The Sport of Thrones actor Iain Glen may be very keen on Icelandic nature and says he will likely be again although his final journey was very totally different than deliberate as a result of extreme snowstorm in December.
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Iain Glen is in a resort room someplace in South Africa the place he’s at present taking pictures. We discovered a time within the busy day to speak in a video name over half the world, discussing worlds and areas; the lengthy profession, the Sport of Thrones and his appearing within the Icelandic movie Napoleonic Documentary, which premieres right here subsequent Friday. Glen may be very simple going and it’s like speaking to an previous buddy, not a well-known celeb. He leaned again in his seat, wearing a purple t-shirt and began speaking. And the African solar shone by way of the window.

Iceland is a favorite

Clearly, your work is main you all over the world. Do you will have a favourite nation?

“Iceland!” says Glen loudly, and the reporter says that’s definately the best reply.

Glen says he appreciates the privilege of touring and seeing the world by way of his work.

“It’s eye-opening to journey, however I usually see international locations otherwise from a vacationer, as I work with locals and infrequently spend a substantial period of time within the locations. I’ve been very fortunate. And if I speak about favorite locations, Iceland is definately on the record.

I’ve labored there 5 instances; the primary time I used to be there was engaged on the movie Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig years in the past. We had been driving round on glaciers and lagoons. Then I went there a few instances to shoot Sport of Thrones and I’ve additionally acted there in different movies, together with the Napoleonic Documentary.”

Acquired caught up within the unhealthy snowstorm

This previous December, Glenn deliberate to spend a couple of days in Iceland on a winter break, but it surely was totally different from what he got down to do. Earlier than describing the journey, he talks about what it’s about Iceland that fascinates him.

“The panorama in Iceland may be very totally different from the rest. The land is so lovely; it’s so huge and this unbelievable gentle. After I’m there, I really feel alone with nature.

It seems like a rustic nearly untouched by human habitation. I’m going not solely to Iceland for work, but in addition for a trip, however I used to be proper there simply earlier than Christmas, with my spouse and my two youngest kids. We had been caught within the storm that lasted 4 days and had been caught in a really chilly storm.

We deliberate to remain there for 3 nights with the intention of staying a couple of nights on the vacationer vacation spot

Torfhús Retreat

, positioned close to the Golden Circle, with a cease within the Blue Lagoon. What occurred first was that we grew to become caught within the Blue Lagoon for twelve hours due to the climate. We ended up in Reykjavík at three within the morning and from there we drove to Torfhús.

We didn’t do something there, actually, as a result of all of the roads had been closed. We didn’t experience horses, not swim in caves, not drive on snowmobiles on glaciers; we did nothing! We had been simply caught inside, and even needed to be ferried thrice a day between homes to get to the meals,” he smiles.

“It was very dramatic and actually the journey was ruined in some ways, however there’s one thing extraordinary about being within the energy of nature. It reminds us—individuals—that we will’t management every little thing, if you concentrate on it philosophically. Iceland has this energy,” he says, “and he says he isn’t going to be discouraged by this expertise or by any additional visits to Iceland.

That is an excerpt from an extended interview in Morgunblaðið this Sunday.