Ideas about charging tourist for any stops along the South coast have now surfaced. PIC bnjgat

Ideas about charging tourist for any stops along the South coast have now surfaced. PIC bnjgat

Given the amazingly greedy nature of Icelanders as local bankers have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt we suspected this would happen. A few moments after the first landowners mentioned charging visitors especially for access to common natural sights a whole heap of folks gets dollar signs in their eyes.

We already told you about the special fees for visiting Geysir area. This will start next month if all goes to plan and will add 1.000 ISK to your travel costs on the Golden circle. Before this, owners of nearby Kerid volcanic crater demanded payment for a stop and wealthy landowners in the North want to stop you from seeing Dettifoss waterfall and the Namaskard mud springs unless you fork out extra.

Right or wrong, these are private parties and might have a bit of the law on their side. But now for the first time authorities in the South of Iceland are contemplating the same. Charging tourists extra for every little visit to every little spot.

[blockquote type=”blockquote_line” align=”right”]What a goldmine that would be[/blockquote]

What a goldmine that would be. Among places that would fall under this scheme of things we could mention Thorsmork, Skogafoss waterfall and the world famous Eyjafjallajokull glacier to name but three.

Again, given the greedy nature of locals, it hardly needs saying that if this plan comes to fruit other municipalities in the country will surely follow suit. After all this is money for nothing.

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