Tourists Find Geysir and Glacial Lagoon Overcrowded

Last year more than one million tourists visited Iceland, while this year they could exceed 1.3 million, an increase equaling the entire population of Iceland.

Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir, associate professor in tourism studies at the University of Iceland, carried out a survey for the Icelandic Tourist Board last summer, asking 12,000 visitors about their perception of eight popular destinations in Iceland, two of which the majority of respondents commented were overcrowded, ruv.isreports.

Anna’s findings were that the foreign tourists were mostly positive towards Iceland, but the majority stated that they found the Geysir area and Jökulsárlón to be overcrowded, Iceland Review reports.