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Skiing in Iceland More Popular than Ever

Iceland’s ski resorts have received a record number of visitors during the 2008/2009 winter season. The number of visits amounted to 421,000, a 42 percent increase from the previous season, which was been record-breaking.

The Tindastóll ski resort in Skagafjördur, north Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Various reasons have been posited for this vast increase, including the economic situation. Icelanders who once traveled abroad for skiing trips in previous winters may now have decided to save money by skiing domestically instead, Morgunbladid reports.

Also, the weather conditions and amount of snowfall was especially fortunate for skiing last winter.

Today, employees of Iceland’s ski resorts will discuss and celebrate the successful season that has just come to an end at their general meeting in Seydisfjördur, east Iceland. Skiing has become a profitable industry in many parts of the country.

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