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Justin Bieber blamed for the tourism in Iceland canyon, now closed to visitors

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The debt of the Bieber effect.

An ancient canyon in Iceland has been closed to the public over concerns that the scenic spot is “sensitive vegetation” is in danger after a large increase in foot traffic in recent years. The ravine won fame as the site of one of 2015 Justin Bieber music video.

Public access to the south-Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon was recently closed by the local environmental officials after “flooded by visitors,” the scale of which threatens to ruin the old canyon “vulnerable vegetation, the” Lonely Planet reports.

Public access to the south-Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon was recently closed by the local environmental officials after “flooded by visitors.”
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The canyon was the site of the now 25-year-old star of “I’ll Show you” video, which has since been viewed more than 440 million times on YouTube. In the clip, Bieber runs, love, and take in the beautiful sights, apparently inspiring his international legions of fans want to do the same.

Fjaðrárgljúfur, the annual number of visitors increased from approximately 150,000 in 2017 282,000 in 2018, The Telegraph reports, a correlation that the Environment Agency of Iceland official opinion is directly linked to Bieber’s powerful influence.

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“This canyon was somewhat unknown [for the Bieber video],” Daníel Freyr Jónsson told local Icelandic media. “The large increase in the foot traffic began after Bieber came. There is an increase of 50 percent to 80 percent in 2016, 2017 and 2018.”

In the hope of giving the paths and the vegetation time to heal from the excessive “back” by scores of tourists, Fjaðrárgljúfur will be closed to the public until 1 June, according to the Lonely Planet.

The canyon is thought to have been formed at the end of the last ice age, some 9,000 years ago, the measure of today around 1.2 km long and 328 feet high.

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