8 Would you visit some­where that’s over­sub­scribed?

Ice­land wel­comed around 2.3m tourists in 2017 – nearly seven times its pop­u­la­tion (332,000). So, we ask: would you still visit some­where that’s ex­pe­ri­enc­ing over­tourism?

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YES Steve Luther, Wan­der­lust

reader “Yes, I would ab­so­lutely still visit, and I did again last sum­mer. Just to au­to­mat­i­cally say it’s over­crowded and not go, I think, would be an in­jus­tice of sorts. Ice­land is a beau­ti­ful coun­try, and the more peo­ple who visit and ex­pe­ri­ence its beauty, nat­u­ral won­ders and warm hos­pi­tal­ity, the more we, as out­siders, can un­der­stand the is­sues fac­ing the coun­try and per­haps con­tribute to­wards a so­lu­tion that ben­e­fits not only fu­ture tourists but also the peo­ple who live there as well.”

NO Ro­nan Mae­nardo, Wan­der­lust

reader “I’d steer clear as much as pos­si­ble. I went to Ice­land in 2013 and there wasn’t much hype then. I try to avoid crowded places when I travel be­cause it’s eas­ier to get in touch with lo­cals. Peo­ple shouldn’t be afraid to get away from the beaten path. The same thing hap­pened to Prague – it’s now crowded and ev­ery­thing is more ex­pen­sive. Let’s not even talk about Venice, right.”

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