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Gullfoss, Iceland

Located in South Iceland on the Hvítá (White) river which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest glacier, the Langjökull.
The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon with walls up to 70 meters in height.
In the early 20th century international investors wanted to harness the power of Gullfoss to produce electricity.
Sigriður Tómasdóttir who grew up on the farm sought to save the waterfall. Sigriður using her own money hired a lawyer in Reykjavik to defend her case.
The trial lasted years and Sigriður went several times barefoot on traitorous terrain to Reykjavik to follow up on her case.
Her struggle to preserve the waterfall brought to people´s attention the importance of preserving nature and therefore she is often called Iceland´s first environmentalist.