Iceland an American Express Top Ten Destination - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland an American Express Top Ten Destination

Published February 18, 2009

According to a poll conducted last fall by the American Express credit
card company, Iceland is one of their customers’ top ten destinations,
in particular because of the music scene. To quote:
“Iceland is the locale for those in search of a vibrant music scene with
popular indie bands, punk rock, electronic music and Icelandic folk
music acts. Iceland Airwaves, an annual music festival held in
Reykjavik every October, has become the showcase for emerging talent
and a ‘must-do’ for music insiders. Indeed, Rolling Stone magazine
dubbed it, ‘the hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival
calendar.'”
Of those surveyed, 87% said that personal interests drove the majority
of their vacation plans, while 57% said they were willing to travel any
distance to explore their personal interests.
Read about the other countries on the list here.


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