A dirt track to a place possibly about to blow. The sign could use some work don´t you think? PIC S.Arite

A dirt track to a place possibly about to blow. The sign could use some work don´t you think? PIC S.Arite

One would think, in a country where tremors, quakes and volcanoes are part and parcel of daily life local authorities would be well equipped and professional about warning tourists about possible hazards or dangers. Think again.

Time and again tourists have been caught unawares they are either in a hot spot or heading into one while traveling in Iceland. Lately, near Vatnajokull glacier peoples have been casually taking in the sights and having a picnic near sites spewing forth poisonous gases and fumes. In some cases tour operators know the dangers but go ahead regardless.

A case in point is the sign in the pic above. That sign was for weeks the only warning tourists visiting a dangerous part of Vatnajokull got. It looked to have been made by preschoolers and is only in Icelandic and English. What about the Chinese? Germans? Poles?

Well, you get our point. Read up on things here before visiting and do not necessarily rely on your tour operator.

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