New toilets near the Dettifoss waterfall

New toilets near the Dettifoss waterfall

On the west side of the Dettifoss waterfall, work is underway to build new toilets. The project is expected to be completed this winter. The construction cost is approximately ISK 140 million.

Magnús Guðmundsson, director of Vatnajökull National Park, says that adequate toilets are needed here. He added that the new buildings will be ready before the new tourist season.

In 2019, the west side of the Dettifoss waterfall was visited by 360,000 tourists.

The new building has a wooden structure and consists of four elements placed on a concrete foundation. The toilet will be located near the parking lot on the west side of the Jökulsá á Fjöllum River. There are plans to build additional service facilities and facilities for security guards nearby.

There will be 14 composting toilets in the building – a type of dry toilet that produces compost from human waste. The toilets will also be accessible to wheelchair users.

Additionally, the building will house an office for guards and a utility room.

Many trails have been built in the Dettifoss area in recent years and the fourth phase of this project started in the summer.

Other tourism development projects in North Iceland include a new car park at the Ásbyrgi Canyon, which will be put into use this year. In addition, work is underway on the cycling and hiking trails near Ásbyrgi and around the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon.

In addition, on Langavatnshöfði hill, it is planned to build an observation deck facing Hljóðaklettar – a cluster of columnar rock formations.

Earlier this month, the Diamond Circle trail was officially put into use. It is a trail that connects several of North Iceland’s main tourist attractions.


Source: Yle




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