Hate it when work emails interrupt vacation? Thanks to Visit Iceland, you can go to their website to “out-horse” your out-of-office email replies to a real Icelandic horse. The clever tourism team “taught” three of the country’s unique native horses to type on a giant keyboard, resulting in messages like “wFwhxsqjnzgmsrqaaaa.”
Last week, the Fagradalsfjall volcano erupted not far from Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Keflavik International Airport. Photographers descended on the area, including Jakob Vegerfors, who captured this extraordinary footage of fiery lava exploding into the air and a river of lava flowing around the eruption site.
There are few places on our planet as spectacular as Iceland. To encourage tourism to their beautiful country, Inspired by Iceland created this amusing promo video that pokes fun at the whole Metaverse concept, reminding us that visiting real places will always be better than virtual ones. (Thanks, Rob!)
We’ve seen some incredible but brief close-up footage of the Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption. Now watch 18 days of volcanic activity condensed down to five minutes in this time-lapse video that stebbigu created from the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service’s live streams of the eruption.
We recently witnessed some amazing drone footage of an Icelandic volcano in action. Photographer Garðar Ólafs went one better by flying his drone directly over the volcano’s vent, sacrificing his equipment to bring us this spectacular footage. We only wish we had an exterior shot of the drone melting.
On March 19, 2021, Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano started erupting for the first time in over 6,000 years. Drone pilot Björn Steinbekk captured this incredible aerial footage of the searing hot lava as it flows from top of the geological marvel. We’re impressed that the drone survived the intense heat. More footage here.
Nature photographer and traveler Petr Podroužek takes us on a virtual trip to one of Iceland’s many natural wonders. The so-called “Diamond Beach” is a strip of black sand located in a glacial plain. Here, chunks of crystal clear glacial ice wash up on the beach, creating a beautiful contrast of light against the dark background.
Richard Browning and his company Gravity Industries are known for creating one of the world’s only working jet suits. Not long ago, they headed to Iceland to take a flight over the country, offering a truly unique perspective on the nation’s beautiful and unspoiled landscape. We’d love to hear what this sounded like without the music.
Filmmaker Devin “Supertramp” Graham and his team take us on a journey to one of the most beautiful places on Earth, as they explore the mountains, waterfalls, ice fields, and rock formations of Iceland. From its serene daytime vistas to amazing nighttime views of the Aurora Borealis, it’ll make you want to pack your bags today.
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams star in this parody movie about a washed up Icelandic musical duo who ends up being their country’s representative at the famed Eurovision Song Contest. We’re getting a Zoolander kind of vibe here, and that’s a good thing. Coming to Netflix 6.26.20.
Icelandic musician Daði Freyr and his band Gagnamagnið made a silly music video filled with pixel art sweaters, strange-looking keytars, awkward dance moves, confetti, and most importantly, a funky and soulful electro-pop track which we’re adding to our heavy rotation list right now.
Most of the time a movie production films on location, they try to return it to the way they found it. But once in a while they just up and leave their set pieces behind, like at this surreal location in Iceland, where Mobile Instinct visited an “ancient” village was built for a movie back in 2009 or so.