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The District Court of South Iceland has ruled that the fee collection at Geysir geothermal area was and is illegal. Landowners are expected to stop collecting fees immediately. The Geysir area is visited by up to 6000 people every day.
Around 66.000 tourists left Iceland via Keflavik International Airport last month. This is an increase of 17.300 people compared to March last year, or a 35,3% increase. This is stated in an announcement from the Icelandic Tourist Board.
When the United Nations declared March 20 the International Day of Happiness, it recognized the relevance of "happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world." This officially designated happy date is marking its second year. And Iceland is once again among the happiest nations in the World.
The Icelandic Tourist Industry Association is expecting over one million tourists to visit Iceland in 2015. The number of visitors in Iceland is expected to increase by 15-18% in 2014 compared to 2013.
The Telegraph did a story on Iceland this Wednesday called: "Iceland: the land of fire and ice", by professor Roger Buck. A profile on the beautiful but volatile natural environment of Europe's youngest country.
The increase in foreign currency revenues in tourism during the few past year are equal to the total foreign currency income from all cod fishing around Iceland. If the growth prediction for the next three years is accurate, the increase alone during these three years will be more than 50% of the total aluminum export revenues.