The Icelandic family, who own the land where the volcano appeared in March, received an offer from a future buyer interested in developing a tourist site.
“It’s sold at the right price and we already have at least two offers,” co-owner Anna Thordis Gudmundsdottir said in an interview. She is one of the 19 heirs who own the property of the farm known as Hraun. Thousands of people flocked to see the eruption. Some even seduced fate on lava and barbeced hot dogs. The attraction of volcanoes, which can remain active for years, is expected to literally become the country’s hottest destination when tourism returns. Landowners work with authorities to ensure safe access to the public and have no intention of restricting walking on the land unless safety is compromised.
Icelandic law has protected the right of people to walk through private land for centuries. Nevertheless, the increase in tourists before the pandemic caused controversy over landowners’ right to collect admission from visitors to many of Iceland’s natural treasures on private land.
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdottir said the state has no plans to buy land, but potential new owners of land are not allowed to restrict public access to the site. The government has allocated 70 million kronor ($ 564,000) of public funding to build the site’s infrastructure and surveillance. Landlords have the explicit right to charge for the services provided on their land.
The most popular property on the market is an active volcano
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