The Sound of Iceland (VIDEO)

Jessica Peterson


What does the Land of Fire and Ice sound like? Listen. This travel film was shot over 9 days in a campervan exploring geothermal hotspots, mystic mountains, and half-frozen waterfalls in Iceland.

Directed, filmed, edited and starring Jessica Peterson.

Music licensed from “Dreamlife” by Tony Anderson.


Reykjavik, Vik, Kirkjufellsfoss, Kirkjufell, Grundarfjörður, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Blue Lagoon, Skógafoss, Dyrhólaey, Reynisdrangur, Harpa Concert Hall, Seljalandsfoss, Hallgrímskirkja, Sólheimasandur, Pingvellir.

Thanks to: Kuku Campers, Norðurflug Helicopter Tours, and Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina.


  1. Gabi
    July 8, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    This is a stunning video Jessica! Beautiful vibe, would love to go back to Iceland.

  2. Pia S
    July 9, 2015 at 4:55 am

    I could watch this over and over!! A++++
    I always love watching and reading your new posts!
    xx, Pia

  3. Wendy Song
    Wendy SongReply
    December 8, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Coooooooooooooool. Love this one. My colleague shared your blog about Zhangjiajie with all of China Highlights staff via OUTLOOK. And I found this amazing video. Will follow your future updates!

    • Global Girl Travels
      December 8, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks, Wendy! I’m so glad to have connected with China Highlights.

  4. Peter
    June 29, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    So incredibly awesome Global Girl Travels!!

  5. Zinara
    April 26, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Oh my gawd! Is Iceland even real? This is superb and breathtakingly beautiful! Look at those half-frozen waterfalls. I watched this twice and can go on for more.

  6. Bhushavali
    April 26, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Wow!! That’s a gorgeous video with stunning sound, music & editing! Looks like an official tourism department video!

  7. Juliette @ Snorkels To Snow
    April 26, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Oh this is just one of the best Iceland posts ever! This is truly awesome. Love the sounds of the glacier creaking and water trickling. I love how you have captured the Land of Fire and Ice in an audio form – truly unique and beautiful filmmaking, as always. Very inspiring.

  8. Ravenous Travellers
    Ravenous TravellersReply
    April 26, 2017 at 10:58 am

    what an incredible video! Reminded me of our trip to Iceland 4 years ago, and now I want to go back all over again. Awesome editing! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Marissa Abao
    Marissa AbaoReply
    April 26, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Your video felt powerful. It was like watching something that was beyond my imagination. Everything was perfect. Haha! I want to share this.
    You are so good at this. Are you just a travel blogger? You should do more and share your talent to a bigger audience. = )

    Iza c/o Kathy James (Walk About Wanderer)

  10. James Smith
    April 26, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    I recently went to Iceland for a few days and I can confirm your video captures the sound of Iceland beautifully. The only thing missing is the strong wind which occasionally gusts!! Is that the beach at Vik towards the end?

  11. travellingslacker
    April 27, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Amazing video! Everybody focuses on sights but thanks for focusing on sounds… living in cities, most people have forgotten the sound of raw nature. This video reminds us of that.

  12. Jón Jón
    Jón JónReply
    April 27, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    We are going to Iceland next summer and we are wondering which car rental we should take… Do you have any recommendation? I am looking into or or – Please advice!

  13. Abhinav Singh
    Abhinav SinghReply
    April 29, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Wow, such a brilliant idea to show a place through its sounds. I am in love with your amazing video making skills.

  14. Swati Sammie
    April 30, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Such a cool video. Love the one where you are standing near the waterfall. Iceland is such an amazing country. Planning for a roadtrip this year in Iceland.

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