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Reporter from CNN makes a tribute tour to Svínafellsjökull outlet glacier which was used as a set for Interstellar

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  • Svínafellsjökull glacier or an alien world? In Interstellar Matthew McConaughey leads a team of space travelers on a voyage through a wormhole to another galaxy in an attempt to save the human race. Photo/

CNN has just published a fantastic travel story on Svínafellsjökull, an outlet glacier from Vatnajökull glacier, which is a stand-in for alien planet in director Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi film Interstellar.

The film has opened in theaters to great reviews. Some scenes of the film were shot Vatnajökull glacier's Svínafellsjökull outlet in Southeast Iceland in 2013.


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Barry Neild, CNN's reporter, explains that although Svínafellsjökull "doesn't have a lengthy role in "Interstellar," ... It looks so incredible, I wanted to see it for myself."

Neild takes the reader on a great roadtrip in Iceland and all the way up on the glacier wearing crampons and an ice ax. A highly recommended read indeed.

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