“Iceland’s glacial rivers are nature’s abstract paintings. It seems obvious that rivers this wild and stunning are protected, yet the harsh reality is that many have been dammed, mainly to provide power for aluminum plants.
A massive conservation movement is underway to preserve these rivers, but will it succeed? At Glacier’s End gives a voice to Iceland’s glacial rivers – providing both a cultural and environmental perspective – on the journey from glacier to sea.”
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Filmed and Directed by: Arvīds Barānovs
In 2019 I led two expeditions into the wild Iceland. We skipped the most touristy spots you have probably seen a million times on Instagram and went deep into the Highlands and around the remote Westfjords including a long multi-day hike in Hornstrandir to find the real taste of this beautiful land.
In summer 2020 I will be returning with another Westfjords expedition and you’re welcome to join our small group: facebook.com/events/427469747931313/
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“The brief here was to make something that would fit very well into nature” explains Thorsteinsson in the video interview, which was shot by Dezeen at White City House in London on the day of the AHEAD Europe ceremony. “We wanted basically to have continuity between nature, the interior and exterior,” he continued.
Design Group Italia chief design officer Sigurdur Thorsteinsson explains how The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland immerses guests in nature in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD Awards.
The 62-room resort hotel is embedded in the lava formations and turquoise geothermal pools of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon complex, which is situated within the UNESCO Global Geopark.
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland was awarded in the Resort Hotel category at the AHEAD Europe hospitality awards, which took place in London in November.
Design Group Italia handled the project’s interiors, in collaboration with Icelandic firm Basalt Architects who were responsible for the architecture of the resort.
Filmed, Edited and Directed By: Henry Behel
Voiceover: Júlía Hannam
Music: Sam Plotkin
Percussionists: Amin Malekpour, Sam Archer, Kris Wismer
I filmed this in four days while traveling around Iceland alone. The sun set at midnight and rose at 3am, but it never really got dark. I shot as much of the day as I could, stopping everywhere that caught my eye. I found places off the road and slept on a pad under the stars. I got rained on and blasted with wind, but I felt alive.
I have made a habit of traveling alone in wild places. I feel magic in the howling wind, the ice on my face, the sand in my shoes. My mind can drift back to the beginning of time or out to the stars where the earth is just a dot. I finally feel the connection and peace I so long for, and yet is so elusive in my daily life.
No place has inspired me like this more than Iceland. This film is how it feels to me. Beautiful and serene, but dark and violent as well. Time moves differently here. The land still exists in some ancient forgotten epoch, when earth was still lava rock soup.
From an AtlasObscura.com online article:
Having earned the superlative of “most powerful waterfall in Europe” because of its massive flow rate (3,059,112 U.S. gallons per minute), standing near this unfettered display of power will give you a healthy respect for the fury of nature.
Iceland is famous for its spectacular waterfalls, many of which are beautiful and serene places for contemplation. Dettifoss is not one of them.
The 330-foot-wide falls are fed by the river Jökulsá, which means “glacier river” in Icelandic, a reference to the Vatnajökull glacier (recipient of another superlative: one of Europe’s largest). Be careful as you approach and stick to designated pathways since even they can be rendered slippery in the mist.
To read more: https://www.atlasobscura.com/itineraries/northern-iceland-untamed-coasts?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=093ef32c96-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_21_USA_24&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=99514583bf&mc_eid=9baf474570
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Garðar Ólafsson
Music: The Rise – Secret Nation
Journey through the most beautiful places in Iceland. Filmed with Dji Mavic 2 Pro and edited in Premiere Pro.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Erwin Olmos
Music : Everdream by Epic Soul Factory, Cesc Vilà & Fran Soto and Witness by Oliver Michael
After been traveling these last months, I have finally started editing my footages and here is the first video. It is about my trip to that beautiful land called Iceland with Paz, Andy and Hector Jesus.Great memories, beautiful views and my first time camping.