An entrance fee to Geysir erupting hot spring in South Iceland will be charged by private landowners of the area as of March 10, ruv.is reports. The fee will be used for development and protection of the area, according to a statement from the landowners.
The entrance fee will be ISK 600 (USD 5.20, EUR 3.80) for visitors over 17 years of age. Up to 6,000 people visit the area every day.
The entrance fee has caused heated debate in Iceland with some arguing that the establishment of a nature pass would better serve the protection of areas.