Niceland: (5) From Gullfoss to Selfoss

Gullfoss is the most famous waterfall in Iceland. It has a fall of 32 meters. By 1950 some foreign investors wanted to build an hydroelectric project there condemning the waterfall to disappear. The owner of the land refused to sell, but they got the government’s approval anyway. It is said that then the daughter of the owner went to Reykjavik to protest, threatening them to throw herself to the waterfall if the project went ahead. Fortunately finally the project was cancelled and we can still visit this marvellous place. On the way south to Selfoss we can enjoy as well some views over the Langjökull glacier, many horses and some lakes in volcanic craters.

Gullfoss, Iceland. August 2011

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About Dani Planas Labad

I´m a travel and documentary photographer based in Barcelona. On my journeys I always focus on local people, traditions, religions and other social aspects, as well as on landscapes and portraits. I have published in travel magazines and made several individual and collective exhibitions.
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