Iceland has some of the few remaining large wilderness areas in Europe and there are many concerned that some of these areas are being sold off to large foreign corporations for future development.
Dreamland is a feature length documentary about the exploitation of Icelandic nature.
I have also just been reading a little story about Lake Mývatn and the River Laxá in Iceland, a heartwarming story where a small community just over 40 years ago took the law into their own hands to bring about environmental change and halt destruction to their land by the then government and developers. Through the actions of this small community Lake Mývatn and the River Laxá are now protected.
This trailer about The Laxá Farmers is a documentary about farmers who on August 7th 1970 blew up a dam to save their valley and river. They had protested the dam for years utilising all legal means available but were losing the battle and being chased off their land, as a last resort they went in the middle of the night with dynamite. Today Laxá River and Lake Mývatn are one of Iceland's most precious areas.