Music: Svefn-G-Englar by Sigur Rós
I don't think it is possible to make an Iceland video without Sigur Rós.
I had always wanted to travel somewhere by myself, just to see what it was like.
In mid May 2010 I was fortunate enough to be in between jobs and have some time on my hands. Iceland had been peaking my interest for about a year, and the Eyjafjallajökull glacier was erupting, so I booked a flight in hopes of seeing this amazing country.
The volcano went dormant for a time and then started up again just a few weeks before I was ready to leave. Warnings were posted on Icelandair.com, and ash was reported to be falling in Reykjavik. Then, 2 days before my flight, the warnings were dropped, and I was able to go.
It is amazing how helpful and friendly the people were that I came across. I had never hitchhiked it my life, and not only did they make it fun and easy, I also got a chance to see some things I never would have without them. For this, I would like to thank
Moaeðer, Katriana and Julie,
Christian and Andrew,
Katla and Helga,
John and Mei,
and Simon and Claire (who drove me all the way from Jökulsárlón to Reykjavik, and got a speeding ticket in the process)
Such an awesome place. I can't wait to go back.
Shot with Canon 7D - Tamron 17-50mm
Edited in Final Cut Pro
Graded in After Effects