Tourists Get A Scolding From Police - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Tourists Get A Scolding From Police

Published April 18, 2016

South Iceland police gave a group of tourists a stern talking-to after they were spotted walking onto the ice at Jökulsárlón.

RÚV reports that police were notified that some 15 to 20 tourists had wandered out onto the ice at Jökulsárlón. Upon arrival, most people had come back onto dry land, but four tourists were still on the ice.

Police reportedly gave the tourists in question a talking-to, but did not take them into custody.

It should probably go without saying, but walking out onto ice chunks floating on a flowing river is generally not a good idea. By all means, enjoy the beauty and majesty of Jökulsárlón from the shore, but please make sure to keep your feet on dry land.

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