Vimeo user Wondercamp recently uploaded a beautiful Iceland video – the story of 12 people’s road trip around our little island.
The story goes “It seemed we were all going through moments of transition. Some had just quit their jobs, others searching for new inspiration. The twelve of us set out around the Ring Road.” (The Ring road is the informal name of Route 1, which goes the whole way around the bulk of the country.) “We saw more waterfalls than we could count, got lost on dirt roads, and walked to the edge of the world.”
The ethos of the video is beautifully summed up in these words:
“We re-learned the freedom of fun – that it’s okay to not have a point because sometimes, you just need to enjoy and play.”
What that means is this:
“The 12 of us set out. To get away from Fridays and Mondays and calendars alltogether.
Some maybe belittle this as foolishness. And yet sometimes the whole world starts to feel a bit foolish. Where in the world is the wind off to anyway? And what are the mountains guarding? What good is it for colours to dance in the sky? And why does the water fight to go up, only to fall back down again? What is the matter of it all anyways?
What is God up to, getting the whole thing started anyways? Exhaling from the ground, just to see his breath. Chipping away at the cliffs like an old man carving wood. And churning the seas like a child splashing in a puddle.
As the earth contines its dance, we will continue to be foolish. Away from Fridays, and Mondays, and calendars alltogether. We all but lose track in the wonder of our playing.”
OK ENOUGH CHIT-CHAT. I know what you really want to know. WHERE ARE THEY SHOOTING THE VIDEO AND HOW DO I GET THERE?
This photo is taken at Seljalandsfoss, in South Iceland. You can see it on the south coast glacier-hike tour, or on a less physically demanding South Coast sightseeing tour.