From autumn 2015 you´ll have to buy a special card to see anything at all in Iceland. PIC eirasi

From autumn 2015 you´ll have to buy a special card to see anything at all in Iceland. PIC eirasi

Visiting Iceland is not cheap in any sense of the word. But starting autumn 2015 it will become even more expensive but only if you want to see anything natural.

Naturally you want to see the natural stuff in Iceland. After all, that´s the only thing the majority of tourists come to experience. Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur geysir, Thingvellir National Park, Eyjafjallajokull glacier, Landmannalaugar hot springs, Hvannadalshnjukur peak and so on and so on.[blockquote type=”blockquote_line” align=”right”]from September you´ll have to fork out extra[/blockquote]

The government of Iceland will soon introduce a new tax on tourists and from September 2015 you´ll have to fork out extra dough if you want any nature at all. You will have to buy a special “Natural” tourist card unless you want fines and less-than-fun experiences at Iceland´s majestic natural sights.

The card in question will cost around 10€ / 13$ or so. Not anything to break your bank but this on top of already expensive tours and trips. Without it you will not gain access to many beautiful sites around the island.

The tourism card was meant as an answer to greedy landowners wanting to charge for access to anything within their lands. But as befits a government whose role model is the Republican party in the United States the new law will ALSO allow landowners to charge regardless of the card in question. No doubt the landowners will seize that opportunity a.s.a.p.

Thus, you could end up paying for a special tourist card and also a special charge at many of Iceland´s most beautiful spots. Go figure!

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