THE TRAVEL TRADE SHOW FOR
ICELAND, GREENLAND AND THE FAROE ISLANDS
OCTOBER 6 - 8, 2020
Welcome to Iceland
In 2020 Iceland is the proud host of the Vestnorden. The location for this year’s event is Reykjanes peninsula, a geological wonder and a part of the UNESCO Global Geopark program. The area is a stunning testimony to the effects of volcanic activity on nature, but also offers much in terms of culture, activities, and wellness, as well as culinary experiences that should not be overlooked.
Located in the middle of the North-Atlantic Ocean, Icelanders have learned to be self-sufficient in many respects, in particular, making use of renewable energy sources that is partly due to the volcanic nature of the country. Vestnorden 2020 will focus on energy in its many forms that characterizes the island and its people.
Vestnorden is the most important business-to-business trade show in the North Atlantic region and gathers number of buyers and exhibitors each year. The event highlights the characteristics of the three host nations, The Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland.
The goal for Vestnorden is to establish new travel trade opportunities as well as reinforcing established relationships with the key actors in tourism field for the three destinations. As such, the trade show offers you an extensive professional introduction to the products whether you seek unique natural, cultural or adventure experiences.
Every other year Iceland host Vestnorden and we take great pride in showcasing what Icelandic tourism 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 invite you to Vestnorden 2020 in Reykjanes, Iceland.
Pétur Þ. Óskarsson
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 is a country of extreme geological contrasts. Widely known as “The land of fire and ice,” Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Iceland is also the land of light and darkness. Long summer days with near 24-hours of sunshine are offset by short winter days with only a few hours of daylight.
There’s something about experiencing Greenland’s majestic landscapes from the perspective of a dog sled that snowmobiling or a ski tour simply cannot match. Maybe it is the slower pace that gives plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings or maybe it is the combination of sled dogs panting plus the rhythmic beat of their large paws, a sound that is suddenly magnified against a backdrop of pure silence.
Adrift in the whirling rhythmic North Atlantic Sea, a different world lingers. A place like no other on earth. An idyllic escape, peacefully set among lush green valleys, imposing basalt cliffs, grand treeless moorlands and waterfalls plunging directly into the wind whipped ocean.
Unfathomable beauty, mysteriously tucked away like a figment of a child’s imagination.