Dimmuborgir, Blackcastle, in Iceland is now close until further notice because of mass tourism. PIC Bill Ward´s Brickpile

Dimmuborgir, Blackcastle, in Iceland is now close until further notice because of mass tourism. PIC Bill Ward´s Brickpile

Team Total Iceland has from the beginning warned about the gold-rush taking place in the tourist industry in this beautiful country of ours. But as usual, big business has its way, and now a governmental agency has for the very first time EVER closed down a unique and marvellous natural sculpture park called Dimmuborgir.

Dimmuborgir is part of the Myvatn area in the North of Iceland. It has been awed at for centuries as there you can see how wonderfully volcanic lava can make the most fantastic sculptures out of nothing. No Icelander goes by this place without taking a peek even if everyone has seen this phenomenon hundreds of times before.

But, due to mass influx of tourist over the winter months as well as the summer months, the Icelandic Evironmental Agency, has now decided to close Dimmuborgir for fear or ruining the place from too much traffic.

Thus out goes the window one of the most amazing spots in Iceland for the curious traveler and others are soon to follow. Thingvellir area, Geysir area and many other unique pearls of mankind are being run over and ruined. Even a company making tons of cash by inviting you into industrial waste-water, the Blue lagoon, has had to close their doors on free sightseeing this year because of sheer number of tourists.

Team Total Iceland will ALMOST recommend you to come right away before there will be no such thing as natural pearls left in this country. But we will refrain still.

PS: Dimmuborgir is not being close indefinately but only for a while. We trust warmer weather will make things right again.