Iceland is a special place, it's constantly evolving as volcanos spew their guts and glaciers shed their gelid skins. The Atlantic diversions crew, Chris McClean and Noah Lane, arrived in a storm and headed to the remote west to seek shelter, stumbling upon a river bank along the way that coughed up fun waves for hours.
After retracing their steps south to await the next swell they hit the tourist trail: waterfalls, ice lakes and epic campsites. When the next storm hit they found a right point reeling beside a man-made break water. The waves never hit the epic proportions expected, but the experience was unforgettable: "You drive around Iceland with your mouth agape," says filmmaker, Chris. "Every twist in the road delivers something new, sleeping under Northern Lights won’t be forgotten in a hurry. I can't wait to get back and hopefully next time Ægir (Norse god of the sea) will send us a few more waves."
Hunting Barrels Under The Northern Lights In Iceland | Atlantic Diversions, Ep. 6
Freesurfing adventures to the Atlantic’s treasure islands.
We hope to find gold on our freesurfing adventures but as Scottish travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island says ‘Sometimes the isle was thick with savages, with whom we fought, sometimes full of dangerous animals that hunted us, but in all my fancies nothing occurred to me so strange as our actual adventures’.
The Atlantic although a unpredictable beast is home to a number of islands with amazing landscapes, waves, culture and communities. Our plan is to handpick a selection with potential, hit the road and explore.
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