Unspoiled waterfalls are symbols of Iceland. Iceland is only 103.000 square kilometres. The small population of 340.000 makes it one of the most sparsely populated country on the planet. Therefore Iceland has huge areas in the highlands that have no inhabitants at all. We must keep our guard protecting the environment. Especially in this day and age with increased pollution and overpopulation.
Iceland is unusually well suited for waterfalls. This small island country has a north Atlantic climate that produces frequent rain and snow. In addition its near-Arctic location produces large icecaps and glaciers. These feed summer melts to the many rivers. Most of the water falls of the highland plateau. As a result, it is home to a number of large and powerful waterfalls Some of the most famous ones are Gullfoss, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Godafoss, Dettifoss, Öxararfoss, Hraunfossar, Svartifoss etc.
Strong women have always lived in Iceland. Some of the leaders of the families that settled the country in the ninth and tenth century were women. Audur djupudga was the most famous one. A strong willed lady was Sigridur in Brattholt. She saved the Gullfoss waterfall from being destroyed by a hydroelectric dam. Therefore Icelanders are greatful to her as they consider Gullfoss to be one of our most beautiful waterfalls. Others that have fought for the protection of our land’s nature to name just a few are our former lady president Vigdís Finnbogadóttir as well as Björk our pop star.
As a result of the above let us hope there will be more strong women in the future protecting our nature.
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