Marcus Caston Partnered with Matt Hardy for the 2016 REDirect EXPLORE film competition. Now months past their original edit for the competition, we asked them to re-edit their footage along with clips captured by Mike Schirf. Here is what Marcus has to say about Iceland:

“There is corn skiing and fjords a lot of places on this earth. So what makes Iceland so special? The island radiates an undeniable energy thats powerful and intense, and at the same time lighthearted and quirky. The energy nests itself in everything around, especially in it’s people, and if you have ever met an Icelander you know what I mean. It is not uncommon to be listening to a story about fairies and elves from a 200 pound viking that could rip your head off in a second if he decided to stop being so damn cuddly. Icelanders are the best story tellers in the world, you literally cant ask for directions without hearing am epic mythical tale. Everything is rooted in legend, and everything is the way it is because of… (insert saga). So what makes Iceland so special to me? All that, and the skiing totally kicks ass!”