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Airline to Swedes: ‘Iceland is still here'

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Airline to Swedes: ‘Iceland is still here'
08:54 CEST+02:00
Iceland's national airline, Icelandair, has made an appeal to Swedish tourists not to abandon their Nordic neighbours due to misunderstandings about the effects of the country's financial crisis.

“In light of the attention which Iceland has received in recent weeks as a result of the economic situation in which the country finds itself, we want to clarify some information,” said Icelandair in a statement.

“There is no shortage of food or other goods. Department stores, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, bars, charter companies and other tourist attractions, etc. are all open.”

The airline also takes time to assure potential travelers that their bank and credit cards can still be used in Iceland and that the country's cash machines are still in operation.

In addition, Icelandair emphasizes that foreign currencies are accepted by many Icelandic merchants, and that the country's banks will still exchange the foreign bills for Icelandic kronor.

The airline also does its best to put a positive spin on Iceland's financial crisis by reminding travelers about the benefits of the weak Icelandic krona.

“The exchange rate, which is expected to stabilize shortly, means that Reykjavik has become one of the Nordic region's cheapest cities, which has opened up possibilities for foreign visitors to make ‘good deals',” said Icelandair.

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