No, you’re not looking at the latest work of Simon Stålenhag, the artist who inspired the new Amazon sci-fi series Tales from the Loop. The images showcased above are from a recent expedition to Iceland and were captured by adventurer Dave Hodge. This otherworldly journey was commissioned to test out the MS1, a revolutionary spacesuit prototype designed for simulated missions to Mars.

Obviously, Iceland provides an ideal landscape for these crucial suit-testing missions. You can learn more about this surreal future-proofing expedition at The Explorers Journal. Here at Vanish, we’re watching these developments closely to see what innovations find their way into our everyday kits and will keep you up to speed as this story develops.