The number of visitors to Iceland is on the rise. The country has a population of approximatively 320,000 inhabitants, and the number of travellers is approximatively one million a year! This has prompted the need to develop infrastructure able to cater for its new visitors, without affecting its special landscapes, for example near the Skógafoss waterfall, the Reynisfjara basalt beach, or in the wild inland region of Landmannalaugar & Þórsmörk.
Go for a walk with the other tourists on Sólheimajökull glacier (wear sneakers and take a light jacket!). Glaciers are so inviting for a trek, but don’t surrender to siren calls! Langjökull glacier is very fascinating, but it is preferable to stay on marked paths. The waters of Þingvellir national park are also highly enticing, but keep in mind that the water temperature does not exceed 2°!
Another tourist attraction is the black sand beach of Djúpalón. Be enchanted by this place, but stay away from the waves, which sometimes look “carnivorous” … Islanders could have prevented access with visible railings, but they preferred not to affect the natural landscape.