city is out and about. The mood is very much like a Nordic fairy tale infused with crisp air, cool breeze and all the shades of blue, from the…