Inspired Iceland making its mark – Hotels in Reykjavík busy as ever

Inspired Iceland making its mark – Hotels in Reykjavík busy as ever

Article by Tate Travis

The recently launched website, http://www.inspiredbyiceland.com, seems to be quickly making its mark. The website which was launched a few weeks ago amid concerns that the volcanic eruptions in Eyjafjallajökull and the following difficulties with air travel had caused many visiting tourists to cancel their vacations in Iceland this summer.

After a slow start to the season it now seems that business is picking up and in the last couple of weeks of great Icelandic summer weather, the downtown area of Reykjavík, touring- and recreational companies and hotels in Reykjavík have been brimming with happy and sometimes slightly sunburnt visitors.Many credit a lot of this to the afore-mentioned website. Inspired by Iceland is highly innovative, informative and above all interactive website that highlights Iceland many exciting possibilities.

It contains live streaming content from seven distinct attractions in Iceland. Including the Blue Lagoon, Geysir and Gullfoss, Jökulsárlón and the downtown area of Reykjavík. The website also contains a section that details all the necessary information for curious visitors, from accommodation to recreation and culture and shopping. The most vibrant factor of Inspired by Iceland is though the highly accessible design and the integration of personal and interactive material.

The website encourages its visitors to supply their own pictures, stories and videos of why they are inspired by Iceland. Among the many noted Icelanders that have participated are Björk and Sigurrós, of course, but the most fascinating part is the amount of personal accounts of either amusing or informative content that the public has posted on the site.The campaign seems to have hit the spot and the tourism industry is again in full flow. Yesterday the American director Eli Roth published his Inspired by Iceland video on the site and just a couple of days ago the site was voted one of the top internet sites that publish live streaming content. So for once, Icelanders seem to have gained the world´s attention with their own agenda, without any aid from its sometimes brutal natural forces and dire financial management.

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The recently launched website, http://www.inspiredbyiceland.com, seems to be quickly making its mark. After a slow start to the season it now seems that business is picking up and in the last couple of weeks of great Icelandic summer weather, the downtown area of Reykjavík, touring- and recreational companies and hotels in Reykjavík have been brimming with happy and sometimes slightly sunburnt visitors.

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