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Updated Visitor´s Guide book online
We have updated the online version of our information book due to some changes, you can browse it online here . ...
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A new travel story from the Westfjords
Iceland’s Westfjords - A Stunning Experience View the photo gallery After living and traveling in Iceland for almost two months now, I thought I would have al-ready seen the most beautiful places of this fascinating country. But then, I went...
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Follow the Bardarbunga volcano eruptions
The Bardarbunga volcano eruption began on Sunday 31 of August and it continues to pour lava from the ground causing galcier ice to melt. Here you can watch a webcam streaming live from the Bardarbunga eruption site. ...
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Visitor's Guide book 2014 - 2015
The new edition of Visitor's Guide, valid from 2014 and through July 2015, just came out in June. The book is printed in 115,000 copies and distributed to hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík, information centres around the country, travel agenci...
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Protest in Reykjavik
Hello those are videos from the second day of the protest in Reykjavik Iceland - the Visitor's Guide was there. We urge our foreign guests to share those video-s. So phrases in it is though more "local humour" like the blue hand - bláa hö...
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Increasing number of tourists in December and year 2013
The number of travellers to Iceland registered at Leifsstöð flight terminal in December 2013 was increased by 48,8% percent comparing to the previous year and has reached about 41.700. Majority of the tourists came from the Great Britain (32,7%)...
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18% increase in number of tourists in October
When around 53.000 tourists left the country through the international airport. Number one where travellers from Uk or around 24,6% then from the USA 13,5%. The total increase this year is 19,1%, and comparatively more in the winter and autumn th...
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Increasing number of travellers in May and year 2013
The number of travellers to Iceland registered at Leifsstöð flight terminal was increased by 18,6% percent comparing to the previous year and has reached about 54.000. Majority of the tourists came from the USA and then from Great Britain. More sta...
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Year 2012 - Tourists twice as many as Icelanders
The number of travellers to Iceland registered at Leifsstöð flight terminal and Seyðisfjörður in year 2012 increased by  19.2 percent  comparing to the previous year and has reached about 660.000. Every month of the year a rec...
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Iceland Airwaves 31.oct - 04.nov
Rolling Stone magazine called it “The hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar.”. It is that time of year again and festival goers have started arriving in Iceland and spirits are high. Since the first Airwaves in 199...
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Sterna travel – a great video
This video offers you a sneak peak of the new Golden Circle and Kerlingarfjoll Day Tour. Kerlingarfjoll is one of Iceland's most beautiful locations and without any doubt well worth the visit. The secluded hot spring area has been a well kept secre...
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Elding Party
Elding our great customer for more than 10 years, recently hosted a great party for employees and coworkers in tourism. The party was held in Viðey Island, which is 10 minutes by boat from Reykjavik harbour. Despite heavy rain for most of the day, ...
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Advent Concert
A video from the Reykjavík Women´s Choir and the Kjalarnes Male Choir annual advent concert. ...
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The Grill Market
The Grill Market, the newest addition to restaurants.is and visitorsguide.is, opened this summer with a huge opening party where over 300 people attended. The restaurant, which is partly owned by the same people who own The Fish Market, is locate...
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Icelandic Football Stars Team Up for Opening of KEX Hostel
New social hostel in downtown Reykjavik set to open its doors in end of April. "Together with a few old schoolmates, Gudjohnsen and Hreidarsson are the co-founders of KEX, a new social hostel housed in a renovated biscuit factory in downtown R...
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Pictures of Vestmannaeyjar
We have uploaded pictures from our trip to Vestmannaeyjar. The island of Vestmannaeyjar is very beautiful as you can see and we recommend going there. You can find the pictures under "Around Iceland" in the "Photos" section or b...
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Pictures and a video of the volcano eruption in Eyjafjallajökull
We have just added pictures and a video of the volcano eruption in Eyjafjallajökull. The pictures were taken by Elisa Stead in April 2010 and the video was made by the TV-Station RÚV. You can view the photos by clicking here You can view the ...
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New video: What is there to see in Iceland?
You can now watch a new video by clicking here called "What is there to see in Iceland?" The video was inspired by the month of March. Icelandic men grew moustaches to support researches of cancer. ...
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Visitor's Guide supports SOS Children's Villages and Mæðrastyrksnefnd
Netið, Visitor's Guide and www.veitingastadir.is recently donated 100.000 ISK to the SOS Children's Villages and Mæðrastyrksnefnd, this amount is equal to 1 ISK per Visitor's Guide book. With this amount the SOS Children's Villages can support tw...
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New Visitor's Guide websites!
New Visitor’s Guide websites have opened for Denmark , Finland , Norway , Sweden , France and Spain . On the websites it is possible to book accommodation in the countries mentioned or view pictures from the capitals.  ...
