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Icelandic Search & Rescue

Icelandic Search & Rescue

I first visited Iceland in April 2016, and instantly fell in love with the desolate landscapes, dramatic volcanos, mountains, glaciers and waterfalls. I returned in February 2018 with a group of friends, and our trip was stumped by constant snowstorms and closed roads. Towards the end of our trip, we got stuck near Geysir, along with around 100 other vehicles. Luckily, we were saved by local volunteers of the search and rescue, and managed to take refuge in a nearby town hall with some other stranded people. We spoke with our rescuers and took some pictures with them before we all convoyed back towards Selfoss. We were only stranded for 10 hours, which isn’t really a long time, but we were all pretty anxious at the time, especially when our cars radiator stopped worked. Throughout the rest of 2018, I looked back fondly at the extreme experience, and decided it was time to dive into documenting the search and rescue team.

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