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Toll Booths at Seljalandsfoss?

The municipality of Rangárþing eystra plans to set up a toll booth at the car park by the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, though the new local plan has been delayed. The plan calls for the car park to be expanded and moved further away from the waterfall so that the area can better cope with the large number of tourists visiting.

Traffic jams occur around the waterfall every day during the peak summer season, as visitor numbers have exploded. According in the proposed new local plan, a service center should be built and fees should be charged for parking vehicles.

Ísólfur Gylfi Pálmason is the Rangárþing municipal manager (sometimes called a mayor in English, though not elected). He told RÚV that the council is considering installing electric barriers like those which guard the car parks at Keflavík International Airport. They have also been investigating the possibility of charging for the toilets, and other moneymaking ideas.

When can visitors expect to see changes at Seljalandsfoss? “The local plan is really going very well. It is being worked on by a cross-political group and also local landowners. I imagine that the proposals will be advertised some time this autumn,” Ísólfur says.

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