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  • Harpa conference center in central Reykjavík

    Reykjavík is up 30 places on the 2018 ICCA Statistics Report

    2018 ICCA Statistics Report was published on Monday 13th of May 2019. According to the report, Reykjavík moves up 30 places on the worldwide ranking from the previous year. Reykjavík now shares the 50th place with Vilnius and Zurich, but in 2017 the capital of Iceland was number 80 on the list. The annual ICCA…

  • Colourfull houses in downtown reykjavik

    The Award Goes To Reykjavík, For The Best Event Destination In Europe

    The winners of the Eventex Awards 2019 were announced in a fun and creative “out of the box” delivery, though inside a boxed frame, as it was executed in an online ceremony. We were thrilled and honored for Reykjavik to receive the award for the best event destination in Europe. The ninth annual Eventex Awards…

  • 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…

  • Team Iceland IBTM World Barcelona 2018

    Reykjavík; the talk of IBTM world 2018

    The official Review of IBTM world Barcelona 2018 was published recently, and in it, Reykjavík got a full-page coverage. We are obviously happy with the exposure but more so of the fact that more than 470 meetings were prebooked with potential buyers at the Icelandic stand during the exhibition. There were 14 diaries at the…

  • 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…

  • Reykjavik Pond in Winter

    Reykjavík 3rd on the GDS index

    The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS) 2018 has been revealed, and for the 4th consecutive year, Reykjavík was among the top 5 destinations. To be precise, Reykjavík is in 3rd place after Gothenburg and Copenhagen. In 2018, as in previous years, Scandinavian destinations are leading the way, with the top seven destinations all coming from…

  • Harpa

    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…

  • Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

    Hanna Birna – Honorary Ambassador

    At the annual Meet in Reykjavík Ambassador Day event, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Chair of the Executive Board of Women Political Leaders, Global Forum, was honoured for her role in securing the arrival of the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) which took place in Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre in Reykjavík on 28–30 November…