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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BoniBon 666 

Holy shit the incels and horny people on this comment section is pathetic.

Sami Motaghedi 

These guys are so nice and down to earth! I wish them the best

B. B. 

What is the obstacle course for children called?

Thomas French 

He had ysl on

Truth Hurts 

I lived in Iceland for two years. It was easily the best two years of my life.

sweet potato163 

What a cute teddy bear

Nicholas Niedzielski 

Just imagine thier army


there is a slightly disparaging attitude toward men being (big strong) men in this vid that is typical of the NWOs version of masculinity that Vice is promoting. Well done Vice. Keep sucking your globalist masters dicks.

Riley Tuplin 

It’s not the shoes that make you useless.

I’m a Joke 

Wtf 2:32 that’s my school behind him and I know where he is

Oh Yeah Boi 

They are modern neanderthals.

Leonard Wong 

love this!! hooo yeah! Your government should look to support this industry. Also have a proper career paths for these men! Celebrate masculinity. I used your videos in my Physical Ed lessons! Children were so inspired.

Remember when i was younger... could climb ropes with my hands alone....ahhhh it's good to be young!

Random Gaming 

im confused is this Iceland or greenland

Isak Scaggs 

Proud to be Icelandic 💯💯🇮🇸🇮🇸

Wololo Man 

So... Iceland is Jotunheim now.


Absolute unit.

loskie 2007 

*Hypothermia has left the game*


Okay why am I getting sexually excited rn...I'm a guy...

Shak Os 

LMAO 7:18

Farakaan Thompson 

Rumor has it That just one of these guys sperm can impregnate over 5007625255252 women at once!


Well, the champion is only one - Mariusz Pudzianowski.

Sonia warren 

An actual Viking...OOH my

Rohan Rao 

I reckon they have a tiny wiener!!

Ben Brennan 

Iceland = 🇮🇸, strong men and Sigur Ros 🎼

Brandon Huang 

So if we fought iceland in a war we would see vikings coming by sea and invading murica

j t 

Based on the comments I guess Iceland will soon be a sex tourism destination

Amadeo DT 

magnus sounds scottish

Tom Kelly 

I like these guys, they seem to be very well grounded. They can also speak unlike many other kinds of professional athletes.

Hassoun - 

What do u expect ? They are VIKINGS

Taylor Ugava 

Find real giants in samoan!🇼🇸🇼🇸

Zane Arnold 

Crawling on the ground in a St. Laurent sweater...


Quinn Boughner [Sucks] 

Thor is now strongest in world

Lau Barros 

😍icelandics boys

It's Dark 

13:05 That explains alot


you can improve your body but you cant improve your organs, theres a limit what your heart can do, no matter how healthy it can be, and therefore , yes you can indeed be too fit, to the point you can die when you bring 100% of your strenght of your whole body at once, your body can shut down and you may just outright die. and im not even just talking about heart failure either. theres few cases where these people have just outright died durring training or competition

Ahmed H 

Magnus is still the Man.

Ahmed H 

15.00 God help the Tattoo Artist if he gets it wrong......The mountain Turns into a 🌋🌋🌋🌋


Not many people will be messing with these guys.

a ing, army ult stan 

clicked bc the thumbnail is hot

MG Productions 

This is why vice sucks, you send an unathletic pansy to a country full of big ass people and make you guys look like even bigger bitches

MG Productions 

I hate crunch bars

Sidney LeVine 

manlet in year 2070 (colorized)

Beast Consumes 

didn't know they added these, better bring your rune set

R 0587 

I’m a fuckin ant compare to them


can one of them be my dad?

sun flower 


Paffen Päft 

a real life viking, now i've seen it all lol

Lemmetry ' 

1:09 Those viking grunts, holy shit.

Random Stuffings 


Are the giants lunatics? ;)

Lou White 

I suppose they can call it Icelandic Ninja Warrior. Its been done before.