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How Risky is Iceland?

Eight members of parliament from all political parties have put forth a parliamentary resolution regarding risk assessment in tourism, RÚV reports.

The resolution suggests that the Minister for the Interior have the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police conduct a risk assessment for Iceland with regard to tourism, which then would be used to determine whether specific rules are needed for travel in places categorized as risky.

The aim is to reduce the number of accidents and mishaps of travelers in uninhabited areas and outside the beaten track. Thus, this would minimize the suffering of individuals due to accidents, as well as cost to society and individuals due to search and rescue efforts.

The number of foreign tourists in Iceland has rapidly increased in recent years. A total of 99,000 foreign tourists left the country in October―an increase of 32,000 since October last year.

This is the third time such a parliamentary resolution is put forth.

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