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Vestnorden Travel Mart

 The travel trade show for Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands
Akureyri, Iceland – October 2 – 4, 2018

Welcome to

Vestnorden Travel Mart in Akureyri, Iceland 2018

Dear participants,

We are a proud host this year’s Vestnorden Travel Mart in Akureyri, Iceland. This event is the most important business-to-business trade show in the North Atlantic region, and highlights the characteristics of the three nations, The Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland and gathers number of buyers and exhibitors each year.

The goal for the Vestnorden Travel Mart is to establish new travel trade opportunities as well as reinforcing established relationships with the key actors in the tourism field of the three destinations. As such, the trade show offers you an extensive professional introduction to the products whether you seek a unique natural, cultural or adventure experiences.

Every other year Iceland hosts the Vestnorden Travel Mart and we take a great pride in showcasing the best of what Icelandic tourism trade has to offer. We see the trade show as a valuable venue each year for suppliers of the three destinations as well as the buyers to connect with new contacts and businesses and strengthen the ties with the three countries.

On behalf of the three countries it is my pleasure to welcome you to Vestnorden Travel Mart 2018 in Akureyri, Iceland.

Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir
NATA board member
Director, Visit Iceland and Creative Industries

Honorary guest

Mrs. Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland

“I had the honor late last year of being asked to serve as the United Nations Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals.

It is my job in that capacity to help promote sustainable tourism and its importance to a region’s economic and cultural health, and so I am very much looking forward to opening the Vestnorden Travel Mart in Akureyri this year.”

About

North Atlantic Tourism Association (NATA)

NATA is an organization that promotes and supports cooperation in tourism for the West Nordic countries. NATA is responsible for holding Vestnorden Travel Mart, while the hosting and management of the event rotates annually between the three countries (with Iceland hosting every second year). NATA provides opportunities and grants for collaborations, joint ventures and cultural exchanges within the region.

For more information, please visit NATA’s website.

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Buyers & Exhibitors

At Vestnorden Travel Mart you will you have the opportunity to network with providers who are supplying tourist products and services in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, and buyers who are highly enthusiastic about the West Nordic region.

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Pre Tours, Show Tours & Post tours

Experiencing the destinations first hand is important to understand what the destinations have to offer. The tradition is that the hosting country offers pre-tours and the two other countries are offering post-tours. This year 15 show tours will also be on offer.

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The West Nordic Region

Three Astonishing Countries

The West Nordic region is one of the world’s most inspiring destinations, offering three astonishing countries: Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Each country has its own character, culture, traditions and history, but they share incredible nature, a warm welcome and an unlimited range of things to see and do.

The West Nordic region is something special. Situated in the North Atlantic, the area’s geographical remoteness has preserved an authentic world of wonderful cultural traditions and natural phenomena.

It’s a region full of things to discover. The adventures are awaiting.

Iceland A – Ö

The Seven Regions of Iceland

WESTFJORDS

There is something magical about the Westfjords, the region that could arguably be labelled “Iceland’s best kept secret.” Isolation has preserved the region in a relatively unspoiled wilderness, making it a must-see for any serious explorers.

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NORTH

It’s all about beautiful contrasts in the North, a land where long valleys and peninsulas are interspersed with big mountains, lava fields and smooth hills carved out by powerful rivers. Go big or go home!

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EAST

If drifting through picturesque fjords from one warm town to the next is your cup of tea, head to the East. It is home to the country’s largest forest, lush farmlands and even the mysterious lake monster in Lagarfljot.

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REYKJANES

What’s so cool about Reykjanes? Not only is it where most visitors set foot in, a geothermal wonder and the home of the spectacular Blue Lagoon, but also a place where lighthouses outnumber villages.

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SOUTH

If the regions were pop songs, the South would probably be the chart-topping hit, since it is renowned for its beauty and the home of the country’s most visited tourist attractions.

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WEST

Looking for a crash course in Iceland? Head to the West, since you’ll find a little bit of everything there. It’s a world where diverse nature, culture and history complement each other, creating a unique experience.

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REYKJAVÍK

Reykjavík is the natural starting point for any visit to Iceland, and not undeservedly so. The capital is world-renowned for its culture, history and natural beauty on all fronts.

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The hardest karaoke song in the world

Can You Sing the A-Ö of Iceland?

Sing along with Steindi and share your attempt with us on social media.
We can’t wait to see you all singing along! #singiceland

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Our updated Vestnorden Programme is now live on the website.
This time next week the B2B meetings will be starting and we look very much forward to welcoming you all to Vestnorden! #vestnorden 📸 by @haukursigurdsson

Our updated Vestnorden Programme is now live on the website.
This time next week the B2B meetings will be starting and we look very much forward to welcoming you all to Vestnorden! #vestnorden 📸 by @haukursigurdsson
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25.09.18

Glacial river flow in Iceland - reminds us of how quickly time passes, so don’t forget to book all your B2B meetings today, as the registration for that closes at 16:00! 😎
Only 11 days left to Vestnorden #vestnorden 📸 by @benjaminhardman

Glacial river flow in Iceland - reminds us of how quickly time passes, so don’t forget to book all your B2B meetings today, as the registration for that closes at 16:00! 😎
Only 11 days left to Vestnorden #vestnorden 📸 by @benjaminhardman
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21.09.18

Enjoying a break on a frosty sunny day with hot coffee in your hand. All that on a dog sled near Sisimiut, Greenland - what a dream #vestnorden #greenlandpioneer

Enjoying a break on a frosty sunny day with hot coffee in your hand. All that on a dog sled near Sisimiut, Greenland - what a dream #vestnorden #greenlandpioneer ... See MoreSee Less

19.09.18

Vestnorden is a great opportunity to show the natural beauty of each of the three destinations. Now it’s also time for all you participating to order your exhibition booths and make sure you get the best display possible. We have just sent an email to all registered exhibitors so make sure you won’t miss the deadline 👌🤩#vestnorden

Vestnorden is a great opportunity to show the natural beauty of each of the three destinations. Now it’s also time for all you participating to order your exhibition booths and make sure you get the best display possible. We have just sent an email to all registered exhibitors so make sure you won’t miss the deadline 👌🤩#vestnorden ... See MoreSee Less

18.09.18

Whether dining in the homes of locals, in Faroese “Heimablídni” or in the Michelin Star restaurant, you are in for some truly authentic Faroese  culinary experience. 
Pristine nature and food made with love, there is nothing better than that #vestnorden #faroeislands
📸 by @ingridhofstra

Whether dining in the homes of locals, in Faroese “Heimablídni” or in the Michelin Star restaurant, you are in for some truly authentic Faroese culinary experience.
Pristine nature and food made with love, there is nothing better than that #vestnorden #faroeislands
📸 by @ingridhofstra
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