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Landowners want parking fees at popular tourist destinations in South Iceland

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  • The view will still be free A traffic jam has frequently developed in the parking lot by Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of the most popular destinations in South Iceland. Landowners hope parking fees will pay for necessary infrastructure investments. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

Landowners at popular tourist attractions in South Iceland are looking into adopting parking fees to pay for necessary investments in infrastructure at the sites. The local news site visir.is reports that landowners at several popular tourist destinations in South Iceland have decided to open joint negotiations with the state on how to introduce such fees. Landowners have also called for meetings with local municipal authorities.

The decision was reached at a meeting of the landowners on Thursday. According to those present at the meeting landowners have lost their patience waiting for responses to the growing number of visitors at popular sites. Significant investments would have to be made in infrastructure, including walking paths, picking areas, parking lots and toilet facilities. Parking fees seemed like the most logical solution.

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