Viking Tours has been named the most popular tourist destination in Iceland for the fifth year in a row by TripAdvisor, with almost half of the visitors choosing to visit the iconic site.
According to data released by the Icelandic Travel Association (iTA), Icelanders spend an average of £2,100 per person for a one-night stay on Vikes tours, compared to £1,600 for hotels, accommodation and the island’s beaches.
The number of tourists who visited the island during the first half of 2018 rose to nearly 17,000, with the number of visitors choosing Iceland for a holiday jumping to around 11,000.
This has led to the creation of new tourism attractions, such as the Vikes tour boat, which will be operated by the company from the summer of 2019.
The company says that the boat has been designed to take visitors to more of Iceland’s coastlines and offer views of the famous Black Sea.
Tours such as this have been created specifically for Iceland, with a large portion of the cost being covered by Vikes.
The company says it expects to see its profits double during the same period.
According of the Icelandic Tourism Association (which runs iTA), this year’s trip was the first to be promoted by the travel company as part of the Iceland’s Vision 2020 plan, which aims to attract tourists and create jobs.
The tourism association also notes that the tourism sector in Iceland is growing, with more people opting to visit Iceland as the country is transitioning towards an entirely renewable energy system.
More to ExploreThe company recently opened a second location in the southern city of Reykjavik, offering a different tour in addition to the one in Reykjanes.
The new location is set to open in 2019 and is set in a former hotel and will be more popular with tourists.
According the company, the company will be open to more than 4,000 visitors during the summer months, with one-way and return trips from the city.
In addition, the new location will be able to host more than 300 guests and is expected to have more than 50,000 guests a year.
“Our new venture will also bring more people to Iceland, and will offer more options for accommodation, accommodation options in Iceland and a better experience,” Vikes said.
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