Tourism in Iceland


Tourism in Iceland

In recent years, tourism in Iceland has become a more significant part of the economy. In the last decade, tourism has grown 11% on average each year, and around 360,000 people visited Iceland in 2004. [ cite web|title=Tourism in Iceland|url=http://www.visiticeland.com/displayer.asp?cat_id=599|accessdate=2008-03-21] Tourist attractions in Iceland mainly revolve around the diverse geological landscape, including glaciers, fjords, geysers, waterfalls, hot springs and lakes. [cite web|title=Natural Wonders|url=http://www.icetourist.is/displayer.asp?cat_id=494|accessdate=2008-03-21] Of particular note are Geysir (a geyser near Haukadalur) and Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland. The aurora borealis are also visible due to Iceland’s latitude, which also act as a tourist attraction. Iceland also has a rich cultural heritage based around the sagas and the Viking-influenced culture. [citeweb|title=Culture and Heritage|url=http://www.icetourist.is/displayer.asp?cat_id=495|accessdate=2008-03-21]

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