Iceland is known for its dramatic canyons, steep whitewater rivers and mesmerizing volcanic activity. Holding the highest concentration of waterfalls in the world, it’s no surprise that the land of fire and ice is becoming a popular destination for professional kayakers looking to push the limits of the sport.

Aniol Serrassolses, Mikel Sarasola and Aleix Salvat posing during the Jotunn project in Jokulsarlon Glacier, Iceland
The team: Aniol Serrassolses, Mikel Sarasola and Aleix Salvat posing during the Jotunn project in Jokulsarlon Glacier, Iceland. Photo: David Nogales / Red Bull Content Pool

In summer 2021, Aniol Serrasolses, Aleix Salvat and Mikel Sarasola embarked on an expedition to unchartered waters within the Nordic country in the hopes of unearthing its most technical, remote and previously unrunnable rivers.

Serrasolses and the team spent three long weeks hiking the unforgiving terrain with their kayaks in tow. They pushed themselves to the limits both physically and mentally in their quest to achieve their mission: travel to a series of remote, Icelandic rivers (identified via satellite imagery) and bag some incredible first descents.

Aniol Serrassolses, Mikel Sarasola and Aleix Salvat paddling in Studlahil, Iceland.
Not a movie set: Aniol Serrassolses, Mikel Sarasola and Aleix Salvat paddling in Studlahil, Iceland. Photo: David Nogales / Red Bull Content Pool

The recent RedBull TV documentary Jötunn follows Serrasolses and crew throughout the highs and lows of their otherworldly adventure. It teases us with scenes so spectacular and Game of Thrones-esque that it’s hard to believe that we’re witnessing real footage.

“It’s in nature and in the rivers where we are ourselves and feel fulfilled,” said Serrasolses. “I cannot think of a better place than Iceland to start over again after such a difficult year as 2020.”

Aniol Serrasolses dropping a waterfall in Fossa, Iceland.
Aniol Serrasolses dropping a committing waterfall in Fossa, Iceland. Photo: David Nogales / Red Bull Content Pool

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