- Anna Dorothea Ker
German Roamers is a consortium of photographers on Instagram who tell their stories of travels through off-the-beaten-track locations. One of their latest adventures saw them road tripping through Iceland.
The Samsung Gear S3 frontier smartwatch was by their side as the photographers journeyed through the island of fire and ice. Recalling the highlights of their journey, they share their experiences in the following photo series and accompanying commentary: “With only five hours of natural light per day, we had to use every minute – there was hardly a moment where we didn’t have the camera in our hands. Overall, there wasn’t a single place that didn’t leave us in awe. The overwhelmingly magical landscapes can hardly be captured in a single photo. We were often so overwhelmed that we had to spin around in a circle to experience the moment with all our senses. Each new place we visited felt like a strange new world waiting to be conquered.
Remo’s personal highlight was an encounter with a herd of Icelandic horses. The freedom and wild beauty they radiated stood in stark contrast with the kindness and serenity they brought us. As always, our trusty Samsung Gear S3 frontier guided us along. As he – aka @livingitrural – said, “The best feature of the watch is that you can design the interface yourself, so you can wear your favorite photo on your wrist.”
Heavy rain and fog were a constant element of our trip. At Jökulsárlón, Max’s – aka @muenchmax‘s – kayak came in handy for paddling through ice drifting along the glacier river lagoon. “The kayak glided almost silently through the deep blue water. Time seems to stand still – I check the Gear S3 frontier, the display is lit, the pointer moves unstoppably. And yet, I feel like I’m in a forgotten world.” he noted.
When we arrived at the Skogafoss waterfall it was raining heavily, so it took a little time for the details of the incredible natural environment to emerge. We tried to get as close to the mighty, thundering stream of water as possible. At the end of the day we found ourselves wet but happy. Along the way, our Samsung Gear S3 frontier watch kept us on track. In the words of @lennartpagel, “Whilst walking or biking, a quick glance at my wrist can tell me whether I’m on the right path, what my heart rate is an how the weather will change in the next few hours. And the best thing is that I don’t have to protect it from any weather: Be it sun, rain or snow.”
For us, Iceland meant starting the days in darkness and rain, and that’s exactly how our trip to the black sand beach in Reynisfjara began. We found ourselves speechless standing in front of the 3-meter high waves, backdropped by breathtaking cliffs and a gloomy black sand beach. Seeking a different perspective on the view, Roman climbed a rock – and was promptly caught off guard by a wave! As he – aka @rawmeyn – said, “The Gear S3 frontier is the perfect companion for anyone on the road! All the information you need is instantly at hand.”
All in all, the trip was great, and the impressions we collected were unforgettable. The rough charm of Iceland and its unique landscapes are hard to beat, making it a dream for photographers. We’re looking forward to our upcoming trips with the Samsung Gear S3 frontier in far-flung countries around the world.