Tourist Industry Profits from Volcano - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Tourist Industry Profits from Volcano

Published April 6, 2010

It is reported that the tourist industry in Iceland is raking in tens of millions of crowns every day from the volcano at Fimmvörðuháls.
RÚV reports that Torfi G. Yngvason, the director of Arctic Adventures, likens the volcano to a gold mine. Indeed, tourists are traveling every single day to the site, by helicopter, airplane and mountain jeep.

Tourist companies have not only been advertising trips to the volcano, they’ve been making special offers to attract even more tourists. As a result, it’s estimated that 200 tourists are heading up to the volcano every day.

Hopefully the volcano will be generous enough to continue erupting into the summer, when tourism reaches its peak in Iceland.

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