Photographer Isley Reust moved from Los Angeles to Iceland to follow her childhood dream and in the short 6-minute video above, explains what it’s like to live in an extremely remote village to help others decide if such a move is right for them.
The video above, which was spotted by Laughing Squid, is part of the Relocated series produced by Bustle, a “premier digital destination for young women.” To date, Bustle has produced 12 Relocated episodes that look at unusual, “off the beaten path” homes of people who live off the grid.
Isley Reust is a photographer and filmmaker based in Isafjordur, Iceland. She relocated to one of the most remote towns in Iceland in 2018, after spending years working in the film industry in Los Angeles. In the video, Reust recalls feeling unfulfilled in her career, which led her to a new life in Iceland. Reust has both German and American citizenship, which allowed her to settle in Isafjordur with relative bureaucratic ease.
Isley’s fishing village is home to only about 2,600 residents. According to Bustle, she spends her time guiding visitors through nature expeditions and documents the stunning beauty of the arctic landscape.
To learn more about Reust and her home in Iceland, you can follow her on Instagram and YouTube as well as her personal website. You can also find her photography available for sale through her online print store.