Iceland: Business as usual, conference centre opens 2011

Reykjavík. While Iceland and most other countries are currently dealing with a serious financial crisis, business in Iceland is being conducted as usual. All services - including banking services – are functioning as on any other day. Hotels, restaurants, airlines, car rentals, currency exchange facilities, offices, shops, etc. are all open for normal business.

Those difficulties have although affected the plans for a Concert & Conference Centre in Reykjavík that was due to open in December 2009. After the fall of the three major banks in Iceland, construction work came to a halt but has recently commenced again albeit at a slower rate than before. The City of Reykjavík and the government are determined to see the project finalized and a world class facility for culture and tourism up and running. The financing of the project is now being restructured and the plan is to open the doors of the Concert and Conference Centre in 2011.

Visitors can be assured that they will be treated with same friendly hospitality that Icelanders have become known for throughout the travel world. There is no reason to fear that a visit to Iceland will be anything other than an enjoyable experience. In the words of US president Franklin D. Roosevelt, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.”