Gale force winds and piles of snow add to the winter beauty of Iceland’s Gullfoss Waterfall.

Its unforgiving winter weather can turn in a second, as I learned while to visit Gullfoss. The normally 45 minute drive from Reykjavik took double that and due to blizzard conditions and the road became impassable our our way back to the capital.

For nearly 3 hours we sat, along with 25 other cars, waiting for a plow to come and clear the road. Eventually the road’s impassible section was cleared and we inched away (the road was still covered with snow and patches of ice, but not enough to keep us from driving slowlyish).

Check out the time lapse video below – what’s normally an expansive view was clipped into a wintery myopic blur.

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