Iceland: Record Number of International Overnight Stays in Hotels 

Almost all travelers visiting Iceland fly in and out of Keflavik International Airport. Therefore, the tallying of foreign tourists on the island is very accurate; last year they decreased by 14%. The main explanation for this decrease is the bankruptcy of WOW Air in March last year, as this low-cost airline accounted for about three … Lesa meira

The Founder and owner of Primera Travel Group returning

Aventura Holidays is the name of a new Icelandic travel agency that is currently advertising for job applications from people with “extensive experience in the travel industry.” The person who has registered himself as owner of Aventura Holidays is Andri Már Ingólfsson who can truly be considered a veteran in the travel industry. Ingólfsson founded … Lesa meira

Icelandair wants an new airport closer to Reykjavik

From most international airports, airplanes fly not only to other countries but also to other cities and towns in the same country. In Iceland, this is the opposite. Keflavík International Airport, located outside of Reykjavík, is only used for international flights. About 98 percent of all tourists who come to Iceland fly to Keflavík first. … Lesa meira

Icelandair Group does not expect Boeing 737 MAX back into service until May 2020

Icelandair has updated its flight schedule as it does not expect the Boeing 737 MAX back into service until May 2020. In a statement, the company says that this decision has minimum impact on passengers and on Icelandair’s flight schedule for this period. “Due to the MAX suspension, Icelandair will keep more Boeing 757s in … Lesa meira

Irish tourists most satisfied with their trip to Iceland

Visitor satisfaction reports from market research company Gallup shows that Irish tourists are the most satisfied with their visit to Iceland. Visitor satisfaction rated 84.6% in April, up by 1% from the same time period last year. The visitor satisfaction report asks visitors to rate their destination with respect to different dimensions such as quality … Lesa meira

EasyJet offers fewer flights to Iceland due to poor demand

EasyJet added Iceland to its network in 2012, at first offering only flights to Iceland from Luton airport, but soon more routes followed. In the ensuing years, the number of British visitors in Iceland grew drastically. The majority of British tourists choose to visit Iceland during the winter months – in 2018, more British tourists … Lesa meira

Iceland becomes a more affordable destination but visitor numbers drop

The number of people visiting Iceland dropped by 8% during the first four months of 2019 and the total number of foreign visitors to Iceland is expected to decrease even further by the end of the year. According to a report from Arion Bank’s research department, the total number of foreign visitors in 2019 is … Lesa meira

Steep decline in transit passengers in Keflavík during the first months of 2019

The total number of transit and self-connect passengers in Keflavík Airport grew by 39% in 2018. The number of transit passengers in Keflavík Airport had been growing steadily each year since WOW air launched its North American routes in 2015. Isavia, which oversees airport operations, saw transit passengers as an opportunity for further growth, claiming … Lesa meira

Iceland sees first drop in tourist numbers in years

578 thousand foreign visitors came to Iceland during the first four months of 2019, according to statistics provided by the Icelandic Tourist Board. That’s roughly 50,000 fewer visitors compared to the same time period last year. This is the first time the number of foreign visitors to Iceland has dropped since the country’s tourist boom … Lesa meira

Fewer scheduled flights to and from Keflavík in April compared to 2018

The number of scheduled flights to and from Keflavík International Airport in April has dropped by 32% between years. This trend is largely a direct result of WOW air’s bankruptcy in March; the low-cost carrier offered a total of 588 flights from Keflavík Airport to various international destinations in April 2018. However, the decline in … Lesa meira