Iceland, a hub of ice

Since the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted on April 10, 2010 causing cancellations of all flights in Europe for a month, Icelandic tourism has never been as good! ! 


Before the eruption some 350,000 tourists visited Iceland every year and especially in summer.
This figure has increased sevenfold since then. The explanation of this fact to make envy any tourist agency, lies between the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and the will of Iceland to become a global hub. The volcanic eruption made an extraordinary blow for Iceland and its beautiful landscapes, and the effect was proportionally inverse to the catastrophe of the éruption and increased the interest for this country with the tourists. Add to this a strategy of Icelandic tourism and that of its airline Icelandair to make this island of fire and ice, the ideal stage between North America and Europe. Bet that seems successful.

In 2016, the Icelandic airline Icelandair carried 3.7 million passengers, 20% more than in 2015. And by 2016 the country had a total number of foreign visitors to 1,600,000. That is 6 times more than in 2010. The year 2017 plans to welcome 2 million tourists. The landscape changes everywhere, huge hotel and restaurant are built, foreign languages are heard all over the island, and Icelanders themselves seem to take advantage of this opportunity and open their homes to Airbandb guests. How far will Iceland go in its development?