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30 mysterious wonders that are forbidden to tourists

Espresso Logo By Daniel Bettridge of Espresso | Slide 4 of 30: Denne ø eksisterede ganske enkelt ikke, før den pludselig dukkede op af havet efter et vulkanudbrud i 1967. Men frem for at lade turister vade omkring på klippeøen, der ligger omkring 30 km fra hovedøen, besluttede den islandske regering øjeblikkeligt at lukke stedet for alle besøgende, så det kan bruges til at forske i, hvordan naturen på egen hånd etablerer sig på det nye stykke landjord.

Surtsey Island, Iceland

This island simply didn't exist until it sprouted from the ocean following a volcanic eruption in 1967. But rather than let tourists traipse through the rocky outpost roughly 20 miles south of the mainland, the Icelandic government immediately closed it to all visitors in order to examine how nature colonized the virgin land on its own.

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