This guy Joe who visited Iceland has been one of the reasons we want to go to Iceland and ride our bikes.  I have read a few ride reports and of course have been reading about this mysterious land and country.  I truly believe spending about 3 to 4 weeks riding around Iceland would be a dream come true.  The landscape is so different and beautiful….who wants to come along???? 😉 Be sure to watch the video!

Scenes From Niceland


This short video is comprised of all the video footage I shot while in Iceland while my cameras were not being used for timelapse and still photography. This video was shot entirely on the Canon 5DII. I also created a timelapse video from the trip titled “Midnight Sun | Iceland” which can be viewed here vimeo.com/30581015

This short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011. Locations include Jokusarlon, Budir, Landmannalaugar, Godafoss, Lake Myvatn, Vik, Dyrholaey, and many more.

For 17 days I travelled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting in Iceland I shot 38,000 images, travelled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.

Iceland is a landscape photographers/cinematographers paradise and playground, and should be number 1 on every photographers must visit list. Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night.

During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of “Golden light”. Once the sun had set it wouldn’t even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don’t start to reappear until August.

My advice to everyone out there, photographer or not, is simple… You MUST visit Iceland sometime during your lifetime. You will never regret it.

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Cameras and Lenses:
2 Canon 5DII DSLR cameras
1 Canon 7D
Various Canon lenses

Music by Sigur Ros
Song: “Saeglopur”
Website: sigur-ros.co.uk/
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Special Thanks to:
REYKJAVIK RENT A CAR (reykjavikrentacar.is/)
Dynamic Perception (dynamicperception.com/)
Jag35 (jag35.com/)
Kessler Crane (kesslercrane.com/)
LRTimelapse (lrtimelapse.com)
Timescapes (timescapes.org)
Michael Levy Studio (typolover.com) for his Icelandic eROADBOOK

Author: advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!


  1. Was in Iceland in August 2011 for about a week and it was absolutely amazing. My wife was so amazed she is returning in March to see the northern lights. Gas and food are very expensive. A 12oz Guinness was $9.00 USD. Local brew made up the street was $7.00 USD!

  2. I think I would love to ride over there or in Norway. Right now though I am busy exploring beautiful BC! This year will be my second year riding, but now on a motorcycle instead of scooter. Great blog by the way!

    1. Norway would be great too…there are so many places to ride even right here in our “backyard”. Congrats on your motorcycle and hope you have a lot of fun exploring…it is addicitng!

      1. ‘addicting’ is stating it mildly! I am down right moto obsessed, addicted and it has become a compulsive need to go for a ride every time I see the sun peek out, heck even on rainy days! My hubby opened Pandora’s proverbial box when he bought me that little 50cc scooter last January and I don’t think he realized what he has unleashed. I can see myself going so many places and on so many adventures! He bought me a Honda Shadow VT500c for Christmas and I am so in love with my beautiful bike, I am wondering now why the heck I waited so long to learn to ride. Doesn’t matter now though, I’m riding!

  3. That is too funny because I have to stop thinking about the fact I have not been riding lately…screwed up knee…new job…weird hours working…etc…but my knee is feeling better and I am getting the itch big time. Glad you found your calling now than later…if we all could only win the lottery and not have to work so much…I would fly our bikes all over and ride everywhere. Oh, and if we did not ride in the rain we may only have a few months a year to ride in our neck of the woods….rain is part of our life!


    I DO! I DO! I DO!

    Remember, Ewan and Charlie’s trip wouldn’t have been nearly as great without Claudio.
    I’ll be your Claudio.

  5. Very late to this blog, but as I’ve been doing research on Iceland moto travel from the States recently (and came across your question) I thought I’d chime in and say hello! Have you any further plans for Iceland? Have followed your AK travels (and other) via ADVRIder – you go girls!

    1. yes still in our life plan for sure just no ETA. Thanks for chiming in. The blog has hundreds of posts sine AK and now is my official hobby. We want to go back to Alaska again as well…so many places….

      1. You got that right..to many places, not enough time! I did AK this year – a bit of a rushed trip, but now I know where I want to return..:) Take care..

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