After Ice is a short film that explores how the glacial landscapes of the Hornafjörður region of Southeast Iceland are being affected by climate change. By comparing modern-day drone footage with 3D models created from aerial photography collected by the National Land Survey of Iceland throughout the Twentieth Century, we can gain a glimpse of not only the physical changes but also the aesthetics of a disappearing frozen world.

A project by:

Kieran Baxter and Þorvarður Árnason


Historical imagery based on aerial photography from Landmælingar Íslands / Nation Land Survey of Iceland

Drone filming in Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður / Vatnajökull National Park carried out under special permit


Music - Hugar “Aftur í Tíma”


Styrkt af / Sponsored by:

Umhverfis- og auðlindaráðuneytið (verkefnastyrkir) / Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources (project grants)

Landsbankinn - Samfélagssjóður (umhverfisstyrkir) / Landsbankinn - Community Fund (environmental grants)

Háskólinn í Dundee / University of Dundee


Þakkir / Thanks:

Jöklaveröld / Glacierworld, Hoffell

Háskóli Íslands / University of Iceland

Veðurstofa Íslands / Icelandic Meteorological Office

Náttúrustofa Suðausturlands / South East Iceland Nature Research Center


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