Hello! Offers Interesting Take On Iceland

Published January 3, 2013

The online version of Hello! magazine has run an article on Iceland, contending among other things that the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption put Iceland on the tourism map as a destination.
There are many reasons why tourists come to Iceland. As a new article posted by Hello! Online states, many tourists arrive “to experience the wonderful hiking, pony trekking and golfing on offer. But it’s also the perfect place to enjoy a couples’ winter trip full of adventure, icy landscapes and the chance to see the elusive Northern Lights.”
The article also contends that the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption – which cost Iceland millions in lost tourist revenue – was a boon to the country:

Until recently, Iceland was very much off the beaten track in terms of tourism. But a spike in visitors – thanks in part to the publicity generated by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 – has put this Northern country very much on the map.

It should also be noted that the towns of Keflavík and Reykjavík are not spelled with a C – as the letter C does not exist in the Icelandic alphabet. Contrary to what was also reported, numerous buildings are easily seen from an airplane window upon approaching Keflavík International Airport, as opposed to “barren, black lava fields and not a person, or building, in sight.”



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