400 Million Going To Iceland's More Popular Tourist Spots - The Reykjavik Grapevine

400 Million Going To Iceland’s More Popular Tourist Spots

Published June 5, 2014

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Juli Vol

About 400 million ISK will be put into repairing and renovating some of the most popular tourist locations in Iceland.

RÚV reports that a number of these places, while certainly picturesque and fun to visit, were not entirely safe. The waterfalls of Goðafoss will be supplied with steps and a handrail, while Dettifoss is expected to see a greater make-over: a 100 square metre viewing platform will be built there, facing west, along with a 260 metre walking platform.

Meanwhile, in Skaftafell, a 50 square metre viewing platform will be built at Svartafoss, and the trail leading to it will be repaired.

Volumes of tourist traffic also have their effects. 10 million ISK will be spent on repairing the walking path around the Námaskarð geothermal area near Lake Mývatn, and it will also be made more secure. The wooden path is badly damaged, and in great need of repairs in order to keep up with increasing numbers of visitors. At the same time, steps and paths will also be fixed up through Landmannalaugar, which is visited by tens of thousands of tourists every year.

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