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Beautiful Iceland Video – Where it was Filmed and How to Get There

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 iconic sight is in the Geysir geothermal area, which is part of every Golden Circle tour. Or if you prefer, you can rent a car and drive yourself.

The guys are obviously on a Glacier Hike, either in South or East Iceland.

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.

Right next to it is Gljúfrabúi, which we’ve written about before.

Also on the South Coast, you will see Skógafoss. Also, Beyonce seemed to really like it.

They took the time to enjoy some of our lovely nature springs.

And of course, for dramatic images, nothing beats the East Coast. For instance Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell national park.

The best way to get to the East coast is probably to drive.

The Northern Lights can be seen anywhere in the country, if the sky is clear and the lights are active.

Also basically anywhere: Horses. But they can be conveniently seen (and ridden!) on a day trip from Reykjavík.

Want to go looking for these sights, or scout out your own special spots?