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Popular Viewing Place in North Iceland Closed

By Iceland Review

The police in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, have closed an area around the cliffs Ketubjörg on Skagi peninsula, a popular spot for enjoying the view of Skagafjörður fjord, for safety reasons. Large cracks have formed in the cliffs and there’s a risk of a rockslide.

The decision was made at a meeting of the local district council yesterday. Movements had been detected on the cliffs’ edges and it was determined that walking onto the 120-meter (394-feet) high cliffs, rising straight up from the beach, would be too dangerous, ruv.is reports.

In 2012, a Dutch couple fell 40 meters down Dyrhólaey promontory, a popular tourist destination in South Iceland, when the ground under their feet collapsed because of a rockslide. They were lucky to escape with minor injuries.

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