The Iceland tourism initiative, Inspired by Iceland, is rounding up a successful year and welcoming in 2012 with a bang by streaming Reykjavik’s New Year’s Eve celebrations live online via webcam.
The capital’s New Year’s Eve firework display is world renowned and attracts thousands of tourists each year, eager to see the hundreds of thousands of fireworks that are let off by the locals. This year, for those who are want to join in the celebrations but can’t make it, Inspired by Iceland is streaming the event live through its website via a webcam over looking Reykjavik’s skyline.
In addition to the New Year’s Eve celebrations, the tourism campaign is looking forward to a promising New Year after both Iceland and Reykjavik topped the polls for popular 2012 travel destinations.
The country hit the number one spot for National Geographic Traveller Magazine’s list of the world’s best travel destinations for 2012. Iceland also finished top of the Lonely Planet’s annual “Best in Travel” list as the readers’ choice for the best destination in the world. Furthermore, Reykjavik was chosen as the most exciting city to visit in 2012.
Moreover, Inspired by Iceland’s latest campaign, which was kick started by the President of Iceland, is very successful and will continue into the New Year. The campaign is aimed at Icelanders opening their doors to visiting tourists in order to offer an exclusive glimpse at the Icelandic way of life. Numerous invitations have been sent out to the world online through the Inspired website so that people can plan their trip before travelling to the country.
To view the Iceland’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, check out www.inspiredbyiceland.com on 31st December and join in the celebrations.
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