NEW YORK -- The Icelandic Tourist Board's Web site, at www.icelandtouristboard.com
, was recently revamped.
A new feature of the site, Tour & Packages, provides a list
of operators that sell Iceland.
More than one dozen companies are listed under independent and
Other companies are listed under their specialties, which range
from alternative lifestyles to bird-watching.
Seventeen categories of travel companies are listed under a U.S.
heading; there are six categories under a Canada section.
Under its Events feature, the Web site lists annual events, such
as holiday activities and, peculiar to Iceland, the midwinter
Thorrablot feast in February.
During the feast, restaurants put out menus with traditional
Viking foods -- such as slatur, which is sheep's blood pudding
rolled in lard and sewn up in the animal's stomach -- that would
make most people squirm.
Summer events listed include the Arctic Open International Golf
Tournament at the Akureyri Golf Club June 20 to 23. Due to the
"midnight sun," which provides Iceland with 24 hours of light
during that time of year, the tournament will kick off in the
evening and play out through the night.
A seasonal calendar is provided under the Events section to let
travelers know which months activities are available.
For example, glacier safaris run from March through September
and horse and sheep roundups are featured in September and
A link is provided from the Web site to an event database hosted
by the Icelandic Tourist Board in Iceland, listing exhibits,
festivals, concerts and sporting events. Among this year's exhibits
is a retrospective of the works of Icelandic sculptor Asmundur
Sveinsson at the Reykjavik Art Museum, May 12 through Oct. 13.