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Icelandic volcano sparks tourism hopes

Icelandic volcano sparks tourism hopes

A volcano that has erupted for the first time in 200 years is being used to prompt travellers to take a look at Iceland’s dramatic natural landscape.

While 500 people who live near the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano have been evacuated, many of the country’s tour operators are including a trip to see the still-smoking peak in their itineraries. (more…)

Ferry route opens to Icelands Vestmannaeyjar islands

Ferry route opens to Icelands Vestmannaeyjar islands

A new ferry route on Iceland’s south coast is set to become the first high-speed link to the country’s Vestmannaeyjar islands, home to dramatic scenery, volcanic landscapes and ‘Pompeii of the North’ excavations. (more…)

Iceland on the cultural map

Iceland on the cultural map

Reykjavik’s new concert hall will become a landmark when it opens this week, thanks to its striking facade.

Olafur Eliasson, the artist who created the artificial sun installation at Tate Modern in 2003, designed the multi-faceted glass facade to mirror the city. (more…)

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