The Giants of Iceland

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Despite its tiny population, Iceland has a reputation in the World's Strongest Man competition that stands higher than perhaps any other country's. This small, black rock in the middle of the ocean has produced a lineage of strongmen dating back to the Vikings.

VICE went out there to investigate why this tiny island produces such strong people. Hanging out at Jakabol—a gym run by ex-champion Magnus Ver Magnusson—we met a whole host of Icelandic strongmen, which includes Hafthor "Thor" Bjornsson, the 6'9" star of Game of Thrones.




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The journalist looks like he' just dropped out of hogwarts.

Author — Mohammed Safdar

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They had the dweebiest guy interview the strong men. Nice

Author — Let Nature RS

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Most of the guys in Iceland could probably pat me on the back and accidentally break my spine good lord lol

Author — Hannah Christine

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''Let's send the weakest man we have to interview the strongest men on earth''

Author — Under the Surface

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Love the Viking Spirit, but what it impresses me is that they choose family, community and an honest living.

Author — Al Hara

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I didn't know Icelandic people sound kinda Scottish

Author — Mad Lib

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America has giants too, FAT ones though

Author — kikck me lol

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Maybe that’s why Nordic people believed in the Jötnar .. (giants) because some of their people were giants and maybe were seen as a different people or caste .. 🤔🤷🏽‍♂️

Author — Gabriel Pena

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"Insane diets" shows video of Hafthor eating spinach😂.

Author — han solo

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Forget about dating local I’m going to Iceland to find me a mans🥵🤤

Author — Noni SM

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I’m Icelandic and honestly they are like
1% of the people.

Author — CHESTNUT CHH

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A truly british man: competing against the national champion with no training "I've got the wrong shoes on for this, I'm going to be absolutely useless"

Author — Larah Forrest

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"I am ready" Takes off jacket to reveal Saint Laurent pullover.

Author — a J

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When I grow up I want to be a forklift

Author — jebuzDonkey

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The rest of the world: Catwalk



Iceland: *CARWALK*

Author — Kill Me

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Viking raids must have been terrifying

Can you imagine 50 of these guys running along the beach towards you screaming "I feel unloved, give me a hug!"?

Author — Matthew Coke

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Iceland should play RUGBY, their built for it.

Author — L.A. gonzalez

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Watching this 5 years later and knowing where Thor wound up in life is pretty amazing.

Author — Kyle A. Scarborough

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these dudes are so chill and down to earth.They are like Friendly Giants.

Author — Alannah Jones

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3:02, I tried to pronounce his name, now there is a demon in my room

Author — Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz