The trek along Iceland’s most famous hiking trail is called Laugavegur and lies between Landmannalaugar and the Þórsmörk nature reserve. It is usually done in three to five days but annually a bunch of hardcore runners do it only in a matter of hours.
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The sweeping majesty of Greenland’s neighbor to the east comes alive in photographer Garðar Ólafsson‘s breathtaking compilation of nature footage, Powerful Iceland.
Spanning just shy of five minutes time, the video takes viewers to 13 separate locations throughout Björk’s homeland, over sherbet-hued seas and cascading waterfalls, and into rolling fog banks.
Ólafsson has been shooting around Iceland for the last few months, using a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone, a Canon EOS 6D, a Sony a7S, and a GoPro. In his video description, he explains, “It’s such an amazing country that everyone should witness with their own eyes.”
And given our track record of Icelandic wanderlusting, from Mount Kirkjufell to Vatnsnes, it’s clear we couldn’t agree more. Check it out below:
While on a recent trip to Iceland, photographer Sarah Martinet had the opportunity to shoot these amazing landscapes from a plane with open windows. You can see much more of her work (as well as more from this trip)
Gullfoss at dusk
Turquoise Falls, Bruarfoss
Black Falls, Skaftafell
Blue Storm, Jokulsarlon
Blue Ice, Jokulsarlon
The mighty Dettifoss
Sacred Water, Godafoss
Svartifoss, infrared processing
Photographer Jérôme Berbigier moved from France to Australia in 2007 and soon after took up photography. Inspired by a childhood spent near the Atlantic Ocean and the natural beauty of areas surrounding Sydney, it wasn’t long before he was capturing stunning landscapes up and down the Australian coast.
A 2012 trip took him to Iceland where he captured these amazing views of the country’s waterfalls, rivers, and seascapes, some of which he didn’t publish until just this year. You can see much more of his photography on Flickr and over onFacebook. Prints of all his work are available upon request.
“Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland” is the result of a very brief 10 day shoot I did. The video is a compilation of some of the footage I shot while there. Some of the other shots are in lockdown by the client so I used what I could to create this video. I spent 4 days shooting in Iceland and 6 days shooting in Greenland. Greenland locations include the Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat, Ilimanaq, Ilulissat Ice Fjord, Russell Glacier, Greenland Icecap, and Disko Bay. Iceland locations include the South Coast, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell, and Grundarfjörður.