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  • 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…

  • Sigurjóna Sverrisdóttir talks about her vision for Reykjavík

    Sigurjóna Sverrisdóttir that earlier this year was appointed Managing Director of Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau gave an interview in the September issue of Meeting International. In the interview, she talks about her vision for the destination and how Reykjavík has built up it´s competitiveness in recent years. My vision for the destination…

  • 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…

  • European Fom Awards 2018

    The European Film Awards 2020 go to Reykjavík

    The European Film Awards will be held in the Icelandic capital in December 2020. This was announced earlier this week by the European Film Academy, the City of Reykjavík and the Icelandic government. The ceremony will take place in the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, together with various side events in connection with European…

  • Tha litle MICE-land that Could

    The little MICE-land that could

    According to the Meetings & Events Future Trends report, meetings and events demand is expected to increase by 5–10% worldwide in 2019. Here in Iceland, we are expecting at least 15% growth this year. Our optimism is also increasing because most of the growth seems to be meetings or conferences of 100–500 attendees. Demand for…

  • Sales Call MY and DC 2018

    Coming soon to Toronto and Chicago

    Meet in Reykjavík is hosting sales events in Toronto and Chicago next month. At the events, interested MICE buyers will get the opportunity to meet with 7 suppliers from Reykjavík and hear a presentation about meeting and incentive options in the Icelandic capital. The event in Toronto will take place on 2 April at 2nd…

  • Icelandic Winter

    Subarctic Weather Vibes

    Weather in Iceland is an adventure in itself although the climate in Iceland is relatively mild despite its northerly location. The Gulf stream sends us warm currents all year around so we normally do not have severe low temperatures. When planning an outdoor adventure in Iceland – the first thing that comes to mind is…

  • Marina Resturant

    What Icelanders Actually Eat

    Today’s Icelandic restaurants have the menus to reassure that certain Viking-like food offerings remain unchanged in the ever-evolving travel destination. Alongside, the food scene is quite playful and almost avant-garde, infusing newfound flavors with the older traditions. There are a few eyebrow raisers that are in demand at restaurants in Iceland that do not reflect…

  • The Women Leaders Iceland team 2018

    Women Leaders Global Forum takes off in Reykjavík

    Women leaders from around the world gathered in Reykjavík on 26–28 November for the first Women Leaders Global Forum. The WLGF will from now on be an annual event and is scheduled to take place in Reykjavík until 2021. According to the event organisers, Iceland was chosen for its leadership in gender equality. The WLGF…