Starting May 1, parking at Þingvellir National Park will no longer be free.
RÚV reports that the committee which oversees Þingvellir made the decision to start charging for parking last summer. However, park ranger Ólafur Örn Haraldsson told reporters that while parking fees were to go into effect at the end of last year, numerous tourism companies requested that this be postponed until May 1.
In terms of cost, parking your vehicle at Þingvellir will cost 500 ISK per day for cars and 750 ISK per day for jeeps. Smaller tour buses – which have a capacity of up to 19 passengers – will be charged 1,500 ISK per day and larger buses will pay 3,000 ISK.
Ólafur Örn said that the costs of care and upkeep of parking and related services, which are only expected to increase as the number of tourists to Iceland increases, will be paid for by these parking fees.