1. After the storm 1 - Siglufjordur Iceland

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    from Jon Steinar Ragnarsson / Added

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    This is a collage of photographs taken in 2014 after a winter storm in Siglufjordur Iceland. The northernmost town in the country. Siglufjordur is a popular tourist destination all year around, with festivals in the summer with skiing and winter sports in winter.

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    • Dettifoss 30 sek.

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      Locations in Iceland are seen more often in major films. Dettifoss in Northern Iceland is one of the locations used by director Ridley Scott in Prometheus, www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/. Discover www.northiceland.is. Visit www.profilm.is for stock shots and more information about filming in Iceland. Like us at www.facebook.com/profilm.is

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      • Lofthellir Ice Cave Iceland

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        from Marc Suzdak / Added

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        Olie is the guide for the caves and he gave us the basic overview: it will be a 30 minute ride to the cave, we will then hike 20 minutes to the cave, be underground for an hour, hike back to the van, etc.. We tried on the studded rubber boots (yes it is wet and cold in an ice cave and also gloves were available) received a helmet w/light on the top (yes, caves do not have much height in places and there is no lighting) and got into the 4-wheel drive van. The first 5 minutes was a normal ride, then we turned off and were on a road designed at best for a 4 X 4 for the next 25 minutes - the people on the ferry to Grimsey who got queasy wouldn't have lasted five minutes on this ride. Finally we reached the end of the road (this is closed to the public), disembark, retrieve our studded boots (these need to be carried into the cave) and start our twenty minute trek over the lava field to the opening of the cave. Literally on opening in the ground with a ladder going down fifteen feet is the cave opening - we all receive instructions from Olie regarding the descent and off we go - at the bottom we take off our sneakers and put on the studded boots. Olie suggests we store our sneakers/shoes away from the opening (no, there are no shelves, just dirt and mud) in case it rained while we were underground. We are all ready and head off to the first challenge of the trip, crawling thru a eighteen inch high by thirty-six inch opening to get into the entrance to the cave (no, this has not been changed from the state it was discovered in by a local farmer twenty years ago after an earthquake). Quite the challenge for some but only the first of the challenges for this exploration! In this area we see a number of ice formations, the ceiling is about four feet in most of this area and Olie tells us the story of this particular cave. It seems that in the early 1990's there was an earthquake that had collapsed part of the roof of the cave (e.g. the opening that we had entered from), the cave itself was many thousands of years old and for the first ten years after it was discovered, anyone could visit it (e.g. open to the public) but three years ago, the owner (as the cave is actually on private land) closed access to it after seeing that a fair amount of damage had occurred from visitors as the Internet spread word of its existence. Bear in mind that you still had to take the trek we did, but it is understandable what happened; now you need to secure the trip thru an exclusive travel agency. Anyhow, the second challenge was going from area one, up a ramp covered with ice; you pulled yourself up by rope (leaning backwards of course) and halfway up you needed to lie flat and crawl up the remaining three feet before turning yourself feet down and sliding down ten feet on the ice to the second area. Beautiful ice crystals have grown on the floor and also from the ceiling all over the forty by forty foot room, the ceilings range from four feet to ten feet at places. It cannot really be described the beauty from the inside of the cave combined with the ice walkway (floor), the dripping of the occasional water droplets are the only other recognizable sound. The third challenge is to descend to the next level via an ice ramp - you used a rope and walked backwards. Again, another room with a five foot ceiling covered with varying ice treasures, followed by the fourth challenge which was a fifteen foot ramp slightly declining to the final room that was available for viewing. This was a much larger room in height and width and looked more like an altar with all of the various ice pieces covering the floor and coming down from the ceiling. We spent another 10 minutes admiring the scenery and taking many photos - then Olie announces that he has a feeling the a woman troll may be lurking nearby (an old Icelandic legend). Olie then asks for us to turn off our helmet lights and he goes through the motions of the woman troll making some communication with our group - it was OK. Anyhow, time to return to the surface world and we need to do the four challenges in reverse which was both "challenging" but at least a little familiar - nothing like sliding down an ice ramp in the dark or crawling - literally with your hands and legs flat because there is no height to make you appreciate the final drop into the entrance of the cave. The fact that you were suddenly freed from the confines of the walls felt refreshing and after one hour of being on zero degrees standing / walking on ice we could not wait to get out of the rubber boots. Lucky us, as it appears where Marc and Paul left their sneakers was now in the full sun so as we slipped them on it felt like they had been heated especially for us - and it did feel good! Time to climb back up the ladder, get re-acclimated to fresh air and head back across the lava field to the van. All aboard the van - see the video for the wild end!

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        • North Iceland - Action, Activity and Energy

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          Experience North Iceland.

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          • North Iceland - Culture,Cuisine and Tranquility

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            Experience North Iceland

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            • Photographing at Hvitserkur, Iceland

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              Photographing the Sea Stack at Hvitserkur, Northern Iceland.

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              • Siglufjordur Iceland - After a winter storm

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                from Jon Steinar Ragnarsson / Added

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                This is a collection of photos shot in the winter of 2013 after a storm. This is mostly taken around the harbour area.

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                • The Day Before The End Of The World

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                  Vidir, Gunni and Pavel are 3 fishermen from Hrísey, Iceland. We - Laurent, Lucy and myself - were offered a little trip on their boat in Eyjafjördur while they're working. Usually, Norduskel is collecting fresh and delicious mussels for retail but today is special: they are helping Bjarni, a scientific researcher from Akureyri University, to collect some other interesting shells...

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                  • The Super Troll Ski Race in Siglufjordur, Iceland May 3rd 2014.

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                    from Jon Steinar Ragnarsson / Added

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                    Pictures from the Super Troll Ski Race mountain skiing tounament in Siglufjordur Iceland in May 2014.

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