Recognizable film locations include the ice in Jökulsárlón, the Geysir geyser, Krafla, Iceland’s oldest steel ship, the mighty Dettifoss waterfall, the Ásbyrgi National Park, the Kerlingarfjöll volcanoes, the Snæfellsnes peninsula, Látrabjarg cliffs, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, steaming fresh lava field on Fimmvörðuháls, Skógafoss waterfall, the famous Gullfoss waterfall, Ljótipollur crater lake, Laki volcano area and more
Climbing Hraundrangi in Iceland. Hraundrangi is a famous peak in northern Iceland. When driving north to Akureyri, it is clearly visible from the highway where it dominates the mountainscape. I climbed this peak several years ago and the climbing is technically pretty easy, but the problem is how loose the rock is. Rockfall is a big danger and it is very difficult to place decent protection. The only totally solid protection is the rope that goes around the top.
“A horse trainer and his 10-year-old jockey face the biggest day of their year at Mongolia’s Naadam festival, which dates back to before Genghis Khan’s time and celebrates the ‘manly sports’ of wrestling, archery and racing.”
Video: Mongolian Racer
Credits: Dan Chung
I love how this video is taken not only in good weather. It might actually be my favorite Iceland video. Notice the ice swan at 2.45. I wish I had the equipment and time to devote to making videos like these.
This is one of my all time favorite videos, it’s not just because it’s taken in Iceland and there’s a volcano involved. Thousands of videos were taken of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, but what makes this one stick out is it’s excellent quality work.
As Sean Stiegemeier, the owner, says on Vimeo:
So I saw all of these mediocre pictures of that volcano in Iceland nobody can pronounce the name of, so I figured I should go and do better. But the flights to get over took forever as expected (somewhat). 4 days after leaving I finally made it, but the weather was terrible for another 4. Just before leaving it got pretty good for about a day and a half and this is what I managed to get.
Awesome video of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption last year. Soundtrack by Sigur Rós.