The local council of Skútustaðahreppur wants to see taxes collected from overnight stays directed to local authorities for the building of tourist infrastructure.
The road to the popular travel destination Látrabjarg cliff is riddled with deep holes after the winter.
Isavia has been ordered to temporarily waive parking fees for buses at Keflavík International Airport.
With tourism at an all-time high in Iceland—more than two million visitors came last year—here are ten interesting facts about tourism in the country.
Tour guides employed by foreign companies in Iceland are receiving a daily salary of just ISK 12-15 000 ($115-140/€100-120).
The number of foreign travellers at Keflavík International Airport decreased this April for the first time since 2010.
“We’re looking at one of the worst springs in the last five years or so,” said Páll L. Sigurjónsson, the managing director of Kea Hotels.
A majority of investigators at The Directorate of Internal Revenue are looking into cases connected to the tourism industry.
80% of Icelanders traveled abroad last year, taking an average of two to three trips out of the country.
The highest earning Airbnb operator in Iceland earned ISK 230 million last year from 46 different properties.
The Environment Agency of Iceland has decided to temporarily close Reykjadalur valley to visitors due to environmental strain.