Greedy tour operators putting lives at risk in Iceland
How would you define greed? How about if you are a tour operator in Iceland having sold lots of day-trips on the very same day the local authorities issue grave warnings about extreme weather on the way. Do you cancel the trip and take the financial hit?
Not if you are Icelandic it seems. A local tour operator sent almost 50 visitors straight into danger on Christmas Day itself in spite of numerous weather warnings the days before. Things got so tough rescue services had to use an armored vehicle to bring the people to safety after icy winds blew out numerous windows of the tour buses filling them with snow and cold.
Armored vehicle pickup was probably not advertised on the site offering those trips in question. Sadly, the local media reporting this serious incident does not name the tour company in question and authorities are not publishing this information. Ergo; all tour companies are suspect.
Yet another reason to be very careful traveling in Iceland in wintertime. At the very least take out extensive insurance.