For 17 days I travelled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours a day. I’d sleep in the car, and eat whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, travelled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. 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 surreal.
Iceland is a landscape-photographers paradise and playground. It should be number one on every photographers must-visit list. Iceland, during the Midnight Sun, is in a permanent state of sunset. The sun never fully sets, but travels horizontally across the horizon each night. Check it out in the opening shot and at the :51 second mark in the video.
During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided light 24 hours a day, with as much as 6 hours of “Golden light”. Once the sun had set it would never get dark enough for the stars to come out. Iceland is stuck with a starless night until August.
You must visit Iceland sometime during your lifetime. You will never regret it.