More Tourists than Ever Visit Iceland in June

tourists-snaefellsjokull_ipaNever before have so many foreign tourists visited Iceland in June than last month. According to the statistics of the Icelandic Tourist Board, 65,606 foreign tourists departed from Keflavík International Airport last month, which is an increase of 11,215 persons compared to June 2010, or 20.6 percent.

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Sail Húsavík Coastal Culture Festival Coming Up

sailhusavik-activThe Nordic coastal culture festival Sail Húsavík, described as “the family festival of the summer” will be held in the north Icelandic town July 16-23. Large sailing vessels and smaller boats from Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Germany will be docked at the Húsavík harbor.

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Seeress’s Temple Opens in North Iceland

spakonuhof-skagastrond02_fbA new museum called Spákonuhof, or Seeress’s Temple, opened in Skagaströnd, northwest Iceland last week. It showcases an exhibition dedicated to the local settler Thórdís spákona (“the seeress”), who was mentioned in a few Icelandic sagas.

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