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The Giants of Iceland

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Subscribe to FIGHTLAND: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Fightland 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. Check out more episodes of Fringes on VICE here: http://www.vice.com/Fringes Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Subscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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TWK -Talk with kannan (1 hour ago)
Are any of them gay and single? Just asking for a friend... LOL
Rubei (4 hours ago)
Roidland
dingdong (1 day ago)
Did they send this shrimp there for the contrast?
J Steiner4791 (2 days ago)
These guys are super sexy!
SOLJAH (3 days ago)
STED WORLD MAGGOT DICKS
Allen fowler (3 days ago)
“No, it’s also dangerous to cross the street “ I’m weak
Mr. Roboto (3 days ago)
when a Soy Boy goes to a Chad village
okaydk (4 days ago)
YouTube has been shoving this video up my ass since 2016
うぉ〜でぃん (4 days ago)
i want them to crush me with their thighs
Collin Rymer (4 days ago)
Way to choose the world’s biggest pussy to introduce Iceland’s strongest men.
Hafthor has won the world's strongest man this year! That guy's literally a mountain of a man.
Maximilian Wohler (5 days ago)
Scale 1/10 how much north are germans? plx?
Gohan_gum (6 days ago)
Wow I’ve never seen Thor without face paralysis
sean clements (7 days ago)
Holy fuck your subtitles are horrible.. THEY ARE SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE AND YOU CSNT EVEN GET WHAT THEY'RE SAYING RIGHT
FUGGle (9 days ago)
stop recommending this shit.
Bo Jordan (9 days ago)
Don't do steroids kids
YumYumGiveMeGumGum (10 days ago)
6:21 James Gordon everyone no joke.
Real & Bitchy (11 days ago)
these are the type of dicks I wanna sit on
Kaleb Plant (11 days ago)
Thor now has became the worlds strongest man!
Joshua (12 days ago)
Absolute Units
Jack Abbott (13 days ago)
i found this land at the top of the bean stalk
Shadows666 (15 days ago)
no steroids here...
Jacob Gutierrez (15 days ago)
I cringed so much when he did the obstacle course
Atomics (16 days ago)
Like Mr.Incredible
Roger vintebt (16 days ago)
They are skinny 🙃
Harry Hildebrandt (16 days ago)
"It turned out to be a picture of his daughter, being protected by a giant dragon." Now that's parenting.
Peter Cary (16 days ago)
vice is stupid
Jaehoon Jeong (16 days ago)
the whole country is a bloody snowstorm. You'd lose weight just by going outside.
Satans Channel (16 days ago)
Good job Thor on the road to the top. Strongest man on Earth.
Dimitry Petrevsky (17 days ago)
To say that i first joined when this channel only had 350k subs now its over 10M
EcHo SmurfZ (17 days ago)
Never been so proud to be Icelandic!
David DotExe (18 days ago)
This is no haul for John Paul ;)
Amyah Johnson (19 days ago)
Magnus came a long ways lol
Primrose Munro (19 days ago)
bloody hell hate to be crude but I'd gladly let these men pound me ahah
How to Draw (20 days ago)
top country of steroids
Ashlyn Reeves (20 days ago)
Daddy material.
Yo Nouh (20 days ago)
Isn’t Iceland the opposite of ice?
Believe Munashe (20 days ago)
the reporter seems to be a mingjar 11:09 hahahaha
Meme Man (21 days ago)
Oh wow 😍
Sotiria Deli (21 days ago)
That’s the pool my dad goes to
E rock (23 days ago)
Iceland. The nest of steroids
LeviathanSpeaks1469 (24 days ago)
Icelandic commandos wielding AA-12s would be natural born Space Marines...
Brox Broot (24 days ago)
Ffffffffffffffffffffiiishsh
Bucky (25 days ago)
You don't get like that only eating plants.
Lavonia Duda (25 days ago)
Truly enjoyed watching it. 😁
richard-von-huesner (25 days ago)
Iceland has biggest dick in Europe and one of the biggest dicks in the world hahahaha real men in Iceland. Not like small Romanian/arab and indian penis hahhahahahahhahahhababahahhahahaha
Fcutdlady (25 days ago)
I remember watching Jon Pall Sigmarsson when he competed on the world's strongest man. Quite a character
Hiam Laitthma (26 days ago)
Hafthor bjjorsson
Jacob Korban (26 days ago)
This interviewer is skinny asf dawg but that shirt dank asf
working shlub (27 days ago)
i watch these contests every time i come by them....these guys are unreal.
Carrot bom bom (27 days ago)
as a Icelander this is hilarious
Carrot bom bom (27 days ago)
HOLY SHIT MY CLASS MATES ARE IN THE WATER 7:13
alex perez (28 days ago)
I want a Samoan and someone from Iceland to have a baby. I want to see how big their baby would grow up to be.
D. Mac634 (28 days ago)
Watching that interviewer do that obsticale course made me sad lol
Carl Ohlin (29 days ago)
8:50 does anyone know what song that is????
Dillon L (29 days ago)
2:45 there are no Zumba classes here lol
Siip`Thiing HuiVaa TM (29 days ago)
girls will be like am horny am going there for suitors some quick business I thought black man were the strongest but am wrong
Jesse Webster (29 days ago)
Brian Shaw though
i n0 (1 month ago)
what is this sport called?
