Swimming in the glacial lagoon is not illegal, just stupid

Justin Bieber getting cold in the Jökulsárlón lagoon.

Justin Bieber getting cold in the Jökulsárlón lagoon. Screenshot/ YouTube

The tour operators at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in East Iceland are worried that Justin Bieber fans will copy him and take the plunge, as he did, in his latest music video. In an interview with mbl.is this morning they wish to stress to people that wading into, or swimming in the glacial lagoon is very dangerous and possibly life threatening. 

According to an article on TMZ the temperature of the lagoon is between 3°C to -3°C and if the cold doesn't kill you, an iceberg might. 

Over 8,6 million people worldwide have watched Bieber's new music video, I'll show you. 

Tour operators at Jökulsárlón told mbl.is this morning that, "It's not illegal to swim in the lagoon. It's just stupid."

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