Iceland Tourism News

Norwegian launches London Gatwick-Reykjavik route

Norwegian launches London Gatwick-Reykjavik route

31st Oct 2016 Airline News

Low-cost airline Norwegian is continuing its UK expansion with the launch of its newest route from London Gatwick to the Icelandic city of Reykjavik. From November 1st, Norwegian’s brand new route to Iceland will take off, offering three weekly flights departing on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – perfect for a long weekend break.

Canopy by Hilton opens first property in Reykjavik, Iceland

Canopy by Hilton opens first property in Reykjavik, Iceland

6th Jul 2016 Hotel News

Canopy by Hilton, a new lifestyle brand from Hilton Worldwide, and Icelandair Hotels, have announced the opening of the world’s first Canopy hotel in the city of Reykjavik. Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre is centrally located on Hverfisgata Street, a thriving area in the heart of the city.

Marriott International to bring Edition brand to Iceland

Marriott International to bring Edition brand to Iceland

28th Aug 2015 Hotel News

Marriott International, in association with Ian Schrager and Carpenter & Company, has will open its first hotel in Iceland in 2018, The Reykjavik Edition. Edition combines the personal, intimate, individualised and unique hotel experience that Ian Schrager is known for, with the global reach, operational expertise and scale of Marriott International.

British Airways prepares new European routes for take-off

British Airways prepares new European routes for take-off

7th May 2015 Airline News

British Airways customers will be spoilt for choice this winter, with another two new routes launching from Heathrow. From October 25th British Airways will start flying three times a week to Reykjavik in Iceland and twice a week to Salzburg in Austria, from December 5th.

Brits flock to Iceland in January

Brits flock to Iceland in January

Promote Iceland has announced starting 2014 on a high, having seen a record growth of 65.2 per cent in British visitors to Iceland during January 2014. In January 2013 Iceland received 10,031 tourists from the UK market, while January 2014 saw a record 16,576 visits from British tourists, signifying an increase of 65.2 per cent.

Promote Iceland selects Brighter Group in UK

Promote Iceland selects Brighter Group in UK

London-based travel specialist The Brighter Group is welcoming a successful start to the New Year with its appointment as the UK PR agency for Promote Iceland. The Brighter Group is tasked with increasing awareness of Iceland as a travel destination, particularly in the off-peak autumn and winter months.

Iceland set to triple VAT on accommodation

Iceland set to triple VAT on accommodation

7th Sep 2012 Hotel News

The Icelandic government has published proposals to raise the value added tax on accommodation, restaurant meals and attractions from seven per cent to 25.5 per cent as of the May 1st 2013. This proposal more than trebles the tax on all those services that tourists need to purchase.