Isley Reust is a photographer and filmmaker based in Isafjordur, Iceland. She relocated to one of the most remote towns in Iceland in 2018, after spending years working in the film industry in Los Angeles. She recalls feeling unfulfilled in her career, which led her to a new life in Iceland. Reust has both German and American citizenship, which allowed her to settle in Isafjordur with relative bureaucratic ease.
Isley’s fishing village is home to only about 2,600 residents. She spends her time guiding visitors through nature expeditions and documents the stunning beauty of the arctic landscape. She sat down with Bustle to explain what she enjoys the most about this remote life and how she hopes it changes in the future.
Relocated is a series from Bustle where we chat with daring individuals who stepped away from the rat race to build a life a little more unconventionally.