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(Independent IE) Safety fears as ‘ill-prepared tourists’ flock to Norway’s natural wonders

Friluftsliv, an organisation for outdoor enthusiasts, has called for visitor limits to be imposed at popular beauty spots, including Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and Trolltunga (Troll’s tongue, pictured above), where an Australian student fell to her death last year, in a bid to protect them for future generations.

The number of tourists trekking to Pulpit Rock is reported to have increased from 60,000 in 2009 to 300,000 this year, while visitors to Trolltunga have surged from 1,000 to 100,000 in just five years.

“It is urgent that we now take measures to ensure that outdoor life is safeguarded,” Lasse Heimdal, the head of Friluftsliv, told NRK, a government-owned media outlet. “If the large loads might damage nature, the authorities are obliged to impose counter measures. Limiting access can be one of the measures.”

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