Iceland levied new tax on visitors this year

Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

IcelandIceland is soon to become bit expensive destination, plagued by huge number of visitors from destinations across the world. The government is too keen on chalking out various ways to raise taxes in improving the condition of its tourism sector. Alternatively, it would limit access to the best attractions of Iceland. To quote Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gylfadottir, Iceland’s tourism minister, ‘’ the sector and all of us have to be careful not to become victims of our own success.’’

A popular TV series featured many attractions that created a tourism boom with an estimated increase of 2.3 million this year. Has become a prime export of Iceland, tourism will bring $5.1 billion this year as predicted by Islandsbanki, the country’s second-largest lender. However, Gylfadottir believes that too much crowd may destroy the natural splendor of Iceland like Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Jokulsarlon and other outstanding glacier lagoons.


She said, ‘’ some areas are simply unable to facilitate 1 million visitors every year. If we allow more people into areas like that, we’re losing what makes them special – unique pearls of nature that are a part of our image and of what we’re selling.” The minister is addressing on all her partners associated with the government and tourism industry to be brave and strong.


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