for the love of nike

An Inside Look at Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Which is Now Closed Thanks to Justin Bieber

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a steep canyon in southern Iceland. It’s not too far from the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. (Yes. I spelled that correctly.) The Fjaðrá river runs through it. It’s believed to date back to the Ice Age, carved out by the rushing waters of melting glaciers nearby.

Unfortunately, the canyon was closed to the public earlier this year after Justin Bieber filmed a music video here. The resulting teenage-pilgrimage to the site did some irreparable damage to the formation. So now, thanks to Beliebers, you can only enjoy the views from photos.

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon also appeared in season 8 of Game of Thrones. It can be seen in episode 1 as Jon and Daenerys fly their dragons together overhead. Fjaðrárgljúfur / for the love of nikeFjaðrárgljúfur / for the love of nike

Fjaðrárgljúfur / for the love of nike

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7 comments

  1. Pingback: A Quick Travel Guide to Iceland | for the love of nike

  2. Iceland is on my list of places to visit. It is so sad that the canyon and had to be closed. it is a shame the lack of responsibility to nature some people have. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images.

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