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Company Operating Tourist Accomodation Without Licence

Iceland Igloo Village has been operating trailer accommodation for tourists for several months without a licence, Vísir reports. The South Iceland Public Health Office was tipped off about the company’s operations at the end of September and informed police about it last week. The Office says it is rare for such situations to arise.

Iceland Igloo Village operates trailers on the property Leyni in the Landsveit area which they have connected to the regional water and sewage systems without the licence to do so. The company is also lacking an operating licence. The accommodations are run by company Eternal Resorts, which is in the ownership of four Malaysian investors.

Ásgeir Kristján Ólafsson, a spokesperson for landowners in the area, says the region’s building inspector was informed of the company’s operations by phone in May “but nothing has been done yet.” Ásgeir is particularly concerned that the trailers are located within a water protection zone.

A decision will be made this week on whether or not the accommodations will be closed.

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