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Tourists Join Minister in Footbath in Pouring Rain

Two tourists, a Brit and an Australian, joined Icelandic Minister of Industry and Tourism Katrín Júlíusdóttir in an outdoor footbath in a small geothermal pool in Seltjarnarnes, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, in rainy and stormy weather on Friday.


Júlíusdóttir (center) at the initiative’s launch earlier this month. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

“We were greeted with typical Icelandic autumn weather, practically a rainstorm,” Júlíusdóttir described to Morgunbladid.

She invited foreign tourists to join her for a footbath as part of a tourism initiative where Icelanders invite travelers to various events posted on the website of Inspired by Iceland.

The invitation garnered considerable attention and a number of people applied for the footbath but due to how small the pool is only four people could participate in the event.

However, due to the weather, two of those who had enlisted backed out. But the Brit and Australian were reportedly very happy with the footbath.

“Tourists like such experiences, they want to see society through the eyes of the people who live here and it’s a marvelous opportunity for us,” Júlíusdóttir said.

Click here to read more about the initiative.


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