Awesome travel video: time lapse of Iceland’s midnight sun

Posted by Adel Groenewald on 30 November 2012

Midnight sun is a natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day. Michael Levy spent 17 days and nights travelling on his own across Iceland, shooting pretty much non stop and travelling about 2900 miles to capture this amazing phenomenon. ‘Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.’

During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am, leaving 24 hours of daylight. And you know that two hours of ‘Golden light’ that photographers always go on about? Well during this time, there were about six hours of amazing warm light every day.

So sit back and enjoy 4 minutes of time lapse amazingness.

Midnight Sun | Iceland from SCIENTIFANTASTIC on Vimeo.


Read: The highs and lows of natural light

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