Tourists Find Geysir and Glacial Lagoon Overcrowded

Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir, associate professor in tourism studies at the University of Iceland, carried out a survey for the Icelandic Tourist Board last summer, asking 12,000 visitors about their perception of eight popular destinations in Iceland, two of which the majority of respondents commented were overcrowded.

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Holuhraun Pollution above Limit for 107 Hours

The air pollution caused by volcanic gases emitted during the eruption in Holuhraun was above the health protection limit for a total of 107 hours in Höfn, Southeast Iceland. Inhabitants in Höfn were subject to air pollution for more hours than in any other community in Iceland, as revealed at a symposium in Reykjavík on the effects of the eruption pollution yesterday.

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Icelanders Love the Theater

Every Icelander visited the theater more than once in 2014, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Iceland. A total of 375,000 visits to theater plays and the opera were registered last year.

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Island und Norwegen glückliche Länder

Island und Norwegen liegen auf dem fünften und sechsten Platz in einer Eurostat-Liste europäischer Länder, die die Zufriedenheit der Einwohner bemisst. Die Umfrage war im Jahr 2013 in fast allen europäischen Ländern durchgeführt worden. Befragte sollten in drei Bereichen ihre Zufriedenheit auf einer Skala von Null bis Zehn angeben.

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