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  • Canoby by Hilton

    Life returning to normal in Iceland

    Life is returning to normal in Iceland. Masks are no longer required in most daily situations. The limit on gatherings has been raised to 300 and restaurants, swimming pools, galleries etc. may open to full capacity again. As of May 31, compulsory stays in a quarantine facility for those traveling from high-risk areas, and the…

  • Reykjavík will host two of the biggest esports events of the year

    Earlier this month, Riot Games, developer and publisher of League of Legends and VALORANT, announced that two of its most significant esports events would take place back-to-back in Reykjavík this May. Competition for both events will occur in Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll indoor sporting arena. For the first time, Riot Games brings not one but two of…

  • Kona að horfa á náttúru

    Iceland extends exemption from border restrictions to fully vaccinated non-Schengen visitors

    From 18 March, everyone who can provide proof of a certified vaccination will be allowed to travel to Iceland without being subject to PCR testing and quarantine. Visitors who can provide valid evidence of prior infection are also exempt from border measures. This exemption will apply to citizens outside the Schengen area, including the UK…

  • The Reykjavík Global Forum - Women Leaders

    The Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders 2020 takes off

    The Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders will be hosting its third annual event. Like so many international events this year, the forum will be an interactive digital conference. Seven hundred women leaders from all sectors and representing over 120 countries will be addressing many of the most pressing global issues today: politics, business, technology,…

  • 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…