Watch as this guy explores an iceberg by running

Get a POV view of running on an Icelandic chunk of ice.
By Alison Mann

It was through a chance sighting that Seb Montaz found an incredible iceberg to run on. He had actually been shooting surfing in Iceland when he spied iceberg debris in the distance.

Venturing onto a glacier he found icebergs, frozen in a lake, and being a trail runner from Chamonix there was no way he could pass up the chance to run on the ice.

Check out the awesome video he made while there in the player above.

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Check out some more drone footage of the iceberg

Ice is a great surface to run on, which explains his desire to run on the iceberg, Seb says: “I like to run on a special surface – a sandy volcano, a canyon, and running on ice is one of the most enjoyable! There are so many features you just can’t find on other surfaces.”

I like to run on a special surface... ice is the most enjoyable!

Sébastien Montaz-Rosset
Sébastien Montaz-Rosset running on an iceberg in Southern Iceland
Running on ice © Sébastien Montaz-Rosset

As for the location, the iceberg was found in a glacial lagoon in southern Iceland. It’s called Fjallsárlón and the pieces of the Vatnajökull glacier are carried there, before breaking up and ending up at sea. It freezes in the winter, so it’s possible to access the glacier.

The iceberg was located in Iceland

Sébastien Montaz-Rosset on top of an iceberg in Southern Iceland
The iceberg © Sébastien Montaz-Rosset

“The icebergs are not far away, but people usually don’t go there,” says Seb. Being a mountaineer, he had ski touring equipment so was able to explore the glacier and the icebergs.

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