Hot Spring Admission Fees Banned

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Hot Spring Admission Fees Banned

Krafla caldera

Krafla caldera. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The magistrate in Húsavík has placed an injunction on the collection of admission fees at the hot springs by Námaskarð and the Leirhnúkur-Krafla caldera, by the Association of Landowners at Reykjahlíð.

The ban will come into effect when the applicants for the injunction have provided a ISK 40 million (USD 350,000, EUR 260,000) insurance deposit. The deadline is set at noon next Wednesday, July 23, RÚV reports. 

Of the 17 parties to the association, seven opposed the institution of admission fees. Various organizations in the tourist industry have also spoken out against the decision.

Fee collection began at the hot springs and the caldera last month. A planned fee at Dettifoss has been postponed until next summer. 

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