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  • Volcanic eruption at Geldingadalur

    60 Minutes broadcast from Geldingadalir volcano 

    Bill Whitaker, a reporter for 60 Minutes, got up close and personal with the energy of Geldingadalir Volcano. In this fantastic footage, Whitaker was clearly fascinated by the breaking glass-like sounds of flowing lava, the intense heat, and how close he could get to the eruption. Whitaker interviewed local volcanologists to learn more about this…

    • 14 June, 2021
    • Category: News
  • 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…

  • Harpa Eyri

    Reykjavík is ready for your event

    According to the Independent, Iceland is one of the few places you can visit very soon because it is categorized as a ‘green’ country. The Daily Mail online also lists Iceland as one of the countries that US citizens can travel to this summer. Additionally, CBS News highlights Iceland as a destination for Americans in its global…

    • 14 June, 2021
    • Category: News
  • Sky Lagoon

    Sky Lagoon opens its waters

    Sky Lagoon opened last April and is located only ten minutes from the center of Reykjavík. Here the sea and sky blend, and it is easy to lose track of time—and stress. The surroundings are inspired by the natural elements and Iceland’s cultural connection to the sea and bathing in geothermally heated waters. Check it out

    • 14 June, 2021
    • Category: News
  • 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…

  • Joyscroll the negati­vity away with Ice­land

    Iceland invites the world to reject the negative trend of Doomscrolling and instead Joyscroll. Identified as one of the most influential words of 2020, the average person currently doomscrolls through an estimated 22.7m (75ft) worth of bad news every day. Inspired by Iceland is filling your feed with joyful Icelandic content to bring some positivity…

  • 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…

  • Guidelines for travellers visiting Iceland

    The Directorate of Health has published an instructional video for tourists visiting Iceland. The video includes various practical information on how to prepare for the visit, what to expect on arrival, how to travel responsibly, and stay safe during your travels. Watch Video now