Everyone: I’m delighted to introduce our new sponsors – Reykjavík Excursions, whose banner now appears in the right sidebar. That said, an introduction is probably not necessary, since most of you who have been to Iceland will know them already — they are the largest tour operator in Iceland and also operate the FlyBus, the shuttle that takes you from Keflavík airport to Reykjavík.
As many of you will know, finding ways to fund the rather substantial work required to run this website has presented somewhat of a challenge in the past. Companies and institutions here in Iceland have not exactly embraced the premise of sponsorship, nor seen the value inherent in affiliating themselves with a website like this.
Enter Reykjavík Excursions. Back in March, I wrote a post about a trip EPI and I took with them to see the Fimmvörðuháls eruption. A few days later, the RE marketing manager emailed me and asked if I’d like to come in for a meeting. Turns out they’d received such a substantial number of hits from that one post [and, in fact, the one before, in which I said we were planning to take the excursion] that they wanted to propose further collaboration.*
How cool is that? In a country that often seems stuck in the dark ages when it comes to modern media, RE appear to be totally on the ball. Not only that – they’re also incredibly nice. I’m so impressed with what I’ve seen of the company and staff in general — and of course it doesn’t hurt that they love this website and believe in what I’m doing here, and are enthusiastic about being a part of it.
Anyway, what this means is that, in addition to them having a banner up in the sidebar, I’ll be writing the occasional review for them, meaning I’ll be hopping on a tour and then telling you about the experience. Sure beats working for a living — right?
[* And that is because so many of YOU clicked through to their site. So – thank you!]