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Iceland crossing photos and video

October 18, 2010

In July, 2010, Alastair Humphreys and myself planned a trip across Iceland. The goal was to cross the entire island on foot and by raft, carrying all supplies needed. This unique transportation combination allowed us to explore parts of the country otherwise impossible to normally reach. Our route sampled the incredible geographical diversity of the country with lush farmland, barren highlands, nourishing hot springs, swamps, wetlands, waterfalls, lava fields, and active volcanos. By no means was this an easy trip, as it rained every day for the first two weeks, temperatures dropped near freezing, packs weighed over 40 kilos, winds threatened to rip apart our tent, the food rations never seemed to suffice, the route was unclear, the icy and muddy ground unsure and rivers at times very angry.  There are some new images on my website and a short video here of some of the highlights. Read the full story on Alastair Humphreys blog. Special thanks for Go Lite for providing backpacks, sleeping bags and rain gear for the trip.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. John Moran permalink
    October 20, 2010 6:23 am

    очень хорошо

  2. October 20, 2010 10:27 pm

    Enjoyed the video. Looks like it was one hell of an adventure.

  3. October 28, 2010 12:50 am

    Amazing landscape and an inspirational adventure!


  4. December 22, 2010 8:37 am

    Maravilhoso… I love his photos!
    heir Brazil

  5. January 6, 2011 7:44 pm

    Great work and an amazing effort on your part to bring back photos and video in those conditions.

  6. John J. permalink
    February 4, 2011 9:22 pm

    Ice Reminds me of Mica Rivers

    To hear the sound of liquid rock beneath my feet,
    To think of what the man is wondering,
    To see from his eyes and think of me,
    Throwing a pumpkin to the sea.

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