Iceland is a country loaded with pristine lakes, ice caves, and — most important for professional kayakers Ben Brown and Anton Immler — amazing glacial waterfalls just waiting to be dropped in on. They took on somewhere around 12 waterfalls, running each one just about 20 times. "The thing that strikes you when you first go there is you're blown away by how a place that's so small can have such untapped potential," Brown said. "And you can go as big as you want."
The combination of heavy rain and snowfall with mountain-cutting glaciers has created a seemingly countless number of kayaking possibilities. This is what makes Iceland the perfect location for a kayak road trip — if you can handle the frigid temperatures. While waterfalls abound, Brown says it's the "rugged, stark beauty" that makes Iceland so special. "Every time I go there, I'm left with a desire to head back again and keep exploring."