There is more and more people complaining that Iceland is getting too crowded this year, and it seems to be true. I saw a lot of hotels being built, I saw many more rental cars added to the fleet, and I definitely saw many more obnoxious people in the places of interest.
I don’t know if it can cope… I hope it can. It makes me a little bit sad, since I am not a fan of mass tourism. I hope that it doesn’t leave Icelandic people too frustrated.
Hunting for the instagram-perfect place and pose became like a new meaning of life for some individuals, and it takes the magic out of some of the most fantastic places I have visited.
The reality is more like this…
But you still can find lots of places for yourself, if you are not in a hunt to check off the list of overphotographed locations. I must say, I enjoyed most those places where we were on our own and we didn’t have to fight with the selfie sticks obsessive kind.
It is still stunning, although the mountain doesn’t have a certain name. And the ice cubes don’t come from a glacier.
On the other hand, I just watched this movie called “Bokeh” on netflix. Super artsy-hipster kind of “conversations don’t make much sense movie”, but the essence is an American couple goes for 5 days to Iceland, and one night some kind of weird event happens and they are just left 2 of them in the whole world on their own. Iceland! For just yourself – isn’t it the dream?
But then the question is would you take pictures if there is nobody to show them to? Would you live in the wild or in the failing city? The character of those two are very different, and the girl just wants to go home, and the guy is quite fine with staying in Iceland until the end of his days.
I wonder what each of us would do. I wonder what each of us would think in this case.
But in any case, stay safe, my friends.
And thanks for stopping by.