- Environment ... Iceland
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Blame it on Bieber: Iceland canyon closed with too many visitors
FJADRARGLJUFUR, Iceland (AP) -- A large sign here warns that Iceland's Fjadrargljufur canyon is closed to visitors. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more visitors.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber's magical music video "I'll Show You" was filmed at the canyon and has been watched over 445 million times on YouTube since 2015. Over 1 million people have visited the area since the release of the video, the Environment Agency of Iceland estimates, and the traffic has left deep scars on its vegetation.
Environment Minister Gudmundur Ingi Gudbrandsson said it is "a bit too simplistic to blame the entire situation on Justin Bieber" but urged visitors to consider the consequences of their actions.
After remaining closed for all but five weeks this year, it is expected to reopen again this summer if weather conditions are dry.