Plans were made to harness the flow of water for electricity in the 20th century. However, Sigríður Tómasdóttir, the daughter of Tómas Tómasson was determined to preserve the waterfall's condition and even threatened to throw herself into the waterfall.
Þingvellir National Park is an area of land between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. As these two plates pull apart, the land here is split down the middle, causing this massive depression in the earth. Eventually the country will be divided in two.
Our guide explaining the dangers of moulins. These areas appear as depressions in the glacier which are covered with loose ice. Stepping into one may be the last step you ever take as you may never be seen again.
Whatver your political view may be, this glacier used to extend much further towards the ocean. Our guide explained when he first began working here the Sólheimajökull glacial tail extended as far as the green ridge you can see in the distance.
In this photo we can see the Moulins very easily. The area in the glacier that is darker in color to the right is ice and volcanic ash mixed together. The ground here is not stable compared to the white ice around it.