Tourist Droppings Apparently A Global Problem - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Tourist Droppings Apparently A Global Problem

Published July 20, 2016

Photos by
RÚV

Further investigations have uncovered that tourists pooping in public happens farther afield than just Iceland.

As reported, the specially designed sign shown above has been distributed to every corner of Iceland in the hopes of curbing incidents of tourists pooping in public spaces. RÚV now reports that Iceland is not alone in grappling with this phenomenon.

RÚV has found numerous examples of similar signage in numerous corners of the world, as evidenced by these Instagram posts:

Oslo, Norway:

Well OK then! #noshitsherlock #noshitting #skatepark #jordal #oslo #sk8ters #sign #latergram

A photo posted by Merete Medle ? (@meretemedle) on

Prague, Czech Republic:

#lol #praha #prague #vrsovice #streetarteverywhere #nopoop #nopooping #noshitting

A photo posted by Adele Manas (@adelemanas) on

Maui, Hawaii:

Ummmm Ok…. Lol #NoShitting #random #Maui #Hawaii

A photo posted by 'Aukai Kim (@aukai_kim) on

Vancouver, Canada:

Downtown Eastside is a strange place… #NoShitting #Vancouver #DowntownEastSide

A photo posted by Cam Foster (@anomic) on

In fairness to tourists in Iceland, there is a considerable shortage of public toilets in the Icelandic countryside, and the problem still has yet to be significantly addressed by related authorities.


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