30 Beautiful But Forbidden Places On Earth

Surtsey Island, Iceland

#24 Surtsey Island, Iceland

Iceland has always been a land of sights. Whether it is the Northern Lights or The Great Geyser, you can’t miss the beauty of the country. However, even Iceland has some places you just can’t visit.

One of these sites is Surtsey Island. Surtsey Island is forbidden for a surprisingly positive reason. A large volcanic eruption created the island in 1963.

It still remains one of the youngest islands on the planet! Since its inception, it has attracted its own unique ecosystem, and scientists are insistent on keeping it that way.

For the sake of the natural ecosystem of Surtsey Island, tourists are not allowed on to the island. Only select researchers are provided with permission to visit the formation.

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