Icelandic Times – Issue 2
Much has been written about Iceland in the last few months regarding the now infamous IceSave issue, which concerns the compensaton to the governments of the UK and Netherlands for deposit insurance payouts they made to depositors of the Icesave savings account in their relative countries. Opinions are as divergent as the matter is complicated – some argue about the repayment terms, others say Icelanders refuse to pay their debts and yet others say the Netherlands and UK are forcing Iceland to pay a debt which is not theirs to pay. Whatever the result of this complex issue will be, Iceland will still surely remain the same. Even though the excess and immoderation of pre-financial crisis Iceland has disappeared for the most part, the mountains, glaciers, geysers and waterfalls are still there doing the same thing as they have done for centuries. The hard working and honest people in the tourism industry are still there and are still offering the same quality services as before.
We are proud to present to you some of these hard working individuals and their enterprises – be it horseback riding tours, exciting restaurants, whale watching tours, herbal supplements, modern designs, historical sites or wool products, you can be sure that they have been prepared with great care and integrity.
We wish you a very pleasant stay in Iceland,
-Einar Th. Thorsteinsson