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Shortage of Buses for North Iceland Cruise Tourists

Tourism companies struggled to cope with the roughly 5,500 tourists which arrived in the North Iceland town of Akureyri yesterday; there was a shortage of buses, mbl.is reports.

cruise_ship_psArchive photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

Close to 3,000 tourists went on organized tours, fewer than had hoped to due to a lack of transport. Buses and guides had to be brought in from Reykjavík to try to meet the demand.

One of the two ships currently docked in Akureyri, Adventure of the Seas, is the largest cruise ship to dock in Iceland and to enter Icelandic waters.

According to office manager at Akureyri harbor, Pétur Ólafsson, port tariffs are expected to generate around ISK 130 million (USD 1 million, EUR 800,000) this year, Morgunblaðið reports.

Related:

06.06.2013 | Cruise Ships Arrive in North Iceland Town

04.06.2013 | Largest Cruise Ship to Dock in Iceland Arrives

31.05.2013 | First Cruise Ship of the Season Arrives in Reykjavík

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