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Iceland Is Full

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The country of 330,000 had 1.26 million tourists last year

Iceland, population 330,000, had 1.26 million tourists last year as a combined result of it being home to various Game of Thrones filming locations and also being so beautiful as to have drawn Game of Thrones to film there in the first place. Now, essentially, the country is worried that it is full: overcrowding is a problem, along with a massive strain on infrastructure not built to accommodate so many people, as well the fact that tourists keep doing rude tourist things like trampling all over/ruining the natural environment. So for now, next time you consider a trip to Iceland, just take that beautiful pristine landscape you're imaging and fill with a whole bunch of other people just like you who can't find a bathroom.

Is Tourism Spoiling Iceland? [City Lab]