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New pictures from North and East Iceland
This summer we were distributing the Visitor's Guide book in North and East Iceland and took some beautiful pictures, for example in Húsavík, Hrísey and Stöðvarfjörður. You can view the pictures here . ...
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New Elding Whale Watching and Hop On - Hop Off - City Sightseeing Pictures
On August 13th we went on a great trip with Elding Whale Watching on Faxaflóibay, the weather was very good and we soon saw minke whales and white-beaked dolphins. After this fun Whale Watching trip we went on a Hop On - Hop Off - City Sightseeing ...
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New pictures from South Iceland
We recently were distributing the Visitor's Guide book in South Iceland and took some beautiful pictures, for example of Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir national park, Lake Laugarvatn and Gljúfrasteinn in Mosfellsdalur valley. You can see the pictur...
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Elding Whale Watching party
Elding Whale Watching party Our customer Elding Whale Watching (see www.elding.is ) had a party in July where they invited customers, staff from hotels, guesthouses and travel agencies and more. The atmosphere was really good and the weather was...
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New pictures from Þórsmörk
Those pictures were taken in the beautiful national park Þórsmörk in South Iceland (around 160 km from Reykjavik). Many people walk the so-called Fimmvörðuháls which is a trek from Skógar to Þórsmörk, the weekend before Jónsmessa. Our customer Re...
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Icelandic fury against the Icesave agreement
Icelandic fury again The Icelandic puplic has been protesting vigorously against the Icesave agreement. A lot of Icelanders don‘t think the state should pay so bluntly for what has been called irresponsible decisons by reckless bankers. After...
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Winter and skiing pictures
We just added some beautiful winter pictures, taken by a tourist in Iceland, Inge Wildenbeest from Netherlands.  Also pictures from the road to Blafjoll Skiing area and the area itself wich is just 40 km from Reykjavik. Winter Pictures Blafjol...
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Food and fun festival in Reykjavik
The food and fun 2009 festival was held in Reykjavik Iceland for the eight time from March 18 - 22 nd.  The restaurants many of whom are in the Visitors Guide, and participating in the festival all have a&nbs...
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Winter Light Festival
The festival was held for the eighth time in Reykjavík 13-14 February and was packed with exciting events. The Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival celebrates both winter and the growing light after a long period of darkness. The festival is an event t...
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Happy new year!
New years eve in Reykjavik, capital of Iceland, is an unforgettable experience to most visitors. ...
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Elding – Whale Watching Reykjavík gets the Green Globe 21 certification
Ever since Elding started its business, they have been looking for a way to minimize the environmental impact and pollution caused by their activities.  Therefore they decided to apply for the Green Globe 21 environmental management system and...
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Iceland takes silver on the Olympic Games
The Icelandic national team in handball won the second place in the 2008 Olympic Games in Bejing, China on Monday. Only one Icelandic person has won a silver price on the Olympics before, which was Vilhjálmur Einarsson in the Melbourne 19...
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Elding whale watching party
Our customer Elding whale watching (see www.elding.is ) had a party July 31st where staff from hotels, guesthouses and travel agencies where invited. The atmosphere was really good and the weather was great. A band played music on top of one ...
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Company of the month: Kringlan shopping centre
Reykjavík’s Largest Shopping Centre Kringlan, shopping centre Kringlunni 4-12 103 Reykjavík Tel: (+354) 568 9200 kringlan@kringlan.is www.kringlan.is In Kringlan shopping centre you will discover more than 150 qual...
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Horse riding with Ishestar
Photo gallery from a trip with Ishestar : we rode from the sceneric Vatnsdalur, East-Hunavatnssysla in the north of Iceland. We rode with herd of free running horses ahead of us. We rode for four days in very different and sceneric landscape crossi...
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A trip to Vatnajökull
New photos from a trip to Vatnajokull national park and Hvannadalshnukur, Iceland’s highest peak (2110 meters) has been added to the photogallery.  Two members of the Visitor’s Guide team climbed the mountain last June, along with ...
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A hidden gem
All visitor‘s that come to Iceland will hear about the glaciers, volcanoes, nature, hot springs, geysers est. Visiting those places is a unique experience but further more it is something that most visitor‘s expect from their trip to Ic...
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New Visitor´s Guide 2008-9
The Visitor's Guide Pocket Book was first published in 2000 as a small leaflet, but has grown to a full size book with 184 pages of information. On those pages you will find articles about Iceland and Icelandic society, really good maps, as well as...
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No presedential elections needed
May 23, last Friday, the deadline to declare a presidential candidates by submiting signatures of recommendations, ran out at midnight. No candidates came forth with the recommendations and so presedent Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson will continue to serve...
