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Odyssey 4k | Iceland’s ‘Midnight Sun’ Is A Breathtaking Spectacle of Colors

By Hanssie on September 7th 2015

There is something special and magical about sunrises and sunsets. Sure they happen every day and every night, thereby we take them for granted most of the time, but sometimes nature tosses in a light show to ‘wow’ us and remind us of its breathtaking beauty. Some days we are lucky enough to get a glimpse of the purple, pink and orange watercolor skies and snap some pictures before the light disappears again. This Prism of colors only occurs once in a while in my part of the world, when the light scatters through the particles in our atmosphere, hitting just the right hues. In Iceland, though, the long summer days makes this Nordic island country have endless days and “midnight suns” with rainbows of colors dancing in the night sky.



During Summer Solstice, the sky is never dark, creating a gorgeous array of colors as seen in the following 4k time-lapse. Called ‘Odyssey 4K’ and shot by Henry Jun Wah Lee and Evosia Studios, you see the spectacular skies from the land with the “Midnight Sun.”  This 4 minute time-lapse was shot earlier this summer over a period of two weeks. Capturing the color spectacle meant the team had to “navigate Iceland’s fickle weather” as part of the island was stormy while they were there. After exploring the entire island from “Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west and various mountains and coastal areas in the north, to the fjords in the east and the Vatnajökull glacier region in the south,” they named this time-lapse, “Odyssey” because,

In the end, the Odyssey is about the journey and its experiences rather than about the destination.

Enjoy this video in 4K if you have the capability, but either way, it is stunning.

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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  1. norman tesch

    looks better than northern lights

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  2. Paul Blacklock

    Incredible Landscape!

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  3. Joram J


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  4. Ralph Hightower

    This is beyond stunning! It’s magical!

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  5. Dalibor Tomic

    Beautiful :)

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