Geysir area perilous for tourists in winter

The hot springs at the Geysir area in Haukadalur, South ...

The hot springs at the Geysir area in Haukadalur, South Iceland, remain a popular tourist attraction. mbl.is/Kristinn Ingvarsson

The Geysir hot spring area in South Iceland is now covered with a coat of very slippery ice. "I am not going to stand for watching my customers falling over again again," writes tour guide Hermann Valsson in a letter of complaint to The Environment Agency of Iceland. 

Valsson is worried that a serious accident may occurr in the area as tourists slipslide all over the place. He has proposed to sand the area which was denied as the area is under environmental protection and sand is not allowed. 

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