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Parking fee instead of a nature passport?

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  • Gullfoss waterfall Many of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations are in danger of becoming badly damaged by the ever increasing number of visitors visiting them. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

Charging a parking fee at Iceland’s most popular tourist spots will generate more profit than imposing a nature passport, claims Alþingi‘s Industrial Affairs Committee, Atvinnuveganefnd.

Ragnheiður Elín, ráðherra

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, minister of Industries and Innovation. Photo/Vilhelm

Read more: The debate continues regarding visitor fees for popular tourist destinations

Jón Gunnarsson, the committee’s director, believes a simple parking fee would be an easy and efficient way to generate revenue in order to repair and maintain the sites, as well as to improve tourist facilities.

Read more: Park rangers spend much of their time trying to repair damages done to nature

According to Morgunblaðið, Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, minister of Industries and Innovation, is currently looking into the matter. 

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