Iceland’s Travel Tourism Has Been ‘Punched’ By COVID – Expected To Rise Soon!

If you’re planning of visiting Iceland, then hold tight and do that in the mid year season. The midnight sun and hotter temperatures make summer the best season to visit Iceland.

In spite of the fact that explorers will need to think about July and August as an appropriate time and ideal opportunity to visit Iceland, traveling to the country in summer is the best.

The Nordic island country, is characterized by its sensational scene with volcanoes, fountains, underground aquifers and magma fields. Monstrous ice glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks.

The greater part of Iceland’s populace live in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal force and is home to the National and Saga galleries, following Iceland’s Viking history.

Iceland is a wonderful nation that has pulled in guests from around the globe for different reasons including its scenes and shocking normal magnificence. In 2019, as much as 2,000,000 International voyagers was welcomed to Iceland.

As a mainstream summer destination for tourists, the island country opens its borders to more guests from outside the EU and Schengen region—barring U.S. travelers. Presently, Iceland has shut all borders to numerous travelers but planning to open to more International travelers around the world.

For travelers who have been to this lovely country, you can vouch for the fact that, Iceland has perpetual series of snow-covered volcanoes, mountains and ice fields. With a rugged, “other-worldly” terrain, the Nordic icy views are like nothing you’ll see in the rest of the world.

Other than all these, the country has some wonderful spots where you wouldn’t want anything more than to be there constantly. And these include:

The Westfjords,

Ásbyrgi – North Iceland

Dynjandi – Westfjords

Stóruð – East Iceland

Landmannalaugar – The Highlands

Vestmannaeyjar – The Westman Islands.

Snæfellsnes promontory

Þingvellir national park

Tourist Arrivals in Iceland averaged 74089.10 from 2002 until 2020, reaching at a record-breaking high of 291344 in August of 2018 and a record low of 924 in April of 2020.

Over this period, the contribution of the travel industry to GDP in Iceland has consistently climbed, stretching around 885 billion Icelandic króna in 2017. Also, it rose to around 920 billion króna in 2018. And it is relied upon to rise over the next ten years.

Unfortunately, COVID has spoilt the ‘party’, as this year has been a terrible year for the entire global travel industry sector.

Coronavirus risk in Iceland is high, thusly travelers have been encouraged to evade all insignificant worldwide travel to Iceland. Some examples of essential travel may include traveling for humanitarian aid work, medical reasons, or family emergencies.

Older adults, people of any age with certain underlying medical conditions, and others at increased risk for severe illness should consider postponing all movements, including essential travel, to Iceland. But for the pandemic, Iceland would have been generating more revenue through tourism. Perhaps, 2021 will be a positive story for Iceland.

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