Thor Data Center, owned and run by Advania – a leading Nordic IT company, recently signed with Opera Software for the expansion of its operations at the green data center in Iceland.
Gestur G. Gestsson, CEO of Advania, said, “It’s very important for us to have the continued trust of Opera Software and to be able to support the company with its continued success. Advania aims to be a trusted business partner who supports clients in their work, ensuring that their operations are second to none. This business partnership is built for the long haul.” Read more
International issuing services provider Valitor has completed a new piece of software for contactless and smartphone mobile payments in Iceland. The software is in cooperation with Point, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions in Europe.
With this new software, merchants can accept payments via contactless Visa cards and also via smartphones where the credit card functionality has been implemented on the SIM card. Read more
The Laugarvatn hot spring lake in the south of Iceland will be welcoming an expansion at the Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal spa, due to the spa expanding its pools into the basin of the lake.
The purpose of the expansion is to allow the spa’s visitors to bathe in the natural surroundings of the Laugarvatn lake without being restricted by the visual constraints of the building. Read more
Iceland-based issuing services provider Valitor has been awarded as the Best Business Card Programme and Best New Prepaid Card Product of the year at the Card and Payment Awards 2013.
Valitor and its partners were presented the awards during a prestigious Black Tie Dinner and Awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane on Wednesday 6th February 2013. Read more
Unique self drive tours in Iceland are being offered by Budget car rental with the launch of My Way, a new audio tour guide which uses GPS technology.
My Way is a unique method of travel for tourists in Iceland. The device combines modern technology with traditional storytelling, and works by mapping the geographical locations of the traveller during selected self drive tours, and recognises the position of the traveller’s car at any given time. My Way then plays audio specific to that location, such as facts and figures, history, and geography. Read more
A rise in bus rental popularity has been seen in Iceland’s tourism industry, notes various news sources.
Bus rental has been commended for its ability to open up the opportunities for diverse exploration of Iceland’s hotspots and unique landmarks. It has also been noted that bus rental is especially popular around the cruise ship season in Iceland – between April and August – mainly due to the large number of visitors buses and coaches can hold, as well as being a customisable tailored tour. Read more
Iceland Luxury Tours, a popular tour provider in Iceland, has received the highest rating possible on the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor, based on 44 customer reviews of its services.
TripAdvisor awarded Iceland Luxury Tours its prestige Certificate of Excellence for 2012, after earning a traveller rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Read more
An increase in sales for Golden Circle tours during the winter period has been experienced at Reykjavik Excursions, according to an article published on MBL.is.
Thorarinn Thor, Reykjavik Excursions’ Marketing Director, explains, “As stated in our records, we had more passengers booking tours in January 2013, than in July 2012.” Read more
Keflavik International Airport in Iceland has released a new issue of its business publication Airmail.
Presented in a pleasant digital format, Airmail focuses on business within the airport sector. Airmail brings together the latest news about the airport and its services, alongside articles about Iceland, activities, and related upcoming events. Read more
Kadeco, a leading business development company, has named the Asbru Enterprise Park in Iceland as the ideal carbon fiber manufacturing location.
Iceland has big advantages as a location for carbon fiber manufacturing due to the country’s local geothermal renewable energy sources providing a lowered cost of production, as well as a stable grid connection and reliable delivery rates. Read more