Iceland's most beautiful areas in great danger from increased tourism

The area around the famous Gullfoss waterfalls is one of ...

The area around the famous Gullfoss waterfalls is one of the areas in danger according to the report. mbl.is/Ómar Óskarsson

 A new report on the tolerance limits of the effect on tourism on Iceland's nature shows that the increase in tourism is already doing great damage. 

The report was published by the Ministry for the Environment on the parliament website on Friday. It further states that limits on tourists to each of the areas in danger should be made and what areas should be off limits. 

Tourists at Seljalandsfoss where the ground is particularly fragile at ...

Tourists at Seljalandsfoss where the ground is particularly fragile at this moment. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

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