Iceland has qualified for the first time to participate in the FIFA World cup finals starting next month in Russia. Iceland is by far the smallest nation to ever qualify with only approx. 340.000 inhabitants, something close to a miracle.
As Iceland’s first game against Argentina gets closer, excitement builds up in our small island. Argentina, fans favorite to win the tournament, has some of the world’s most esteemed players in their team, such as Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria. How will the Icelandic Vikings tackle this huge task?
Become a member of #Team Iceland and cheer for our team. Go Iceland!
First Class will be attending IMEX America tradeshow in Las Vegas October 14th – 16th 2014. As before this is a great opportunity to meet MICE buyers from USA and Canada, as well as from many other countries. Come meet us in Las Vegas and learn more about what Iceland has to offer. You can find us in booth 2719 – The Scandinavian Pavillion. You can make an appointment by clicking this link
First Class will be attending IMEX America tradeshow in Las Vegas October 15th – 17th 2013. This is a great opportunity to meet the leading Incentive houses and Corporate clients in the USA and Canada, as well as from many other countries. Come meet us in Las Vegas and we will show you what Iceland is all about. You can find us in booth 2819 – The Scandinavian Pavillion. You can make an appointment by clicking this link
Icelandair is pleased to announce year-round service from Canada with the return of flights from Toronto this spring. Icelandair will resume operations from Pearson International Airport on March 8, 2013 with four flights per week.
See more here
Reykjavík is on CNN Travel’s top ten list for Europe’s hottest destinations in 2013. They state that the Icelandic capital is cool in many levels and that Iceland is one of Europe’s most affordable destinations.
See the list here
The World Outgames festival is organized by GLISA (Gay and Lesbian International Sports Association) and is open to all irrespective of sexual orientation. The festival centres on three pillars, i.e. sports, culture and human rights. The festival is held every four years and lasts ten days. In all it attracts between 10.000 and 20.000 participants.
Reykjavik applied to host the games in 2017 along with 18 other cities. The number was then reduced to five: Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Denver and Reykjavik. After further evaluation GLISA decided that discussions should only continue with Reykjavik and Miami. GLISA representatives visited Iceland over the period 25th to 28th of Jan. to evaluate facilities. Representatives from Reykjavik city will then travel to Antwerp on the 28th of Feb. for a further presentation and that same evening the successful location will be announced.
Go Reykjavík !
We at First Class in Iceland will be attending the EIBTM in Barcelona on November 27th – 29th. This will be our first time exhibiting at this trade show, which is so important for the European MICE industry. Iceland is definitely very popular as an Incentive destination these days, and we are looking forward to meeting new buyers as well as old clients and colleagues at the show. Please make an appointment to meet us there at stand # J650.
Hope to see you in Barcelona!
Best wishes from the Team at First Class – Iceland
Icelandair has announced three new destinations for their summer season 2013, two in Europe and one in N-America. Starting May/June 2013, Icelandair will operate two flights per week to Zurich in Switzerland, St.Petersburg in Russia and Anchorage in Alaska USA. These flights will be operated through mid September 2013.
Read Icelandair’s full announcement here
The Northern Lights arrive early this year. As the night gets darker in the Arctic North of Iceland, the Northern Lights start to appear in the sky. Read more
On Saturday, August 18th, the annual Culture night was held in downtown Reykjavík. It has become an essential part of cultural life in Iceland with thousands of people strolling the streets of the city on this exciting and eventful night. Culture Night offers the chance to enjoy a variety of activities ranging from traditional shows and exhibitions to more unusual happenings, including the Reykjavik Marathon.
An estimated crowd of 80.000 people visited the city center on this occasion, making it one of the most successful Culture nights in the event’s 17 year long history.