Books and Films

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January 17, 2017

#Iceland Northern Lights – great time-lapsed video (under 4 minutes)

A stunning time-lapsed video sequence of the Northern Lights in Iceland, taken over a 4 month between December and March. It shows that the Northern Lights is not a single event, but looks spectacular at different times and in different Icelandic locations, which provide amazing backdrops. This was produced by an Icelandic Videographer, time-lapse enthusiast and amateur photographer called Agust […]
October 23, 2015

Amazing drone #film “Powerful #Iceland’ from Garðar Ólafsson

Stunning landscapes, beautifully shot, great editing. Just one example of his work, more to follow Garðar Ólafsson is a star in the making . If you want to see these through your own eyes, then have a look at our escorted & independent traveller tours  [vimeo 134008155 w=500 h=281] <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/134008155″>Powerful Iceland</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/gardarolafs”>Gar&eth;ar &Oacute;lafsson</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>  
October 24, 2015

AMAZING timelapse video of the Northern Lights in #Iceland – Garðar Ólafsson

Great time lapsed video of the Northern Lights from different locations in Iceland. Again shot and created by Garðar Ólafsson. Want to see them for yourself – fancy our budget trip or a full 8 day fully-escorted coach holiday? [vimeo 124573289 w=500 h=281] <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/124573289″>Aurora Borealis Time-lapse</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/gardarolafs”>Gar&eth;ar &Oacute;lafsson</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
January 13, 2020

Is your Book Club reading about Iceland?

A request by a book club for a reading list of titles around an Icelandic theme has given me the perfect opportunity to spend some self indulgent time revisiting my collection, gathered over the last 20 or so year. This list of ten titles includes Sagas, Nobel award winning literature, travel tales and crime fiction.
November 17, 2015

JAMIE’s Poem about #Aurora #Borealis #Iceland with video

This poem below was written by Jamie aged 10, who is very keen to see the Aurora and has been studying frozen landscapes at school. He loves the time lapsed video below which inspired him. The northern lights The frozen snow, Weakens my toe like ice. I then look up, To see if they have come, and then See a […]
February 16, 2013

Liquid Lights

I found this beautiful video of Iceland on Twitter. Created by Victor Gudini. This movie is the result of a bicycle expedition around Iceland. It took me 48 days to complete the whole circumference of the island and more than 30.000 pictures were taken. 
January 16, 2014

My Walter Mitty Moment

For the chance to see some of Iceland’s best but perhaps less well-known landscapes on a big cinema screen, check out Ben Stiller’s latest film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It’s unusual for Iceland to feature in its own right on film.  So often its striking landscapes form the anonymous backdrop to movie action or television advertising. Ben Stiller […]
August 29, 2013

New Icelandic novel, hot off the press!

I’ve just opened my brand new copy of Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites. To be accurate, it was actually more than half an hour ago, it’s going to be a very absorbing read. I’m keen to get back to it so this will be short, but apart from the great smell of a new book, I have also got very excited about […]
February 24, 2017

Stunning Video of #Iceland under Full Moon

One of the great things about working with Iceland Traveller is seeing parts of this amazing country from perspectives I did not think possible. One such perspective (no pun intended) is from an Icelandic photographic team called OZZO Photography who provide professional aerial services including drone based videos of hard to reach locations and scenes from Iceland. Their latest one […]
January 20, 2014

The Philippines & Casey Neistat’s Walter Mitty Moment

So after reading Julia’s last post about the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, has anyone seen the film yet? I’ve seen it and I really enjoyed it – but what’s stuck in my mind is the way that they spent a portion of their marketing budget. Casey Neistat is a film director, working in New York from his wildly functional studio. As […]