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  • 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…

  • Icelandair 2019

    More options on Icelandair transatlantic routes than ever before

    The Icelandair summer schedule is up and running, and there has never been more variety of transatlantic options available. Like it has done since the ’60s, the Icelandic flag carrier offers an opportunity for passengers to enjoy a stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare. The Icelandair service is now available from 23 European gateways…

  • Sales Call Chicago April 2019

    Thank you Toronto and Chicago

    So, in April, we were in Toronto and Chicago meeting with approximately 50 MICE buyers that were kind enough to accept our invitation to learn more about what Iceland has to offer. Seven of our associated partners joined us for the trip, and based on the conversations we had, stories we shared and the number…

    • 25 June, 2019
    • Category: News
  • 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…

  • 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…