The start of our next river, the Markarfljot.

Adventurer Alastair Humphreys and photographer Chris Herwig made an unsupported crossing of Iceland. They carried all of their food, camping gear, and equipment for both glacier crossing and packrafting in 40kg packs.


Hiking inland from the coast to the bleak interior highlands, Alastair and Chris crossed a glacier to reach the headwaters of Iceland's longest river. There they inflated packrafts and began paddling their way down to the opposite coast.


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The start of our next river, the markarfljot.

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Taken on July 18, 2010
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