Last Days of the Arctic

Ragnar Alexsson, a.k.a. RAX, is among the most celebrated photographers in the world. His series Faces of the North are a living document of the dying cultures of the far northern reaches of the planet. His photo essays of farmers and fishermen in Icleand, and of the great hunters of Greenland give an amazing insight into everyday life of people who struggle a daily battle with the Arctic nature.

A celebration of the photographer and his subjects, Last Days of the Arctic is an elegy for a disappearing landscape and the people who inhabit it.

About the film

  • Type
  • National Premiere Date
    August 19, 2011, Bíó Paradís
  • International Premiere Date
    September 5, 2011, BBC Four - Storyville
  • Length
    90 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic, English, Danish, Greenlandic
  • Original Title
    Andlit norðursins
  • International Title
    Last Days of the Arctic
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Germany, United States, United Kingdom, Holland
  • Premiere TV Channel
    BBC Four
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
  • Screening format and subtitles
    Blu Ray w/English subtitles



  • 2016
    Mirgorod Film Festival, Poltava, Úkraína
  • 2014
    Icelandic Film Festival, Nuuk
  • 2012
    Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece
  • 2012
    4 Steps into the Great North - Icelandic Days, Rome, Italy
  • 2011
    Sheffield Doc/Fest - Award: In competition for the Sheffield Green Award.

Television distribution

  • England
    BBC Four, 2011
  • Iceland
    RÚV, 2011

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland
    Bíó Paradís, 2011