Increasing numbers of tourists are pouring into Iceland. If you count the number of overnight stays, on average there are almost 30,000 tourists in the country every day. With just 337,000 inhabitants, it is among the highest quotas in the world. To ensure that the country’s infrastructure doesn’t collapse, building sites have popped up everywhere. For Sigurdur Sigurdsson and his nine Mercedes-Benz trucks, that means there’s a whole lot of work to be done. The 53-year-old Icelander is a trained carpenter and today works as a Service Operations Manager at ÍSTAK. The company is located in Mosfellsbær, about 15 kilometres north of the capital Reykjavik, and is one of Iceland’s largest construction companies. ÍSTAK and its 330 employees are predominantly involved in large-scale projects financed by the state: schools, hospitals, power stations, ports, tunnels, roads and bridges.