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Iceland is the first to make employers prove equal pay

Iceland is the first to make employers prove equal pay

As part of International Women’s Day today, Iceland will be the first country to require employers to prove that they provide equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality.

The government declared plans to introduce the new legislation to parliament this month and aims to level the gender wage gap by 2022. Iceland is a small country with a population of approximately 330,000 but has been on the forefront of pushing for wage equality for several years now. Iceland has already introduced a quota to have women represent minimum of 40% as board members to those employers with more than 50 employees. It is no surprise that the country has been ranked the best in the world for wage equality by the World Economic Forum for over 8 years.

Make sure to support this great country by visiting the wonderful sights in Iceland this summer!

50% Off Wow Air Flights for 24 Hours Only!

50% Off Wow Air Flights for 24 Hours Only!

Wow Air is offering a limited time sale for 50% off round trip flights! This is amazing deal for flights to Reykjavik, Iceland but hurry this offer ends on December 23rd at 7PM EST. This offer is valid for round trip flights between Jan 14 – Apr 5 and is subject to limited availability. You must use promo code: WOWXMAS16 in order to get the discount.

Sample Flight Deals
Toronto YYZ – Reykjavik KEF on January 16-19 for $166 CAD
San Francisco SFO – Reykjavik KEF: January 17-25th for $211 USD
Los Angeles LAX to Reykjavik KEF round trip on January 26-30th for $226 USD

Don’t forget to check out all the top things to do in Iceland on our site here: https://www.yaytrip.com/destinations/reykjavik

Top 10 Things to Do in Iceland

Top 10 Things to Do in Iceland

Iceland is one of the most beautiful places to visit. While the population of Iceland is only 323,000, it is consistently on the top places to travel and on the bucket list for many travellers. Iceland is full of amazing waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, and hot springs due to its geothermal power and volcanic activity. Iceland is known for it’s capital city Reykjavik, which makes up for 65% of the population in Iceland. PS: Did you know Game of Thrones was filmed in Iceland?

1) Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

This is a tourist favourite and one of the most Instagrammed images in Iceland for all you Instagram bloggers/influencers out there to get more followers. The mineral rich water is known for it’s ability to heal skin diseases, such as Psoriasis.

The Airport shuttle option is very convenient if your heading into Iceland or leaving to the Airport right after the Blue Lagoon. They have secured lockers on-site to safely secure your items while you enjoy the geothermal spa (4 euros/bag fee). You should also check out their LAVA restaurant if you want to enjoy a nice lunch or dinner before heading out.

2) Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling

Golden Circle Tour

Golden Circle Tours are one of most searched Iceland Tours and this one steps it up with a Super Jeep 4×4 Iceland-style and a snowmobile tour over Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. This is definitely recommended if you have an entire day to spend exploring Iceland like a traveller. This tour covers over 300km of land with a return trip from Reykjavik to central Iceland, including Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, geysers, lava fields, Thingvellir National Park, and some amazing photos to make all your friends jelly. 

3) Game of Thrones Filming Locations Tour

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If you’re a big fan of the popular Game of Thrones TV show on Netflix, then your in luck! You can explore and see all the amazing scenes behind the show in this 6 hour tour!

4) Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Super Jeep

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This is a must-see attraction if you’re ever in Iceland between November to February, where it is the darkest. Experience the Northern Lights like no other via the super cool 4×4 Super Jeep and cross this off your travel bucket list!

5) Volcano Tour from Reykjavik: Descent Into Thrihnukagigur Volcano and Hike

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Big fan of volcanos? Hike through the Blue Mountains lava fields to see the rim of the Thrihnukagigur volcano and take an elevator to explore deeper!

6) Whale Watching and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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This is perfect for those that want to do a whale watching cruise and explore Iceland like it should be explored. Take a whale watching cruise around the Faxaflói Bay and then the most popular Golden Circle tour that stops by the Thingvellir National Park, Geysir hot springs, Gullfoss waterfall, and many other tourist spots on the 300km trip!

7) ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik

Iceland ATV Tour

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Check out this 2 hour ATV Tour that is led by a local guide to cross rivers and climb mountains for some unreal views! The guides often go above and beyond with their knowledge and expertise (Tipping is not mandatory but is recommended if they go on an extended tour!)

8) Snorkeling Silfra Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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9) Gulfoss and Geysir Express Half-Day Trip from Reykjavik

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10) Inside Langjökull Glacier and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik plus Thingvellir National Park, Hot Spring and Hraunfossar Waterfall

Iceland Glacier Ice Cave Tour