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New Cruise Iceland Guidebook Available

By Iceland Review

Iceland – Your Natural Cruise Destination the new guidebook on Icelandic cruise destinations, published bi-annually by Heimur Publishing and Cruise Iceland, has arrived and is available for free download.

“In the past 30 years or so, Iceland has become firmly established on the cruise map,” Ágúst Ágústsson, chairman of Cruise Iceland said in his editorial. “First as an ideal stopover for ships repositioning from the US to Europe or vice versa and then also as a main transit call in its own right in the expanding North European market.”

Iceland received 77 cruise ship calls in summer 2007 and that number is set to rise with the impending completion of facilities at the country’s capital and biggest port, Reykjavík. The 400-500 sq. m facility will include an information centre, a café, a car park for tourist buses and special facilities for guides.

There is more to Iceland than Reykjavík though: nearly a dozen ports around the country offer cruise facilities – each with their own special tours and activities, as well as unique photo opportunities. They include the Westman Islands, Grundarfjördur, Ísafjördur, Akureyri, Húsavík, Seydisfjördur, Djúpivogur and Höfn.

Cruise Iceland is an umbrella organization made up of 21 companies, including eight ports. The group’s aim is to cooperate and pool their resources wherever possible in order not only to have a louder voice on the international stage, but also to make Iceland as accessible and attractive as possible for cruise ships and the companies that operate them.

Click here to download your free copy of Iceland – Your Natural Cruise Destination.

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