Earlier this month, Sally Magnusson of the BBC, from Songs of Praise, Reporting Scotland and Panorama, publicly announced her support for The Nauteyri Project, an eco-tourism project in Iceland’s West Fjords.
“In the unique landscape of the West Fjords, such an unspoiled and gorgeous area of Iceland, The Nauteyri Project is a wonderful idea,” Magnusson said, according to a press release. “It is well worth supporting,” she added.
The Nauteyri Project is a non-profit organization which aims to turn the vast majority of the 5,500 hectares of countryside at Nauteyri into a nature reserve with the addition of facilities for accommodation, lectures, classes and a large array of outdoor activities for tourists and locals alike.
The West Fjords are suffering from ongoing depopulation and providing interesting leisure options for local people, as well as bringing sustainable tourism to the region, will help halt the decline, the project’s representatives state.
Furthermore, every aspect of The Nauteyri Project’s activities will keep Mother Nature at the fore and avoid environmental degradation at all costs.