Five years ago, Benjamin Hardman embarked on his first photographic mission in an Arctic winter climate.
Ever since, Benjamin’s passion for the cold has driven him further in his search of the North’s most obscure landscapes – the barren, cold and volatile environments that are inhabited by colossal ice structures, carved volcanic mountains and resilient wildlife.
"Earlier this summer I joined forces with my closest friends at 66° North to reach a remote area of Vatnajökull by plane. My goal was to realise a dream of shooting over a specific section of ice on Breiðamerkurjökull, something that I’d been planning out for years. Of course, the classic unpredictable Icelandic weather threw many challenges at us along the way, but eventually we made it. What came out of this mission is a great story of my background in Iceland and the journey of seeing this country from the sky."
Now calling the southern countryside of Iceland home, Benjamin divides his time between a range of photographic assignments and solo exploration of the ever surprising Icelandic nature.
Benjamin's story is a fascinating example of how the extremes of Icelandic nature can captivate the heart and imagination of travellers far and wide.
We're happy to be able to call Benjamin an Icelandic local. It is people like him, that drive us at 66°North further.