Companies with more than 25 employees will need to obtain certification from an external auditor, to demonstrate fair payments for the same position and functions.
A new law in Iceland has established that paying the women less than men has become illegal. The provision makes effective the legislative novelty introduced in 2018. Companies with more than 25 employees from now on will have to obtain a certification from an external auditor to demonstrate fair payments, with the same position and functions.
ICELAND GUIDES THE STRUGGLE FOR THE ECONOMIC DIVARIUS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN
In this way the Icelandic government confirms itself as one of the most advanced in the world in terms of combating the economic gap between males and females. Dagni Osk Aradottir Pind, one of the leaders of the Icelandic women’s human rights organization, commented: “Legislation remains a basic mechanism that organizations and corporate structures must observe to evaluate the work. A mechanism to guarantee a path of equality ». The provision had bipartisan support in parliament: it was in fact voted by both the center-right holding the majority and the oppositions.
MANY BENEFIT FOR THE FEMALE POPULATION
For the past 10 years, Iceland has been at the top of the Global Gender Gap of the World Economic Forum. It has not only given the world the first democratically elected president and the first openly lesbian prime minister, but has also approved many avant-garde laws to help women: from a generous leave for fathers to the closure of strip bars, as well as a ban on advertising sexist and prostitution.
Iceland is on top fashion travel in 2019. Northern Europe is increasingly the protagonist in the agency. From alternative destinations, almost niche, Scandinavia and the Baltic Republics have jumped in a few seasons among the most popular, almost fashionable destinations. Cool, in every sense. If until recently the Nordic countries were perceived as a predominantly summer destination due to the midnight sun, the novelty is that they are increasingly in demand even in winter, especially due to the boom in travel to see the northern lights and possibility of living experiences in contact with nature.
The Norwegian fjords remain the favorite destination of many. The most popular formula? Obviously cruises, which allow you to see even more countries while keeping costs down.
Thanks to the effect Throne of Swords, for some seasons in the agencies there has been a real boom in Iceland, also because, they add, “it is a destination that has a very short season, where DIY is almost impossible for the difficulty finding accommodation. First the classic tour of Iceland was very popular, but because of the high prices, the demand now focuses mainly on Reykjavik with day trips “.
Iceland is a fabulous and wonderful destination, for this climbing to top of the fashion travel destination, but there is a small detail that often makes those who want to explore desist: it is very expensive. Sometimes too much. But nothing is impossible and, with some simple precautions, you can save money while enjoying a wonderful holiday: here are some tips to visit the island of ice with a low-cost trip.
The cost of living in Iceland is much higher than in many other European destinations and also in Italy: both for accommodation and meals, finding an economic alternative can be difficult. But there are some tricks that will allow those who are more adventurous to visit the land of ice and fire and save.
Low cost flights to Iceland
Those who want to save money and have time available can choose a flight with a stopover with one of the major low cost airlines: Easyjet flies to Reykjavik from London and other European cities.
Stay in Iceland for little money
The cost for housing in Iceland is quite high. There are few hotels and, during the high season, they quickly run out of available rooms. But there are other accommodation options at lower prices than hotels.
Farms and guesthouses in Iceland
Farms and guesthouses are the best solution for those who want good value for money, without giving up the comfort of a room. This type of accommodation is taken by tourists during the summer, so it is best to book in advance to secure a room. If you want to stay on a farm, choose one that offers breakfast included in the room price: you can enjoy fresh local produce.
In Iceland on a camping trip
If you visit Iceland in the summer months and are ready for an adventurous vacation you can choose to stay in the numerous campsites, scattered throughout the island. Most of the campsites are equipped with lawn pitches for tents, shared kitchen and bathrooms with showers and hot water, and some also have a laundry room. In Reykjavik you will find numerous rental services where you can get curtains, perfectly sanitized sleeping bags and even pots and stoves for cooking. If you are traveling with a tent, there is no need to book: the lawns where you can settle never fail!
Traveling by camper in Iceland: a low cost solution
There is another rather smart and adventurous way to halve the cost of accommodation and meals for a wonderful tour of Iceland in close contact with nature: renting a camper. Iceland is very organized for camping and the areas equipped for campers are numerous. Unlike those who sleep in tents, those who choose the camper will have to book their position in advance. Both at Keflavik airport and in Reykjavik you will find numerous car and camper rentals: compare the different companies and book in advance to find the lowest prices.
