GETTYIceland holidays: The country is struggling with growing numbers of tourists
Iceland is considering introducing a new tax on tourists or limiting access to the most popular attractions for sightseers.
The country has seen tourism boom over the last decade, with tourist numbers rapidly growing from 490,000 in 2010 to an estimated 2.3 million in 2017.
This is a mind-blowing number of visitors considering that Iceland’s population totals less than 340,000.
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All of us have to be careful not to become victims of our own success
Iceland's tourism minister
This, coupled with a drop in Icelandic currency, has led to Iceland’s recent tourism boom.
However, while in some ways this is undoubtedly positive – tourism brings in over £4 billion annually and is Iceland’s biggest export – the country is starting to struggle with the ever-increasing demand.
"The sector and all of us have to be careful not to become victims of our own success," said