Iceland’s environment Agency has closed the scene of a Justin-Bieber-music videos for tourists. The gorge with the name Fjaðrárgljúfur in the South of the island had attracted droves in the past few years, growing visit, including many Fans of the canadian pop star. In order to protect the sensitive Ecosystem of the canyon, the path remains there until the first of June locked.

Justin Bieber shows gorge in music video

In the music video to “I’ll show you” (“I’ll show you”) is the 25-year-old Bieber on a rocky outcrop about a hundred meters high steep walls of the gorge to see. The Video was clicked on for 2015 of more than 440 million people and triggered a rush of visitors: Visited 2016 160,000 tourists to the approximately two-Kilometer long Canyon, it was a year later, almost twice as many. “For 2018, we have no final Numbers,” said Daníel Freyr Jónsson from the Icelandic environmental Agency, “but we assume that the total number is about 300,000.”

It is the second year in a row that the gorge is closed with the beginning of the thaw. The main problem was the way the poor condition of the access, said Jónsson.


Even in the snow is to see how many tourists use the path to the Fjaðrárgljúfur gorge

©Umhverfisstofnun/Environment Agency of Iceland, DPA,

, Therefore, could not take the still frozen ground, rain and melt water. The way was “very, very muddy”, which is why visitors left the marked path and the Vegetation damaged. Last year, the measure has had a positive impact, said Jónsson. “The Vegetation could grow back in the spring and early summer, creating the conditions for the summer have significantly improved.”

sources: DPA, Visit South Iceland, and Youtube.

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