This ingenious video from the clever videographers at the very salty, Waterlust, use some super cool video techniques to make a good point about the danger of attracting tourism centered around natural beauty. People vacation in naturally beautiful spots in droves and the natural beauty suffers. Such is the case with Iceland – a land far away and difficult to “pass through” by typical travel means – even by boat it is a tough one. But the travelers get there and in the high season they outnumber residents 3 to 1! Those who love a good landscape, or bright blue ice in contrast to green hills and brightly painted architecture, find this country stunning. But all this tourism is hurting the very attraction they seek: Iceland’s natural beauty is taking a hit.
The folks at Waterlust get it. They “Big Picture” get it and they, like us, appreciate clean oceans, tidy beaches and unspoiled landscapes. So jump into their super entertaining video(s) and be your own judge. And as you judge, tread lightly on your own slaty corner of the planet.