Ólafur Eggertsson, farmer at Þorvaldseyri, located near Eyjafjallajökull, is calling for an international airport to be built at nearby Skógarsandur. Ólafur presented his idea at a community meeting on planning in the South Iceland municipality of Rangárþing eystra yesterday evening, mbl.is reports.
Skógafoss. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
The airport would save visitors from having to drive the 200 kilometers (124 miles) from Keflavík International Airport or 160 kilometers (100 miles) from Reykjavík, Ólafur argues.