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VisitorGuide for gift baskets
Last week we recevied a unusual e-mail asking us for a case of VisitorGuide Deluxe to use for gift baskets in a weeding that was going to be hosted here in Iceland. We're sure that the wedding guests will enjoy their books and also the included spe...
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Reykjavík Arts Festival
Yesterday, 15th of may, Reykjavik Arts Festival was opened in Hafnarhúsið, Reykjavíks Art Museum. Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir the minister of culture and education started the festival as the famous Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson opened up a n...
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Whale Watching Season Starts
The adventerous whale watchers at Elding decided to start their tours early this year because the whales started popping their heads up of the ocean more frequently and in more numbers  than previous years. Although the weather was teasing t...
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Pictures from Reykjavik Zoo & Family Park
Pictures from Reykjavik Zoo & Family Park on a lovely summer day. Picture Gallery ...
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Food and Fun Festival
The annual Food and Fun festival will be held on February 20 to 25. This is the fifth year that the festival is held, with the purpose of exposing to the world “the incredible culinary skills of Icelandic and international chefs and the pure ...
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Christmas time
These pictures are taken between Christmas and New Year in Reykjavik.  We had a white Christmas this year in Reykjavik and nice weather but cold.  However, on December 29th it started to rain and some storm came in. Picture Gallery ...
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West Iceland pictures
These pictures are from a tour on a lovely October day to the west of Iceland and Snæfellsnes. Click here to see the photo gallery: http://visitorsguide.is/photo/ ...
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Picture gallery on the website
Our picture gallery is gradually being updated with some nice pictures and images from the countryside.  End of August we will ad pictures from our tour in north-east Iceland....
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Bank Holiday Weekend Festivals
01/08/2007 - Many festivals will be held all around Iceland this weekend. Bank Holiday Weekend is traditionally a time where most Icelanders leave the city (or wherever else they may live) and head for camping sites and outdoor dances. The largest ...
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NEW on Visitor's Guide Online
30/07/2007 - During the last few weeks many new options have been added to this website, Visitor's Guide Online. We now offer an online booking system, where you can make reservations for accommodation - not only in Iceland but in a number of other...
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Visitor's Guide Deluxe Edition
19/07/2007 - For the first time, we have published a special DELUXE EDITION of Visitor's Guide. This book includes more articles, on matters such as Icelandic fish and fishing, elves in Icelandic folk belief, the Icelandic economy and Glaci...
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Reykjavík Art Festival
The Reykjavík Art Festival started last Thursday, May 10th, and will continue through May 26th. The opening act was a three day performance by the French street theatre Royal De Luxe, where a giant and a child giantess walked the streets of Reykjav...
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Food and Fun
The Food and Fun Festival started Wednesday the 21.jan and takes place over the weekend in various restaurants see www.foodandfun.is. Many of the restaurants continue with the special menus until early March. There is also the The Winter Lights Fe...
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New Years Eve
Those 4 pictures were taken on December 31st at 16 pm. There was now snow in Reykjavik during Christmas time so many people missed having white Christmas.  The weather was good that day or around 5 degree´s Celsius a little warmer t...
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A new and improved website
Our website has got a new and fresh look in the autumn. A lot of new features are available such as weather information, new pictures, practical information and maps of Reykjavik and Iceland. Some more changes will be seen in the winter to improve i...
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New and improved Visitor's Guide for 2006-7
The Visitor's Guide 2006 was printed in 80.000 copies and distributed to hotels, guesthouses and more. It has lots of new and exciting features, such as new and updated maps, new articles, new restaurant reviews and a new section about budget dining...
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Pictures from Iceland's highest mountain
One of Visitor's Guide's staff member, Gummi, climbed the highest mountain in Iceland, Hvannadalshnukur on Vatnajokull glacier last Saturday the 6th of May. Hvannadalshnukur is 2110 m high. We're very proud of him! :D See pictures from the trip ...
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The whales are back!
The whale watching season in Reykjavik started the 1st of April. There are 2 companies that run scheduled whale watching trips from Reykjavik’s old harbour; Elding and Hafsulan. Both run trips daily at 9:00 and 13:00 in April, May and September....
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More flights than ever to Iceland in summer 2006
It’s getting easier and easier every day to get to Iceland and now there are 4 airlines offering scheduled flights all year round to the beautiful country of ice and fire. Icelandair is the biggest airline and the one that offers most flights. For...
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SOS childrens village sponsored
NETID and Visitor's guide decided to sponsor the SOS children's village with 1 ISK pr. copy of the printed Visitor's guide in the year 2005. This meant that they got a check for the amount 70.000 ISK. ...
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