Why Me? (1 month ago)
These guys are amazing
Dioross Orozco (1 month ago)
Fucking how could they live there, where the air hurts your face and they so calm like its nothing.
straight to hell (1 month ago)
I want one of those Icelandic hunks for myself. They're fucking hot.
Bar Talmay (1 month ago)
My kind of man.
booldawg (1 month ago)
Elliot Rodger gave this a thumbs down.
LEAX JIUJITSU (1 month ago)
I want to see these guys get som training and get in to BJJ
LEAX JIUJITSU (1 month ago)
Pall Logansson aka the Islandic Logan paul xD
Debra Wehrly (1 month ago)
I love how these very strong men are also so down to earth.  A nice guy.  I sure would like to meet someone like him
Max Miesen (1 month ago)
Vice > Buzzfeed
Blaze Wolf (1 month ago)
whats the song at 8:50
Carl Ohlin (20 days ago)
+Blaze Wolf rip such a great song
Blaze Wolf (20 days ago)
+Carl Ohlin I have not
Carl Ohlin (20 days ago)
have u figured it out?
CHill TACtics (1 month ago)
Good video
Sam Sheikh (1 month ago)
You know for years, white people used to be hailed as the fastest in the world.. why? Because only white people competed in sprinting... as soon as blacks took up the sport seriously they dominated.. same with boxing.. and similar things are happening in MMA.. blacks are top of most MMA divisions now! if you read your history correctly the vikings were smashed by Arabs in Spain.. but no one will ever tell you that.. Africans are by far the most gifted athletically and strength wise.. as soon as blacks start to take strongman seriously and start participating in big numbers they will dominate strongman as well.. mark my words.. whites only dominate sports they practice.. but it’s been proven time and time again, when more people and races start to compete their dominance is killed.. remember mark Henry, the greatest strongmen call him the strongest who ever lived! Imagine if he dedicated his life to strongman? He’d be to strongman what MJ was to pop music!
jaxk snow (1 month ago)
Not really bro lol. Black men have certain advantages i will admit. But whites are stronger
Sammy Last Name (1 month ago)
All this racism in the comments makes me consider how fucking stupid people can be. You call yourselves the master race and yet cant separate the dumb ass extremists from the good, normal people? Are we committing a crime just by existing? We're people, just like you tryna make our way in the world, just like you. Except we dont hate a certain group just because of the actions of a few extremists. By that logic every white person is trash because of the shit Europeans did in medieval times. I have tons of white friends myself and I'm so glad to see that there are actually people in the world who believe that all men and women are born equal.
Robert Lewis (1 month ago)
FOR HONOR
Blend Zeka (1 month ago)
Scrawny niggas disliked
The Driven (1 month ago)
That’s funny, I went to Iceland last summer. I don’t think I saw one “giant”.
Stan Kabz (1 month ago)
Iceland for me are
None of your buisiness (1 month ago)
The rise of the vinkings
PaoPao TheCat (1 month ago)
These dudes are so fuckin badass
Massimo Giordano (1 month ago)
THE NEW BEARLAND ....💥💥💥💥💥❗️❗️❗️❗️🌍🌍🌍🌍
I still don't want to be a strong man. He said it was heavy on his knees.
Zachary Osborn (1 month ago)
Yes because these guys take it to the extreme, but there's no excuse to be unfit (not assuming you are).
NotSoRadke (1 month ago)
I wish I was like them, holy hell. Everyone is so cool and chill and strong. They're definitely goals
NotSoRadke (1 month ago)
+Fuck white supremacists alright
NotSoRadk: I can disagree.
Utku Grafik (1 month ago)
er dachte bestimmt die ganze zeit : shit mein YSL pulli ist im arsch hahahaha
Champagne Papi (1 month ago)
*THICC DADDY*
Valentina Trovato (1 month ago)
Them boyz are thiccccc 😍
Extrem John (1 month ago)
Imagine if they become zombies
Nathan Ardany Tanara (1 month ago)
Wayne Rooney?
the realG (1 month ago)
They aren't strong. They inject steroids. You can't do well in those competitions without it. lets be real they are just fat fucks but the have good height
It's funny how he pronounces icelandic names 😂 but good job a for effort
I'm from. Iceland
Megan Carrington (1 month ago)
My nation🇮🇸💙
ksks (15 days ago)
Perfecta genetica
angela ungureanu (28 days ago)
God bless your nation 💕. Love from Romania
Neo Nattionalists (1 month ago)
Is this what modern day vikings looks like?
Commentator541 (1 month ago)
They have no sex appeal what so ever.
Andrzej Maciaszek (1 month ago)
I want to do sex with him
Michael Paul (1 month ago)
Dudesons are from Helsinki!
mauregui191528 (1 month ago)
Bruce lee with that skinny body could beat any of these "giants" easily.
Deefex dB (1 month ago)
Their bodies are like works of art.
Young Wavy (1 month ago)
Neatherdals
Noelle (1 month ago)
uhhhhhh i’m going to iceland
little gamer (1 month ago)
Everyone from Iceland is from Norway originaly
H.M Shamil (1 month ago)
I truly wish to be a strongman aka giant
Tromsat (1 month ago)
These are northern European Viking men. Biggest strongest and most powerful men on the planet.

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