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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Filming in Iceland by TrueNorth Iceland

    Nordic Hollywood

    With glaciers, caves and vastly blanketed fields of snow, the magical force of Icelandic nature is in high demand in the film industry. And Game of Thrones gave Iceland a nod for being a go-to hub in their thank-you-speech at the 70th Emmy Awards. When otherworldly landscapes are needed, Iceland is on the top of…

  • Thorsteinn Orn Gudmundsson

    “Reykjavík will raise your spirits and widen your horizon.”

    Thorsteinn Orn Gudmundsson Managing Director of Meet in Reykjavík was interviewed last week by Travel Daily Media about the growth of the Meeting and events industry in Iceland in recent years. In the Interview, Thorsteinn talks about how Reykjavík’s closeness with unique nature and the local mentality makes it a one of a kind event…

  • The 12th Biennial Alpha Conference was held in Hilton Reykjavík Nordica between 17th and 28th of May, 2018

    Testimonial (Video) – The 12th Biennial Alpha Conference at Hilton Reykjavík Nordica

    Alpha is an international forum for scientists in reproductive medicine. The 12th Biennial Alpha Conference was held in Hilton Reykjavík Nordica between 17th and 20th of May, 2018. In the video here below Yasemin Dervisoglu Project Manager at Figur International and secretary of Alpha talks about her experience of hosting an international Conference in Reykjavík.…