No Entrance Fee at Dettifoss

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No Entrance Fee at Dettifoss

By Zoë Robert
Dettifoss waterfall

Photo: Gabriele Schneider.

The decision to charge ISK 800 (USD 7, EUR 5) to visit Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss in Northeast Iceland, as of June 1 has been reversed.

The Landowners’ Association of Reykjahlíð and Vatnajökull National Park have reached an agreement on cooperation at the site over the coming months. As part of the agreement, landowners have agreed to delay charging a fee until next summer, ruv.is reports.

The National Park intends on constructing paths, increasing the number of toilets and building a 100-square-meter viewing platform.

Earlier this week it was announced that Vatnajökull National Park received ISK 40 million (USD 355,000, EUR 259,000) from the Ministry of Industries and Innovation for the construction of the 260-meter long path and the viewing platform.

Three hundred thousand people visited Dettifoss last year. Ninety to ninety-five percent of the visitors were foreign tourists.

All three areas lie inside the boundaries of the farm Reykjahlíð near Lake Mývatn and the land owners had decided to start charging an entrance fee.

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