I was recently asked by my friend Ken to join him and his co-conspirators at Gather Media as they journeyed to Iceland to film a series of short documentary stories about entrepreneurship. After months of talking about working on some video projects together (and landing a ridiculous deal on flights through Iceland air), the stars aligned.I packed up my camera gear and my rain suit and headed off to The Land of Fire and Ice. It was primarily a work trip… but the work involved touring around Iceland, meeting a bunch of amazing people and getting access to places that you wouldn’t normally get to see. In one word, Iceland is amazing. We spent most of our time in Reykjavík, a small city of just 120,000 overwhelmingly good looking people. If you’re looking for fun in the sun, then Iceland isn’t the place for you. It’s gloomy and the temperature hovers at around 10-15 degrees celsius for most of the year, but what it lacks in sunshine it makes up for in quirkiness and insane landscape. My favourite part of the trip was the 16 hours we spent touring Southern Iceland with our tour guide Sigurður (Siggy). One of the stories we filmed was on the startup company Guide To Iceland, and so they organized a private guided tour for us (again, it was amazing). Siggy was the perfect guide; he understood that we were there to get some crazy drone footage, so he took us to some of the lesser known, off-the-beaten-path locations. The landscape in Iceland is diverse. In the span of a few hours you can see terrain that feels like Mars and then an hour away be in Middle Earth.
Landscape and Entrepreneurship in Iceland