Saksun-based tenant farmer André Kruse has today informed information centers around the country that the Saksun Beach admission fee will be 75 Kr (11 USD, 9 GBP).
That is according to Faroese news website VP.
This comes after Faroese news outlets last week broke the news that Mr. Kruse had set up a wicket gate at the road that leads to popular tourist attraction Sakun Beach plus attached a payment terminal to the gate.
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Mr. Kruse has previously told Kringvarp Føroya that “it is not possible to stop tourism, and thus, one has to get something out of the tourists.”
“There are so many people now, and we are forced to do something, and we have decided that the money that comes in will be used for paths and other maintenance,” said Mr. Kruse back in May.
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Meanwhile, the newly formed Ramblers’ Association is demanding the right to walk freely around their country without having to pay.
“I do sympathise with the farmers. This great influx of tourists places a great burden on the environment, but by imposing all these toll restrictions, the farmers are now taking away the natural liberties of the locals who want to see their own country,” says Rúna Hjelm, association chairwoman, according to Kringvarp Føroya.
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