Archive for the ‘Iceland’ Category
THINGVELLIR, Iceland â In Iceland’s Thingvellir national park, a wooden bridge covers a crack in the paved road leading to the site where the world’s oldest parliament was founded in 930.Â But the bridge is considerably younger, only dating back to last summer. It was built after a few hundred metres (yards) of tarmac road almost [...]
Witness Greenlandic Village Life AND Icelandâs Swinging Capital and Cruise Greenland’s West Coast where Icebergs Begin their Long Ocean Journey
ILULISSAT, GREENLAND â Greenland is home to about 60,000 residents and some of the worldâs most awesome scenery. Itâs a land of giant icebergs, wide fjords and colorful villages where friendly Greenlanders greet guests with warm hospitality. Popular pursuits are hiking, sailing, kayaking, viewing wildlife and soaking up the culture of the Inuit, who have [...]
LONDON, England – Iceland is inviting tourists to take part in a 12-day culinary road trip in Eldhus; Iceland’s little house of food. The journey will start in Reykjavik and continue through black sand beaches and snow-capped glaciers, celebrating Iceland’s finest foods along the way.
DENVER, Col. â Today Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver International Airport (DIA) announced that Icelandair will begin year-round, nonstop service from Denver to Reykjavik in May 2012. The new service will connect the Mile High City to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Europe and is expected to bring [...]
By Matthew Robinson/eTN | August, 2011 Though many may think of long dark nights and bleak white expanses, Iceland is actually a country full of color and life. And as it is only five hours from Boston, it is a great escape or the perfect base camp for a further excursion to Europe and other [...]
By Stefan Helgi Valsson, eTN | May 27, 2011 ICELAND (eTN) – The Grimsvotn Lakes eruption in Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland seems to be over. Volunteers from the general public, unpaid rescue team workers, as well as the minister of tourism have joined hands to help the local people in a cleanup operation.
Iron Maiden Front Man Brings the Land of Fire & Ice to North America – Regular Service to Winnipeg (YWG) Starts Sunday, June 12
Newark, NJ (May, 2011)âIceland Express (IEX) Managing Director MattĂas Imsland announced today the summer 2011 flight schedule for the Nordic nationâs discount airline. Captain Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of the rock band Iron Maiden, will be at the helm of the fleetâs latest acquisition, a very special Boeing 757, leased from Astraeus Airlines, as regular [...]
Story & Photo By Stefan Helgi Valsson, eTN | Apr 11, 2011 ICELAND (eTN) – âGeothermal water is Icelandâs white gold,â according to guest speaker Ms. Csilla MezĂśsi speaking at the annual meeting of the Iceland Association for Health Tourism. Ms MezĂśsi is a consultant for health tourism at the Hungarian Tourism Board and a [...]
Story & Photo By Stefan Helgi Valsson, eTN | November, 2010: ICELAND (eTN) – Some of Icelandâs most famous natural attractions are under threat of permanent damage made by local and foreign visitors due to lack of funds for visitor management. New visitor arrival/departure tax, hotel tax, entrance and service fees at attractions have been [...]
By Nelson Alcantara | September, 2010 (eTN) – Geothermal energy could answer a substantial part of the energy demands of many poorer countries, Iceland’s foreign minister said last week in New York, telling United Nations Member States that it was time to consider initiatives to transfer expertise and financing to those nations in need.