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Tunnel Boosts Tourism in North Iceland Community

It’s estimated that 100,000 tourists visited the municipality Fjallabyggði in North Iceland in 2013, a 50 percent increase from 2010 when a tunnel connecting the municipality’s two towns, Ólafsfjörður and Siglufjörður, opened.

In the three-year period, visits by foreign tourists are up by 71 percent and by domestic tourists by 40 percent. Most foreign tourists, or 79 percent, arrive during the summer, as stated in a report conducted by Rannsóknir og ráðgjöf for Fjallabyggð, ruv.is reports.

Most foreign tourists visiting the municipality, or 41 percent, come from Central Europe, whereas the overall percentage of foreign tourists in Iceland who come from Central Europe is 15 percent.

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