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Geysir erupting.

In recent years, tourism in Iceland has become a more significant part of the economy. In the last decade, tourism has grown 11% on average each year, and around 360,000 people visited Iceland in 2004[1], but since then the number has increased dramatically and in 2007 the number was 485,000[2] and over 500,000 in 2008. Tourist attractions in Iceland mainly revolve around the diverse geological landscape, including glaciers, fjords, geysers, waterfalls, hot springs and lakes.[3] Of particular note are Geysir (a geyser near Haukadalur) and Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland. The aurora borealis are also visible due to Iceland’s latitude, which also act as a tourist attraction. Iceland also has a rich cultural heritage based around the sagas and the Viking-influenced culture.[4]

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