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Mývatn Tourist Charges Ruled Illegal

By Iceland Review

Landowners at Reykjahlíð were not authorized to charge entry to various natural sites in Mývatnssveit, Northeast Iceland, according to a recent ruling at Reykjavík District Court.

Akureyri Vikublað reported on the ruling against the landowners, adding that the court order banning the charging of entry fees which was rushed through on 21st July 2014, ordering the landowners and parties connected to them to stop charging people entry to see the natural sites, has been reconfirmed.

According to the court ruling, the landowners’ company had forecast takings of ISK 250 million (EUR 1.7 million/USD 1.9 million) in two years. Akureyri Vikublað sources claim the court’s decision will be appealed to the Supreme Court.

The landowners of Reykjahlíð were ordered to pay all the approximately ISK 5 million legal costs.

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