Iceland tourism experts estimate that as many as 2.3 million tourists might be arriving in Iceland in 2017.
Armed with selfie sticks, these tourists are likely to make a dash for this island enriched with spectacular scenic beauty, hunting for the breathtaking waterfalls, volcanoes, the backdrops of ‘Game of Thrones’ and fjords. This is about five times the footfall observed by Iceland seven years ago and it is believed that it is worth $3.4 billion and is said to contribute to about one out of every three jobs.
The tourist numbers is so overwhelming that experts are anxious about the detrimental impacts of the tourist arrivals in this part of the world.
This is due to the fact that the impact of these tourists has been quite adverse as can be witnessed in the overflowing of sewers and the pressure it has been putting on its basic infrastructure.
The tourism bosses state that uncontrolled tourism has started taking a toll on the environment of Iceland.
They have added that if it is not managed efficiently, some of the best natural attractions of the island nation would be damaged. The cheaper airfare is actually encouraging a greater number of travellers to catch a glimpse of this amazing island. A certain French photographer has documented the tourist clog in Iceland.