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Taste of Iceland Dates Set For Denver, Seattle and Toronto!


Fall is here, and that means we’re gearing up for our highly anticipated Taste of Iceland events! This year’s festivals are going to be better than ever as we bring the best of Iceland’s food, music and culture to Denver, Seattle and Toronto. Events include unique performances and collaborations by local and Icelandic musicians, Icelandic menus at local restaurants, delicious Reyka Vodka cocktails, Icelandic art exhibitions and much more. Save the date for Taste of Iceland in Toronto November 14-16, and follow these links for more information on Taste of Iceland in Denver: September 24-27 and Taste of Iceland in Seattle: October 9-12

Last Chance to Get Your Tickets to Iceland Airwaves

Since 1999, Iceland Airwaves has been providing festivalgoers with exciting new music from around the globe. This year’s festival is no exception: over 120 talented musical acts will perform at venues around Reykjavik from November 5-9. The festival’s central downtown location makes it the perfect opportunity for the 8,000 attendees to experience all Iceland has to offer, from its rich history and culture to its vibrant nightlife. Tickets to Airwaves sell out every year, but there are still some festival passes and travel packages available. Click here to book now before they’re gone!  

A Journey Around Iceland’s Stunning Ring Road

Iceland’s Route 1, often referred to as Ring Road, is anything but your average highway. Earlier this month, CBS contributor Conor Knighton circumnavigated Iceland’s famous loop, visiting many of the country’s world-renowned natural attractions on his 10-day journey. Knighton said the glacial lagoons, waterfalls and lava fields made the trip “one of the most scenic drives in the world.” Click here to read more about Conor’s summer adventure!


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Experience Iceland in North America

Did you know that you’re now able explore Iceland from the comfort of your own home using Google Street View? If you want to get even more immersed in Icelandic culture, you can experience delicious Nordic cuisine at the Smörgåsbord Nordic Food Festival in Massachusetts, or check out Icelandic music group GusGus on the North American leg of their tour. Looking to dive deeper into Iceland’s natural beauty? Watch these breathtaking underwater videos from Erlendur Bogason. Last month’s Brennivin t-shirt contest was a huge success; check out this updated list of retail locations and restaurants that are serving up the tasty spirit. In other contest news, don’t forget to enter Icelandic Glacial’s “Share Your Iceland” Facebook contest and Whole Foods gift card giveaway on Instagram; winners will be announced later this month!

News About Iceland

If you’re planning an upcoming trip to Iceland, download Be Iceland, an informative new mobile app and website that offers extensive listings of hotels, restaurants, local events and more. Once you touchdown in Iceland, be sure to take advantage of these 10 amazing features in Keflavik International Airport. Not only is Iceland’s airport best in class, but several beers from Icelandic brew house Borg Brugghus also took home three gold and one silver medal at the 2014 Global Craft Beer Awards! The brewery also recently released a very unique beer that’s made with smoked sheep dung!

Happening in Iceland

Not only is summer in Iceland the perfect time to enjoy the Midnight Sun, it’s also bilberry picking season! Soon, Icelanders will be heading to the countryside to pick these sweet treats. If spending time in the city is more up your alley, pay a visit to the Reykjavik International Film Festival, beginning on September 25, or check out Mark Chester’s “Twosome” exhibit at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography through October 14. Not far from the capital city is Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower, which will be lit beginning October 9. Traveling to Iceland with a group? Consider hosting your next event at the Blue Lagoon for a truly unforgettable experience!

Uniquely Icelandic: Keflavik International Airport


Iceland Naturally is excited to showcase this month’s featured member, Keflavik International Airport! Located in Keflavik, just a short drive from Reykjavik, the airport is the largest in Iceland and has served as the country's main hub for international transportation since 1987. So far in 2014, over 2 million people have traveled through the beautiful airport. Keflavik is an internationally recognized leader in providing an enjoyable experience for travelers, and was recently awarded the Airports Council International’s (ACI) prestigious Director General´s Roll of Excellence. The tasteful furnishings and decor, and abundance of natural light provide travelers with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Click here to see all that Keflavik has to offer
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