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.

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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  • Gabi

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

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

  • Wendy Song

    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!

  • Peter

    So incredibly awesome Global Girl Travels!!

  • Zinara

    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.

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

  • 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.

  • Ravenous Travellers

    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!

  • Marissa Abao

    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)

  • 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?

  • travellingslacker

    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.

  • Jón Jón

    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!

  • Abhinav Singh

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

  • 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.