Russell Crowe's commute to work may sound harsh, but something tells me the 48-year-old is enjoying every moment. 


The actor is currently filming on location in South Iceland for director Darren Aronofsky's new film "Noah" (for which he plays the titular role) and hasn't been shy on Twitter about sharing his experiences. 


"I'm living on a vast plain of volcanic ash in the lee of a volcanic glacier," he says. "The commute to work is a hike up a mountain ... Wind tears the volcanic desert, ash and sand arcing in 40 foot waves across the plain, in the distance the sonambulent glacier leaks #inmyeyes (sic)."


The actor later tweeted a photo of his "office" shown below:



Crowe also recently shot scenes on Dyrholaey Beach, which he later discovered has a rather alarming reputation. 


"Monday, part of a scene I went for a dip in the ocean," he tweeted. "I can't describe the shock of cold, told this morning 'most dangerous beach in Iceland.'"


Indeed, Dyrholaey - which features a unique beach made of black volcanic ash and lava - features very strong currents and powerful "rogue waves" that often smash into unsuspecting tourists. 


According to Variety, "Noah" will tell the story of a man who loves Earth and all of its animal inhabitants but has "become disillusioned with the way humans have treated their planet." The $130M film is slated for a March 2014 release. 


Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

Russell Crowe's wild Iceland shoot for 'Noah'
Actor is currently filming in South Iceland on a "vast plain of volcanic ash."