Quincy, MA, June 2, 2010 – For the first time in history, the entire nation of Iceland will gather together to inspire the world. With the support of the Icelandic Government, Inspired By Iceland, a global online campaign will officially launch on June 3, 2010. Iceland’s 320,000 inhabitants have been using the Internet to send personal messages describing what they love most about their homeland and now they invite the rest of world to do the same.
Recently named the cleanest place on earth by Forbes.com, Iceland has always been recognized as a beautiful, unique and exotic destination. With an ever-changing and untamed landscape, snow-capped mountains, hot springs and waterfalls coupled with the world’s finest shopping, gourmet dining and the hottest nightlife, Iceland has become a must see destination, especially for travelers wanting something off the beaten path.
The world quickly became aware of Iceland’s powerful natural wonders when the volcanic eruption near Eyjafjallajokull (A-ya-fyalt-la-yo-coolt) released ash into the air.
However, once passengers arrive in Iceland, their senses become alive with the clean, pure, and unspoiled surroundings. They can easily see that day-to-day life in Iceland has been relatively unaffected. The natural wonders that make up the country of Iceland are constantly changing and always a part of who Icelanders are. The Icelandic people have made this active land their home and are always prepared to dance with nature.
Icelanders have been known as strong, resourceful and innovative people. Through the centuries, they have been able to harness the land and sea that surrounds them as a sustainable resource of food, geothermal power and industry. Iceland’s ingenuity will once again be demonstrated as they become the first to globally utilize the Internet for one hour, in a plan to inspire the world. This very inspiring hour will take place on June 3, 2010; 9:00 – 10:00 am EDT. However, this event is not just for Icelanders. The country encourages people from around the world who have also been inspired by Iceland to get involved.
Friends and fans of Iceland can visit www.inspiredbyiceland.com and post a photo, video or message about how Iceland has inspired them – whether it was the scenery, the music, the arts, a sporting event or even the nightlife.
Log on and join a number of prominent musicians and entertainers as they share what makes Iceland so special. In addition, live webcams have been set up throughout the country allowing the rest of the world to take a live peek at some of Iceland’s wonders right from their computer. Inspired By Iceland is also active on a number of social networks including Facebook www.facebook.com/inspiredbyiceland and Twitter @inspiredbyiceland where people can further interact with constantly updated news and information on Iceland.
During this hour, a live webcast of speeches and testimonials from many Icelandic luminaries including the President and Minister of Tourism will be broadcast in English. Additional Inspired By Iceland events will also be posted when available.
Today and everyday, Icelanders invite travellers to come and be Inspired By Iceland.
Iceland’s National carrier, Icelandair, offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, and seasonal service from Minneapolis - St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax and Toronto. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to over 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.
Additional information about Icelandair fares and packages to Iceland and beyond is available at www.icelandair.ca or by calling (800) 223-5500.