Foreign Tourists Spend Less in Iceland

money-banknotes_psWhile the number of foreign tourists in Iceland has increased, their expenditure has decreased. The average tourist now spends approximately ISK 15,000 (USD 124, EUR 101) less every day than what he or she did before the banking collapse in 2008.

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New Issues by Iceland Review Publishing

ir_0312_coverLast week saw four new releases of new issues by Heimur, the Iceland Review publishing house: the second IR Street Edition, the monthly guide What’s On in Reykjavík, the annual Issues and Images, published for Promote Iceland, and the August-September issue of Iceland Review & Atlantica.

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Today is Merchants’ Holiday

rvkculturenight_goToday is Merchants’ Holiday, a public holiday celebrated annually in early August in Iceland, always on a Monday. People of all professions use the long weekend, known as the Merchants’ Weekend, to travel to the countryside and celebrate at outdoor festivals.

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