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In the fall of 2012, after hearing countless stories of friends traveling to Iceland, I decided I had to visit the island. Nine days later, I was there. The plan was simple: Bring a camera and some film, buy a map, rent a car, and get lost.

After viewing a map of Iceland, driving the ring road seemed like the right thing to do, especially in fall when all the “F Roads” that traverse the island are closed because of snow. The itinerary seemed good, but I felt there would be no way to get lost sticking to the main road. So I took a closer look at the map and found many secondary roads to adventure on. This is a selection of photographs from what became one of my best trips so far.

Parks + Wilderness Photo Essay


About The Author

Alex Strohl

Alex Strohl is a 23-year-old Vancouver based French photographer. Alex was born in Madrid and spent his first 15 years under the spanish sun. He then moved with his family to the south of France before settling in Quebec, Canada, for three years. That is where he took his photography career to the next level. The quiet wildness and immensity of Canada were a revelation to him. Ever since his first visit to a foreign country (the U.S.) when he was 11, Alex has loved to travel. He has traversed and photographed – mostly by himself – just a small part of the Earth, and he intends to keep going as long as there are places he hasn’t seen.

  • Jesse

    Looking good Alex!

Awesome editing and evocative music make this travel video stand out.
Putting the country's many natural features at high film speeds offers a new perspective
I will always be drawn to the cold, vacant, and unpredictable places.
Puyo's position in the Amazon keeps the wild around it eminently accessible.
It is basically a class V paddling safari through Uganda’s largest national park.
There was something in the air that told me I was going to like it here.
I went to Japan to experience and document Kyudo, the ancient art of Japanese archery.
I find a surreal comfort in the rattling and screeching of the subway.
A gorgeous, haunting time lapse of Eyjafjallajökull.
This man asked if I'd mind waiting while he went and changed into his nicest shirt.
We've profiled big ice in the Southern Hemi -- now it's time to look north.