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Climbers' GoPro footage captures Iceland's awe-inspiring ice structures

An amazing video sponsored by GoPro shows professional climber Klemen Premrl climb some of Iceland’s most intriguing ice structures.

 

The footage shows some of Iceland’s remotest and most spectacular looking glaciers, filmed both on GoPro and by drones.

One of the climbers scales the inside of a glacier
One of the climbers scales the inside of a glacier Image by Screengrab Youtube

Speaking as part of the video Premrl describes what the intention behind the project was.

Iceland's glacial landscape
Iceland’s glacial landscape Image by Screengrab Youtube

“In Iceland we are on a mission. To find unique ice structures and interpret them in our own way. But it was not just about climbing. It was about creating adventure to capture Iceland in a totally new, never-before seen perspective.”

GoPro sponsored video showcases Icelandic ice structures
GoPro sponsored video showcases Icelandic ice structures Image by Screengrab Youtube

The experienced climbers succeed in capturing truly unique footage of some Icelandic ice structures, while all the time showcasing the versatility of the GoPro.

Daredevil experienced climbers make their way across Iceland's strange ice structures for GoPro
Daredevil experienced climbers make their way across Iceland’s strange ice structures for GoPro Image by Screengrab Youtube

Ice climbing and glacier exploration is increasingly a popular activity for visitors to Iceland, with tourists arriving in droves to explore the quintessential Icelandic glacial landscape.