Landmarks That Have Been Destroyed By Tourists

Brúarfoss Waterfall (Brekkuskógur, Iceland)

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Another iconic Iceland landmark overrun by tourists to the point of near destruction is the Brúarfoss waterfall. With the island nation’s Instagram appeal, more and more vacationers were visiting the falls for photos, damaging untouched ground and tree roots. In 2018, the landowners finally closed the walking path to the waterfall, essentially barring public access.