If you decide for a different solution from the hotel it is good to equip yourself better before you leave: a way to save in Iceland is also to limit shopping, especially not to buy expensive and technical clothing on site, bringing everything in your suitcase from the start .
Another valuable tip concerns cash: Iceland is very organized in terms of payments and credit cards can be used even for the lowest amounts. So avoid changing large amounts of money, especially in offices near the airport, where the exchange rate is usually disadvantageous.
Finally, an economic idea to enjoy a healthy and proper relaxation without spending on a luxury super spa: Iceland offers everything in nature and for free, just go to the numerous natural thermal pools that dot the land of ice. You can find thermal springs turned into wellness centers but also free swimming pools completely immersed in nature, where you can relax in the water at a temperature of about 38 ° C.
Top fashion travel for this year, a natural paradise awaits you, just don’t be caught unprepared and you will be able to enjoy all the wonders of Iceland, without spending a fortune.
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The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland has been selected by the US travel magazine AFAR as one of the world’s 27 best new hotels. Every month, AFARreceives hundreds of emails announcing hotel openings; and this year, they have issued their first-ever Stay List, a compendium of the world’s best new hotels; vetted by their staffers and contributors.
Blue lagoon location
AFAR praises the hotel for offering a way to experience the mineral-rich geothermal spa “without the selfie stick-wielding throngs”. It is located next door to the main lagoon, providing exclusive access to newly created pools for hotel and spa guests.
The review praises the design of the hotel rooms, which include floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies, maximizing the enjoyment of the colors of the landscape.
“It’s easy to spend an entire day floating in the geothermal pools, but when you’re ready to go farther afield, guides can take you on a hike up the dormant volcano behind the hotel,” the review concludes.
As recently as in February; the Retreat at Blue Lagoon was on the 2019 list of Travel + Leisure for their editors’ picks of the best new hotels in the world.
Built into a lava wall on the west bank of the Blue Lagoon, the restaurant is a breathtaking location for experiencing the fresh, local, seasonal pleasures of Icelandic cuisine. The restaurant is a breathtaking location for experiencing the fresh, local, seasonal pleasures of Icelandic cuisine.
For many people visiting Iceland, a trip to the steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon is the highlight. Now that highlight could be about to get even better.Because of the lagoon’s growing popularity; a new luxury hotel has opened next to the deep blue mineral-rich waters, allowing visitors to upgrade their stay to something a little more private. Opened in the fall of 2017, the 62-room Moss Hotel gives guests exclusive access to the attraction’s reviving facilities. The Blue Lagoon expansion will also see the opening of a new dining room, the Moss Restaurant, and spa, known as Lava Cove. The venue, according to the Blue Lagoon; was created in order to “erase the boundary between nature, wellness, hospitality, and affluence” ;through the “extraordinary powers of the geothermal seawater, the beauty of Blue Lagoon’s volcanic surroundings, and the luxuries of world-class service.”
Iceland earthquakes news
Two large earthquakes occurred in Bárðarbunga this morning. One of them measured 4.1 and the other 3.8.
Several aftershocks followed. The Iceland Met Office says there is no sign of volcanic unrest. The largest earthquake of the year occurred in Bárðarbunga on February 23rd measuring 4.2. In December however a quake occurred measuring 4.8.
The red squares on the map indicate the location of the Meteorological Office seismometers. Click on them to view the tremor graphs. If don’t work check directly by link below:
Vaccinated man contracts Measles…
Following an outbreak of Measles in mid-February there has been 7 diagnosed cases according to the Directorate of Health. The latest is a 23-year old in Reykjavík who is reported to have a minor infection.
Vaccinated man contracts Measles…
The latest to have contracted the Measles was vaccinated at the age of 12, and although rare. It is still possible to contract the virus after vaccination.
He has been in contact with another infected individual and showed symptoms 10 days later; he is not contagious and had been quarantined for four days.
After vaccination it is normal to show some of the Measles symptoms according to the Directorate of Health website.
In this circumstance it is rare to require further testing and that doctors should advise on how to continue. If any action is required at all.